KARACHI: The next 15 days are very crucial. Citizens should stock up on food and necessary items. They should also take precautions while going out.
This was the ‘appeal’ made the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), as its chief Altaf Hussain has predicted that ‘something big’ might happen in the country in the next few days.
The statement comes after Altaf’s passport was returned to him on Tuesday in London. In Karachi, the party is protesting every other day against the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government, gas and electricity load-shedding, as well as demanding a decrease in transportation costs. They are also demanding the restoration of powers to the deputy mayor and mayor.
Regarding Altaf’s prediction, party spokesperson and Rabita Committee member Aminul Haque told The Express Tribune that, “The change can either be political, climatic or of any other nature.”
Following the prediction, the Rabita Committee in Pakistan and London held an emergency meeting and decided to appeal to the public through the media. The party says that it has appealed to the whole country to take precautionary measures while going out and to stock up on food, medicine and everyday goods in their homes. “Whatever the MQM chief has predicted during his struggle of 38 years has come true,” claims Haque.
MQM leaders found it difficult to explain what the advisory meant. The party, in a statement, says it discussed the political situation in the country, as well as natural disasters.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2016.