Peoples' Aman Committee

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پیپلز امن کمیٹی
Founded 2008
Founder Rehman Dakait
Founding location Karachi, Pakistan
Years active 2008–2011
Territory Southern Pakistan
Ethnicity Mostly Balochis & Sindhis
Membership More than one thousand
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, Extortion
Allies Pakistan Peoples Party
Rivals Muttahida Qaumi Movement

The Peoples' Aman Committee (Urdu: پیپلز امن کمیٹی‎) or Peoples' Peace Committee is a militant group tied to the Pakistan People's Party and based in Karachi, Pakistan. The PAC was founded by the infamous Karachi gangster Rehman Dakait in 2008 and is accused of being involved in organized crime and gang wars.[1][2] After Rehman's death in 2009, leadership of the group was taken over by Uzair Baloch.[3]

The PAC is avowedly a support group for the Pakistan Peoples Party, the ruling party in Pakistan from 2008 till the 2013 elections.[4][5][6]

The organization initially only served Lyari, but soon offices were set up in other Baloch populated neighbourhoods of Karachi, such as Dalmiya (Shantinagar), Malir, Gadap, Old Golimar, Mawach Goth, and even in some nearby town and villages in Sindh and Balochistan.

The PAC has a bitter rivalry with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the city of Karachi.[2][7] In March 2011, the PAC agreed to disband after its parent organization the Pakistan Peoples Party was pressured by its then allies, the MQM.[8] Despite being officially defunct, the organization continues to function de facto on the ground.[2][9]

Prohibition[edit]

On October 11, 2011 the PAC was banned under Clause (11/B) of Anti-terrorism Act 1997.[10]

The Sindh Home Ministry, after issuing its notification also directed the law enforcement agencies to monitor PAC activities.[11]

The home ministry notification outlaws establishment of PAC offices and restricts its activities anywhere in the province.

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