KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain on Sunday paid glowing tributes to the armed forces of Pakistan who have resolved to purge Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism.
Addressing a rally at the Jinnah Bagh, adjacent to the Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum via video link from London, Altaf said the public gathering that was spread wide and far across was clear evidence of the nation’s all out support for their armed forces in the ongoing operation against terrorism.
“We stand with our brave jawans and we salute them,” he said. He also said that the enemies sowed seeds of sectarian, ethnic and religious hatred in Pakistan and warned that no one should dare to enforce their agenda through use of force. “First of all terrorists will be tackled and then feudal lords and chieftains will be dealt with,” he said.
He also said that those who plundered the country and laundered the money should be sent to the country where they stashed the wealth. He said that the Article 6 of the constitution must not be considered in isolation, it should be read along with its sub clauses.
The MQM leader said that former president Pervez Musharraf should not be punished alone; his abettors should also be tried. “(Former army chief) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani be incarcerated right next to Musharraf’s house,” he added. He called upon everyone to extend all out help to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.
Altaf said a revolution was in the offing in Pakistan. “MQM will put an end to the practice of Wani, Karo Kari and killing in the name of honour,” he vowed. He said followers of every religion would enjoy complete liberty to live their lives according to their faiths and beliefs.
“MQM wants to build a society where people belonging to various classes have equal rights.” Earlier, Awami Muslim League chief Shaikh Rasheed and other leaders of the MQM also addressed the rally.