MQM takes oath of allegiance from workers

Dr Farooq Sattar also asks party workers whether they will get derailed or move towards their destination with unity


Rabia Ali March 18, 2016
PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has taken an oath of allegiance from its workers that they will remain loyal to party’s founder Altaf Hussain.

Senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar administered Tajdeed-e-Ehd-e-Wafa [oath of allegiance] – the fourth resolution among others, on the party’s 32nd Foundation Day held Friday evening at Karachi’s Jinnah ground, which is adjacent to the party headquarters Nine-Zero.

While the ground was jam-packed with hundreds of workers, nearby lanes were also clogged with people as the party claimed the congregation to be the 'biggest in history of its foundation days'.

He asked party activists whether they will get derailed, distracted or move towards their destination with unity.

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Presenting a number of resolves before the massive gathering, the MQM deputy convener called for ending Altaf’s media blackout. He also demanded restoration of mayor’s full powers and census be held in the country.

He said sacrifices of martyred people will not go to waste and under the leadership of Altaf Hussain they will carry on his Jid-o-Jhed [struggle].

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Without naming former mayor Mustafa Kamal, who levelled unprecedented allegations against the party supremo and formed his party on March 3, Sattar said those bringing allegations in media will be answered in media. “If they bring evidence in a court then the party will go to the court.”

He also demanded for formation of 20 provinces in the country.

Meanwhile, Altaf also addressed the crowd via video link, dispelling rumours circulating about his ill-health.

COMMENTS (8)

zubair | 5 years ago | Reply To understand MQM and why people still follow him is to understand how cultism works where people BLINDLY follow the cult, where people become TOTALLY enslaved to the cult and the cult leader, where people have TOTALLY unconsciously shut their mind to reality.
Hameed | 5 years ago | Reply @Peace:
If they keep cracking such jokes, it’ll be a solid comedy show.
Didn't MQM beat establishment in recent elections? Forgotten already?
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