Coalition Partners Begin Removal Of Party Flags, Wall-Chalking In Karachi

Political parties in Karachi on Friday began a campaign to remove party flags and wall-chalking from different areas of the city. PHOTO: AFP/FILE
KARACHI: Political parties in Karachi on Friday began a campaign to remove party flags and wall-chalking from different areas of the city.
Leaders of the Awami National Party (ANP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were present on the occasion where party flag and wall-chalking inciting ethnic, political and sectarian strife were removed from the Regal Chowk and Empress Market areas.
Addressing the gathering, the leaders said that the people of Karachi had enough of violence and that no one would be allowed to disturb peace in the city. They also vowed to act against various mafias inciting violence.
Earlier, all three parties had met at the Governor House under the supervision of Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, and had decided to implement the 10-point code of conduct signed in the presence of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in August last year.
The coalition partners had decided to revive the coordination committee, comprising members of the three parties, besides agreeing to form such committees at the town level to visit the violence-hit areas to appeal the people to remain calm.
“Wall-chalking and hoisting of party flags and banners will be banned in disturbed areas to defuse the tension,” sources had said.
Karachi has once again seen a surge in violence, as over 35 people were killed in different incidents across the city in the last five days.

Source: tribune.com.pk

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