The police operation against criminal elements in Lyari entered its fourth day on Monday, as the number of dead over the weekend rose to 20.
Locals have protested against the operation, saying the residents of Lyari are being targeted on the pretext of a worsening state of lawlessness.
While the current operation underway in Lyari is the second of this year, Lyari’s residents question why similar action is not taken in other areas of Karachi. The state of lawlessness is prevalent in most areas of the city, they insist.
Why, then, does the government not launch such large-scale no-holds-barred operations in areas other than Lyari?
How many operations will it take to bring lasting piece to one of Karachi’s oldest neighbourhoods?
Are the residents of Lyari fair in asking for a cross-city operation of a similar extent?
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