LAHORE: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said that the entire country has to unite on a common front to fight terrorism.
Speaking to MQM leaders and activists over the phone at the Sufiya-e-Kiram Conference organised by his party in Lahore, the MQM chief said that if terrorism was not tackled, the future of the country – home to 200 million people – would be bleak.
He said that Pakistan was going through a very difficult period, and that the country would face massive devastation if terrorism was not dealt with.
“Pakistan had fallen apart when we did not give due attention in the past,” he recalled, referring to the Fall of Dhaka.
“I want every person in Pakistan to be happy... I shed tears often seeing the state of the people,” he said.
“We do not want the Sharia of people who blow up places of worship,” Altaf Hussain said. “What kind of Sharia allows the bombing of people who are offering their prayers?”
The MQM chief said that he alone had been raising a voice against terrorism.
He lamented that the country’s leaders and politicians had not been able to face the problem head on. “Prudent decisions have to be made in order to improve the situation,” he said.
He also denounced the killing of a 23-year-old female lawyer in last Monday’s attack on a district court in Islamabad.
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