LARKANA - Sindh Minister for Women Development Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto has condemning the ongoing tribal conflicts across the province and said that she would present a resolution in the Sindh Assembly for declaring tribal conflicts as acts of terrorism.
She said that reforms in police are required as corruption is rampant in the police department. She stressed the need for raising awareness on tribal. She said that the Pakistan People’s Party government would take every step to ensure basic facilities and safeguard civic rights of the people. She said the Pakistan Peoples Party has strived for democratic values and would continue doing so as per the vision of late Benazir Bhutto.
Other speakers demanded the government to ensure rule of law, carryout de-weaponisation, end illegal occupation of schools, prioritise education, and make reforms in police and judicial systems. They demanded ending political interference it police department, ensuring appointments on merit. They said crimes being committed in the name of tribal conflicts are actually acts of terrorism.
Earlier, sharing the findings of the research study, Hassan Nasir Mirbahar said that as per newspaper reports total 242 tribal conflicts occurred in past three years in eight districts: Khairpur Mirs, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Ghotki, Larkana, Kashmore and Kamber-Shehdadkot.
He added that 772 people were murdered whereas 548 injured in these clashes. He said 148 schools are closed in the eight districts of Sindh due to tribal conflicts. In the meantime, the incidents of street crime including motorcycle stanching have increased in recent days and police have completely failed to curb them. On Sunday, a citizen Aftab Larik was deprived of his bike and cash at village Panjudero near Naundero-Sukkur Road. Another villager Sajid Kharos was robbed of cash, motorcycle and cell-phone at Saidu Dero bus stop on Naundero-Larkana Road. The deprived villagers said they had informed the Naudero police but of no avail.
When contacted, SHO Imamdin Chandio said that he had ordered enhancing police patrol on three major roads of the area: Naudero-Ratodero, Naudero-Larkana and Naudero-Sukkur Road.