Qaim comments on May 12 riots create uproar in Assembly

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Observer Report

Karachi—The comments by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday during his speech in the Sindh Assembly that he was aware of those behind the May 12, 2007 riots in Karachi, created uproar in the Assembly as various Opposition members began to raise hue and cry over his remarks.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Member of Provincial Assembly Mohammad Hussain rose from his seat after Qaim Ali Shah commented upon the May 12 unrest and began to argue vociferously. The CM told Hussain to ‘calm down’ adding that he did not name him in particular.
Later, other Opposition members also began to raise their voices against Shah’s remarks, creating ruckus in the assembly.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members reacted upon Qaim Ali Shah’s comments stating that if the Chief Minister was aware of the culprits responsible for the violence that took place on May 12, 2007, then he should inform the public that why no action was taken against them.
Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani tried to pacify the agitated MQM MPAs. Qaim Ali Shah stated that grant for universities was awarded by the governor but now the government has to take care of that as well.
The chief minister said that the provincial government was allotting plots to the deserving at Hawke’s Bay.

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