ST suspends poilitical activities
KARACHI: The Sunni Tehrik (ST) announced here on Saturday that it was suspending its political and organisational activities in protest against the government’s failure to redress its complaints.
Speaking at a press conference here at the party headquarters, ST leader Iftikhar Bhatti claimed that a particular political party in the government was creating obstacles in the way of its functioning as a political organisation.
He claimed that in the past three months the ST head office in Karachi was besieged five times, six party leaders had been killed and more than 600 party activists had been implicated in false cases. He claimed that the ST drew the attention of the government towards all this several times and urged it to take action against those involved in violence and high-handedness against the ST, but the government remained unmoved. He claimed that party leaders also met Sindh Home Minister Rauf Siddiqui and the IG police also in this connection, but nothing came out of these meetings.
“So in view of the inaction on the part of the government the ST has decided to suspend its organisational and political activities in Karachi till removal of its complaints,” Mr Bhatti said.
He said party activists had been told to keep in contact with the party head office.