Political Crisis in Karachi

Tuesday June 8, 2004 · Flavio Grassi

After the “bloody May” that caused over 50 victims of sectarian violence, heads are rolling in the southern province of Sindh. The Karachi governor announced the resignation of the provincial chief minister, after which the government was dissolved and the parliament was called for an emergency session.

This won’t be the end of it. With a population of 14 million, Karachi is not only the largest city and commercial capital of Pakistan, it is also the city with the largest shi’a minority. And al Qaeda’s world headquarters.