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Shireen Mazari slams govt for destroying houses near US Consulate

Taking to Twitter, Shireen Mazari, who is known for being very vocal about the narrative on the US regime change conspiracy, criticized the government for being "subservient" to the US.

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Former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has lashed out at the incumbent government for destroying houses near the US Consulate in Karachi.

Taking to Twitter, Shireen Mazari, who is known for being very vocal about the narrative on the US regime change conspiracy, criticized the government for being “subservient” to the US. According to the PTI narrative, former Prime Minister Imran Khan was forcefully ousted because he refused to appease the US.

Now with PML-N in governance, PTI has often claimed that the country has gone back to the days when it would be submissive to the US. As a result, PTI leader Shireen Mazari also recalled the drone attacks by the US that took place in Pakistan during previous rules of PPP and PML-N.

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“Pakistani lives & homes clearly don’t matter to those serving US interests. Earlier it was drone attacks – 400 during PPP and PMLN governments – now its US regime change conspiracy’s compulsions! Shameful subservience before the US,” Shireen Mazari tweeted while sharing a news article on the demolition of houses near the US Consulate.

Houses demolished near US Consulate

Earlier, the media reported that authorities demolished upper portions of several residential buildings in Sultanabad near the US Consulate. The Karachi Bachao Tehreek (KBT), an alliance of several political and civil society organizations, also protested against the demolition of houses.

According to details, the residents had even obtained a stay order from the Sindh High Court a week ago. However, the demolition of seven residential buildings started on Tuesday under the supervision of the area deputy commissioner. Some of the residents tried to film the demolition and ran toward their homes but the police detained them.

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The KBT chief told the media that the authorities were destroying the residential buildings because of a ‘perceived security threat’ to the US consulate general even though the residents had reportedly constructed the buildings with official approvals from the US Consulate.

On the other hand, DC-Keamari Abro said that the seven buildings were ‘illegal’ and also threatened the lives of people. Therefore they were being demolished. However, instead of completely demolishing the structures, they were just destroying the upper storeys.