Azam Tariq’s murder: MMA sees govt hand in naming Naqvi in FIR
By Mohammad Imran
ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) believes that accusing Allama Sajid Naqvi of Maulana Azam Tariq’s murder is part of the government’s conspiracy to destabilise the religious alliance, MMA Deputy Secretary General Liaqat Baloch told Daily Times on Saturday.
“The government is trying its best to create cracks in our alliance and the nomination of MMA Vice President Allama Sajid Naqvi in the first information report (FIR) for Maulana Tariq’s killing is part of these efforts. But the government will fail in its designs,” he said.
“There is a natural clash between the two banned organisations, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and Tehrik Nifaz-e-Fiqa-e-Jafaria. It is the aggrieved party’s right to nominate any person for the killing but Allama Naqvi has previously been nominated on similar charges but they were never proved,” Baloch added.
He said it was the government’s responsibly to bring the facts regarding Tariq’s murder before the people as soon as possible.
He said the religious alliance would wait for the investigation’s findings before devising its strategy “in view of the findings”.
Baloch said incidents like Tariq’s killing frightened the entire nation. He said the masses wanted the government to quit as it had failed to maintain law and order in the country.