Karachi: Central leader All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Syed Aminullah Hussaini has said that the extortion mafia has made the life of masses impossible in Karachi but the question is what the government was doing to protect and safeguard the business community. A comprehensive network of extortion mafia was working in Karachi which was being controlled from abroad, he said. He said traders of Karachi were receiving messages of extortion money of millions of rupees through armed gangs and also receiving phone calls from international numbers, but the government criminally silent on the whole situation. APML leader said if the traders and businessmen refuse to meet the demands of these gangs they and their family members are harassed, kidnapped and murdered. The situation has worsened to an extent that business community is closing down their business and leaving Pakistan to save their life from Pakistan, he added.
Syed Aminullah Hussaini said business community was under severe stress and it had become very difficult for them to carry out their business due to the extortion money, incidents of kidnapping and murders.
He said during the Pervez Musharraf era business community enjoyed a peaceful work environment, which resulted in creating employment and the flourishing of national economy. APML demands that lives and properties of traders be protected so that economic activities in the city. He added.