"It will be better if the army takes over" - Karachi resident
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:03
June 11 - Pakistanis express concerns about security, calling on the army to guarantee safety following a Taliban raid on the country's busiest airport this week. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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They are still mourning the dead in Pakistan.
Children hold a candlelight vigil to remember the dozens killed in an attack on an airport in Karachi.
As top officials debate how to combat the escalating violence on the streets of Karachi, citizens look to the army.
(SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) MANAGER OF ROADSIDE EATERY, MOHAMMAD IMRAN, SAYING:
"I believe that our government has failed. These people are not at all capable of running the government. It will be better if the army takes over and sorts out all our problems."
(SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) OWNER OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES SHOP, MOHAMMAD GULFAM, SAYING:
"It looks like the Taliban has taken over the entire country. What we want is that the army should carry out a big operation to clear out all the country, so that the public can get some peace of mind."
On Sunday gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed the Karachi airport, in an all-night siege that killed 34 people and all but destroyed prospects for peace talks between the Taliban and the government.
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