ISLAMABAD - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is mulling to stage big sit-ins in the country mainly in Karachi to increase in killing of their workers.

The expected sit-ins would definitely put a negative impact on the economic situation of the country, as closure of the port city of Karachi for a day would inflict billions of rupees loss to the national economic life.

“We can even decide to stage sit-ins, if the government does not take proper action to stop killing of our workers,” MQM MNA Abdul Rashid Godil said while talking to The Nation on Wednesday.

Strongly criticizing the Sindh government, he claimed that it has totally failed to maintain law and order situation in Karachi as every passing day target killings are increasing.

“We are attending funerals of MQM workers almost every second day. Are the Karachi’ites not citizens of Pakistan,” said Godil, adding that they have all the options under constitution and law to record their protest.

About the response of political factions, the MQM MNA said that even a single political party has not issued a sympathetic statement or condemnation message. “It is a sorry state as even ruling parties have not issued a single condemnation message,” said Godil, adding that even civil society was not raising any voice for this target killing.

He further said that the federal government should also intervene in this situation to control law and order situation in the country.

Prime Minister, Army Chief and Interior Minister should immediately take notice of the Karachi situation.

“We cannot afford more massacre in our city, as even Karachities have started shifting to other areas of the country,” he said, adding that they had staged walkouts from the proceeding of the National Assembly (NA). He said that they would continue raising their voice against this tyranny in and outside the parliament.

About security matters, MQM legislator said their party had written letters to federal and provincial governments about enhancing security of main party members.

It would not be out of place to mention here that MQM had strongly raised their voice in National Assembly (NA) and staged walkout but PPP (ruling party of Sindh) had not properly assured to address their reservations.