KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday condemned the Punjab police brutality on peaceful protesters and journalists.
Altaf said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should go a step ahead to rescue the system, democracy and human lives. He said he should go to the opposing parties to start a meaningful negotiation. He said delaying tactics might cause the country more precious lives and more economical damages.
He said that the PML-N had launched an operation against the MQM in the past, adding that the Sharifs had decided in the London APC not to talk to the MQM. He said that he shunned his ego and played a pivotal role as a mediator between the rivals to defuse the political turmoil.
He said that after Model Town carnage, he had requested Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and the government to resolve the issue through political process. He said he always tried to maintain peace in the country.
The MQM chief said it was really unfortunate that the government opted to use state machinery to crush the opposing parties, which caused suspension of the talks. He requested the government to go to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan to negotiate.
Altaf appealed to both the rival parties to settle their issues through negotiations and understanding. He said everyone had to show patience for the sake of the country and to defuse the current political deadlock.
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