The tradition of accusing people of treason just because they follow a different ideology should end, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain said on Wednesday.
Speaking to human rights activist Asma Jahangir over the phone, Hussain expressed sorrow over Jahangir being called a traitor and being prevented from entering the bar association.
The MQM chief said that his party had been labelled as traitor earlier and now Husain Haqqani and Jahangir along with other known names are accused of disloyalty.
Hussain assured Jahangir of his support in these difficult times.
While appreciating Hussain’s assistance, Jahangir said democratic environment can only survive if everyone has patience to tolerate opposing opinions.
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