KARACHI: The leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Hussain has said that no notice has been taken of his 48-hour ultimatum to handle the Karachi situation and advised the people to hoard up on rations for one month even if they have to sell valuables for that. In a statement, he said that no action has been taken against the miscreants involved in the looting and gutting of factories and motorcycles of labourers as well as grid stations and feeders of the Karachi Electric Supply Company in the presence of police despite lapse of 24 hours. He said: “We came here after burning our boats in 1947 and we suffered genocide, murders, and state terrorism with patience but now we have burnt our boats of patience.” Altaf added: “We will prefer death with honour over a life of disgrace, and now people should prepare mentally and physically themselves for that. “We shall have our heads cut following the path of Hussainiat and will not bow before suppression, violence and terrorism”, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2011.
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