KARACHI: MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has said that he will return to Pakistan if the people want a ‘revolution’.
In a charged address, the MQM chief spoke of ‘a revolution’ and said that all those who had gotten their loans waived should be hanged in public.
The MQM chief was addressing a party gathering in Karachi on Sunday. Hussain called on army generals to take action against the corrupt and said that action should also be taken against the feudals who had broken dykes resulting in massive flooding.
Hussain appreciated the efforts of the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation and said that the foundation had sent relief items worth Rs250 million to flood hit areas to date. He said that MQM party members had also worked for those affected by the 2005 earthquake victims, and even now the MQM has the most number of volunteers in the field working for the flood victims.
He said that if all political parties and their workers had joined hands and helped the flood victims and mobilised themselves in the flood hit areas, the disaster could have been avoided.
Hussain’s call to ‘patriotic’ generals for taking martial law-like steps against corrupt politicians drew criticism from political circles, with the opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar calling on the government to summon the UK High Commissioner to demand to know why a ‘UK citizen’ was instigating Pakistan Army and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani drew a blank on the context of the MQM chiefs statement and President Zardari chose not to comment.
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