Altaf Hussain calls for roundtable conference on drone strikes

MQM chief wants all parties to unite on the issue of ongoing drone strikes in the tribal areas.


Express April 22, 2011

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain demanded on Friday that the government convene a round-table conference of all political parties of Pakistan on the issue of on-going drone strikes in the tribal areas.

The demand came in the wake of the latest drone attack on Friday in North Waziristan which killed at least 25 people.

In a telephonic address, the MQM chief also asked the government to hold a referendum against the attacks. He said that the attacks were on-going despite a countrywide protest against them.

Altaf Hussain also appealed to all religious and political parties to unite on the issue.

The United States has been using drones to target al Qaeda and Taliban militants over the past few years in Pakistan’s tribal areas.

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COMMENTS (10)

Maria | 10 years ago | Reply Maybe Altaf Hussain should focus on setting up a round table conference to stop Target Killings in Karachi. When he manages that, then he should speak about fixing other things.
CK | 10 years ago | Reply Conference via Skype!
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