Pakistani politicians are beyond common people’s imaginations; their words never match with their acts. Most of the time they shift blame on opponents and rest of the time blame; of Pakistani problems; is shifted on International powers. Right wing parties can’t accept the fact that currently Pakistan is burning in the fire of hatred and someextremist groups are taking advantage out of it. Recently, Nawaz Sharif was interviewed by a private channel and his statements especially for Karachi were conflicting with his past actions he took against Karachi.
Nawaz Sharif bypassed 1992 Karachi operation (known as operation cleanup or code name Blue fox) from his interview, which he launched against Karachi. MQM claims to have lost 15000 workers in that operation which started to target 72 criminals (Big fish) in Sindh. Although, Nawaz Sharif when regained power in 1997 and visited MQM headquarter in Karachi, apologized for 1992 operation. He promised to compensate the families of those people who were killed in that operation. The act of apologizing and compensating was the acceptance of the wrongdoings in 1992.
He said that Karachi’s situation was much better in his tenure and there was no killing and extortion in the city, then why did he need to launch the operation on the city? He said that our relations with our allies were jeopardized due to Hakim Saeed murder but the fact is different than his words. On August 13th 1997 he passed“Anti-Terrorism Act” which was opposed by all parties including their ally MQM. ATA was considering a free hand or license to law enforcement agencies to kill the citizens. ATA was openly opposed by the then judiciary and Chief Justice Sajjad Ali shah was not convinced on the need of establishing the special courts under ATA. The attack
on Supreme Court was carried First time in the history of Pakistan by a political party workers.
Human Rights of US State Department issued annual report of 1997; released on January 1998; criticized on the political and human rights in Pakistan. The report said that government has breached citizen privacy rights and political killings are common in Karachi. Judiciary is under political influence and there is limited freedom for assembly, movement and minorities specially Ahmadis. The report detailed about the extra judicial killings and said that criminal suspects found dead in Police custody and staged as police encounter.
Karachi remained on top in report for politically motivated extra judicial killings. Corruption in Police and their involvement in extra judicial killings were also highlighted. 2011 report showed Punjab Police topped in extra judicial killings. The human Right report also criticized on the Accountability Commission, that it is had been dominated by an “Accountability Cell” which is heading by a person close to then PM. Under the commission Asif Ali Zardari, then husband of Benazir Bhutto was also charged in corruption cases.
Not to forget about “the Registration of Printing Press and Publication Ordinance, 1997″. The act was made to curb the freedom of press. The ordinance authorized the magistrate and low-level Police officers to intervene in the press and bar the newspapers without any judicial notice or process.
In October 1998 Sind Government was dismissed by a suddenly held press conference by then PM Nawaz Sharif. He accused MQM in the assassination of Hakeem Saeed and even named some members including sitting MPA. The question which should have been arose that how can a prime minister accuse a group of people in a murder case without any investigation and judicial process?
Governor rule was imposed in Sindh after two days of PM’s indictment, but Assembly was neither dissolved nor suspended. MQM distant it from government and it was a high chance that PPP could make government in Sind but the Sind government was dismissed and governor rule was imposed.
Today’s words of Mian Nawaz Sharif don’t match with his past actions. But this is not USA where Republican vice president candidate Paul Ryan lost his own state because of his lies during election 2012 campaign.