MQM condemns Mirza's 'slanderous' statements

Published: July 14, 2011
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Dr Ishratul Ebad said millions of supporters of MQM's chief Altaf Hussain have been hurt by Zulfiqar Mirza's "slanderous" statements. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Dr Ishratul Ebad said millions of supporters of MQM's chief Altaf Hussain have been hurt by Zulfiqar Mirza's "slanderous" statements. PHOTO: APP/FILE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Ishratul Ebad termed former Sindh Home Minister and PPP leader Zulfiqar Mirza’s statements as hate speech.

Dr Ishrat said millions of supporters of MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain have been hurt by Zulfiqar Mirza’s “slanderous” statements.

Dr Ishrat further said, Zulfiqar Mirza is inciting hate among the people of Sindh.

Karachi’s former nazim, Mustafa Kamal told Express 24/7 that the statements coming from the PPP leaders are indicative of the intentions of their party.

PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira distanced his party from Mirza’s statements and said that the PPP respects MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain and his mandate.

President Asif Ali Zardari also took note of Mirza’s statements and asked Sindh’s chief minister Qaim Ali Shah to look into the matter and report back in 24-hours.

Meanwhile, avid supporters of MQM have also registered their protest as the Hyderabad Traders Union announced a city-wide strike for today.

MQM protest in Lahore

MQM supporters in Lahore have condemned Zulfiqar Mirza’s statement regarding their party chief.

The protesters burnt tires overnight and blocked Ferozpur Road.

Provoked by Mirza’s statements, activists staged a protest near the Muslim Town junction of Ferozpur Road.

Protestors termed Zulfiqar Mirza’s statements to be inflamatory and intolerable.

Fuming over verbal attacks on MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain, the protestors raised slogans against President Zardari and Mirza alike.

Member of MQM’s coordination committee, Iftikhar Randhawa has raised plead Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to take note of PPP’s attempts at creating rifts between the nation.

 

 

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Pakistani
    Jul 14, 2011 - 11:42AM

    MQM supporters in Lahore have condemned Zulfiqar Mirza’s statement regarding their party chief.
    The protesters burnt tires overnight and blocked Ferozpur Road.
    Provoked by Mirza’s statements, activists staged a protest near the Muslim Town junction of Ferozpur Road.

    Please please spare the peaceful city of Lahore. We in Karachi are longing the days when:

    There were no strikes
    There were no tyre burning on the roads
    There were no bus/car torching
    There were no target killing
    There were no aerial firingRecommend

  • RKM
    Jul 14, 2011 - 11:47AM

    now everybody knows who is causing this widespread violence in karachi. and still the newspapers and news channels are sayin…UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE…sigh, when will we come face-to-face with realtiy.

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  • Fareedi
    Jul 14, 2011 - 1:46PM

    When shall we categorize ourselves as Pakistanis instead of MQM, PPP, PML. Why do our Politicians Thrive on Hate instead of Love. What happened to “Reconciliation”, or is that just a facade?

    Grow out of Party politics and think of Pakistan…. before it is too late!

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  • Jul 14, 2011 - 4:09PM

    People of Karachi are really disappointed by the racist comments of Mirza. Their protest should not be taken lightly.

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  • Jul 14, 2011 - 4:38PM

    Please spare Lahore.

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  • Ali
    Jul 14, 2011 - 7:44PM

    then plz spare Karachi

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  • Mohammed
    Jul 14, 2011 - 7:51PM

    Why do we need a Zulfiqar Mirza in any political party……Recommend

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