Malik blames 'invisible force' for disrupting peace in Karachi, Quetta
[Dawn] Minister for Interior Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
on Monday said that an 'invisible force' was engaged in disrupting peace in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
and Quetta on sectarian basis, but it would not succeed in its negative plans against the country.
Speaking to media representatives after a meeting with religious Learned Elders of Islam (holy men) belonging to different schools of thoughts, Malik said that there was no sectarian clash in the two cities but 'some enemies of the country' were trying to give it a sectarian colour.
The law enforcement agencies are gathering information and soon the names of those, who are indulged in such negative activities, will be revealed, he added.
He said that the basic objective of meeting Learned Elders of Islam was to formulate a strategy to control law and order situation, especially during Moslem holy month of Muharram.
Announcing the decisions taken during the meeting, Maulana Hanif Jalandhari said that all the Learned Elders of Islam will play a positive role for the promotion of religious harmony during Muharram and will avoid hurting sentiments of people belonging to different schools of thought.
He said that there was a consensus among the Learned Elders of Islam that the gunnies were the enemies of Islam, humanity and Pakistain.
He said the meeting also appealed to the print and electronic media not to publish or telecast provocative reports and statements, and also avoid issuing disheartening material.
He said the meeting decided that a religious solidarity committee, having members from all the sects, will be constituted.
The meeting condemned the killing of students of a Madrassa (seminary) in Bloody Karachi.
It was also decided that the government would provide security to the Madaris and mosques in the country. Raids on Madaris would be avoided and if required, those should be conducted in consultation with the Madrassa administrator, said the interior minister.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-13