Register Your Voice against Violent Extremism in Karachi
Karachi is the biggest city of Pakistan and the third largest city in the word. The beauty of Karachi is its diversity and it is a home to 17 million Pakistanis including Mohajirs , Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pashtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis and many others.
A diversified range of faith communities are also living in Karachi and according to the 1998 census there are around 96.45 % Muslims (Sunni 65 %, and Shia 30 %), 2.42 %Christians, 0.86 %Hindus, 0.17 % Ahmadis and others include Parsis, Sikhs, Bahais, and Budhists live here.
Unfortunately Karachi has observed a rise in extremism in the last few years and the situation is gradually getting worse based on sectarian conflicts among different ethnic groups living in this city. The political support of various armed militias has resulted in the killing of hundreds of innocent people and it is estimated that from 2003 through 2011, nearly 5,549 people were affected by different types of violence in the city, involving terrorism, target killings, and sectarianism.1
We, as Pakistanis must stand up against these acts of extremism and play our role to protect the lives of innocent people of Karachi. Please sign this petition to register your voice against the prevailing acts of violence in Karachi.