MAMOSA Report, Dec 3 – Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain warned concerned authorities today that Muhajirs had never called for separation, but the racial discrimination against them should come to an end. He asserted that if the situation got out of hand, no army or law enforcement agency would be able to pull things back.
“Our forefathers made Pakistan and we want to save Pakistan”, Altaf said.
The MQM chief said neither Muhajirs demanded separate homeland nor would they demand in future. He said Mutahida Qaumi Movement should not be labeled as anti-Pakistan as Muhajirs are peace loving people and believe in patience, Dunya News reported.
“Things will get out of hand if discrimination against Muhajirs continued. Even armed forces of the country would not be able to control the situation then”, Altaf said according to Dawn and Express News Tribune.
The MQM chief in his fiery speech also revealed that a large number of Taliban and al Qaeda operatives have relocated to upscale areas of Karachi. Cautioning the general masses of the ‘development’, he said his party, along with the armed forces, was ready to defend every corner of the country.
Altaf claimed that the upper echelon of Jamaat-e-Islami had shared close affinities with the dead TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud.
“Major [Sanaullah] Niazi was murdered by Hakimullah Mehsud,” stated Altaf Hussain. “Hakimullah Mehsud dies and the very next day, JI chief Munawar Hasan says the man for butchering so many of our soldiers is a martyr!”
“Why has the JI not been declared banned already?”
“Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Jamiat Taliba have extremely close links with banned enemy outfits,” the MQM chief alleged.
Altaf went on to name two activists Dr Arshad and Kashif Hussain from JI and IJT respectively, whom he claimed were liaising with terrorists and were killed in drone attacks in 2008 and 2009.
He demanded that the Sindh and federal governments declare both parties banned.
Express News reported that Munawar Hasan did not offer any comment on, or denial of Altaf Hussain’s claims.
JI’s Secretary General Liaquat Baloch did however comment, saying Altaf’s speeches had no connection to reality.