Civil Services protest against the brutal murder of a colleague.
Civil Services across the country protested against the brutal killing of a colleague. They wore black ribbons against the killing and demanded the government to help restore the writ of the state. They further appealed to form a joint investigation team to probe the killing of a seasoned civil servant at the hands of the land mafia. Office bearers of several associations have demanded the Sindh Government to take the criminals to the ground as per law and provide justice to the family of deceased.
Earlier, a revenue officer (Mukhtiarkar) was shot dead on Monday. At the same time, two other employees got injured during an anti-encroachment drive at Surjani Town, Karachi, where they went to get the land of Saylani Welfare Trust vacated on court orders.
Mukhtiarkar of Manghopir Aijaz Ali Chandio, along with mobiles of the Anti-Encroachment Cell of Sindh Government’s Board of Revenue and local police, launched an anti-encroachment drive in Surjani’s Saira Bibi Goth where ‘land mafia’ attacked them with deadly arms. Followingly, there are a few arrests have been made as well. The anti-encroachment campaign was being conducted under his supervision when suddenly, the land grabbers occupying the land opened an indiscriminate firing at the Revenue officials. Mr. Aijaz Chandio, a seasoned Officer of the Revenue Dept, received the bullet in his chest. The staff took him to the hospital, where he breathed his last.
The operations of governments are vital at the grassroots level. Civil servants are working hard to implement the policies and decisions of governments. However, the working environment in the field has deteriorated to the level where civil servants find it difficult to work smoothly. It is the state’s primary responsibility to provide security and a conducive environment for civil servants.