Thursday, August 18, 2011

Karachi Pakistan is falling apart!

According to the Gulf News there have been more than 40 killed in the last two days in Karachi. In July there were more than 300 killed. The violence seems to be between gangs, between different ethnic groups and between different political parties. This is in a city of three to five million people, a city with great differences in wealth among its people and with huge slums.

The South Asia News Agency writes, "Broad day murders and loot and arson have become order of the day in Karachi that has taken a toll of over 2000 people so far." Reportedly, in the conflicts among ethnic neighborhoods, women and children are targeted.

Given the importance of stability in Pakistan, this pattern is really worrisome! 

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