KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain said on Wednesday people have engaged doing politics, while country’s Army has been fighting against the terrorists and sacrificing their lives for fellow countrymen.
Talking to the general workers’ meeting Hussain said Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) was the only welfare organisation, which had built high rank university and schools where world class education was being provided. He instructed his workers to collect charity and fitra during upcoming Ramzan with showing morality and ethics.
MQM Chief demanded persons involved in killings of the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) should be brought to the justice and should severely be punished. He demanded to rehabilitate the people of Chilas who were forced to vacant their houses and lands due to Bhasha Dam Project. Government should compensate the deprived people and should provide them appropriate livings.
MQM Deputy Conveners Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Nasir jamal, Dr Nusrat, members Coordination Committee, Parliamentarians, Senators and thousands of activists were present on the occasion.
He said the general workers’ meeting was organised to plan for the collection of charity, fitra and donations during the Ramzan. MQM welfare organisation KKF is involved in various charity and voluntary works, including helping flood affected-people, internally displaced persons, earthquake victims, arrangement of free-medical camps, ambulance services and goods and rations for poor and other works.
Hussain felicitated in advance to all his party workers for upcoming Ramzan and condemned the price hike prior to the holy month. He said the high inflation caused poor to break his fast with water only. He appealed to the grocers and vendors to take appropriate profits and let the poor to celebrate the holy month according to the religious zeal.
He said KKF was a welfare organisation supporting poor and needy persons and distributing various goods and food items. He said it bore expenses of thousands of families and provided supports to the poor to start their businesses to earn their livings.
Hussain appealed to the women in Punjab to come into action and follow the foot-steps of Tahira Asif, who embraced martyrdom in the line of her duty. He prayed for slain MNA Tahira Asif and consoled for her family members to show patience at the time of crisis.
He said in Model Town incident, the suo-moto action should have been taken against the culprits and the government, especially Prime Minister, Punjab Chief Minister and police officials should be called for justifications. He said despite all differences with Dr Tahirul Qadri, no one had any right to suppress his voice and he condemned people abusing him.
Hussain said Pakistan Army involved in a severe operation against the terrorists, despite supporting country’s Army people were doing their politics. He appealed to MQM Parliamentarians and Senators to donate their one-day salary to the IDPs.
MQM Chief instructed his workers to respect their elders and youths and show unity among them. He directed them to stop using pan, gutka and other injurious things. He said pay respect to the upcoming Ramzan in order to feel spirituality.
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