KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the victims of May 12 carnage still awaited for justice despite 13-years have passed.
According to a statement, Bilawal said that dictator Musharraf resorted to brutal attacks against the political workers and lawyers for demanding free judiciary and the majority of those killed belonged to the Pakistan People’s Party.
Paying tributes to the May 12 carnage martyrs, Bilawal said democratic parties and the people of Pakistan are dismayed that the martyrs and their families have not been given justice though they laid down their lives for restoration of the independent judiciary in the country.
While comparing the May 12 carnage to Jallianwala Bagh massacre Bilawal said, “It was on May 12, when PPP workers were going towards the airport to welcome then Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry when they were surrounded by mercilessly killed by Musharraf and his cronies…they didn’t let us lift the bodies of our workers.”
The PPP chief blamed that the main character behind the May 12 massacre was Wasim Akhtar as he was the home minister of that time and he permitted the MQM armed workers to attack the innocent people.
He further said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was a new MQM and the people of Karachi won’t tolerate another Altaf Hussain in the form of Imran Khan.
On May 12, 2007, Karachi was held hostage on the arrival of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the bloodbath was publically observed in different parts of the city where more than 50 citizens among lawyers were brutally killed.
It has been 13 years since the incident happened, however, people of Karachi can never forget the bitter memories attached to the day.