Estranged Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Mustafa Kamal would hold a political rally at Lahore’s historic Mochi Gate ground, Tanzeem Khidmat-i-Khalq Shehriyaan-i-Lahore chairman Shafiq Qadri said on Monday, without giving the date for the procession.
“We are in contact with him. He will soon visit Lahore,” Qadri told The Express Tribune.
He also addressed a press conference at Lahore Press Club to announce his support fir Kamal. “He is busy in Karachi for a March 23 public gathering. Our delegation, too, will participate in the event. Before that, we will arrange a get-together in Lahore where some of Kamal’s allies will come and speak,” he said.
Qadri said his Tanzeem was a non-political forum consisting of civil society members, lawyers and businessmen. “We support all those who do a good job. We have also supported Operation Zarb-i-Azb,” he told The Tribune.
“Kamal has done a good job. He is asking people to give up weapons for peace. That’s why we support him,” he said. He said the country, particularly Karachi, was faced with testing times. Peace and stability are the need of the hour for the country’s growth, Qadri said.
“Kamal’s comeback is a new hope for Karachi. All patriotic Pakistanis should support the former Karachi nazim in his struggle to challenge the status quo,” he said.
He said the Tanzeem would lead from the front in taking forward Kamal’s struggle.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 15th, 2016.
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