Telephonic conversation: Malik apprises Hussain of security situation

Minister says govt was taking steps for foiling conspiracies, but needed support of all religious, political parties.


Express October 16, 2011

LONDON:


Interior Minister Rehman Malik disclosed there were intelligence reports that attacks would be carried out on the offices of political parties in order to create a ‘bad blood’ among them.


In a telephonic conversation with the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, the minister said that the government was taking steps for foiling conspiracies, but needed the support of all religious and political parties.

According to a press release issued on Saturday, the conversation between Malik and the MQM chief focused on the law and order situation of the country.

Malik told Hussain that some elements wanted to derail the law and order situation in Karachi and Dera Ismail Khan, and were conspiring to pit political parties against each other. The MQM chief expressed grave concerns over the reports and said it was time for all political and religious parties to unite in the face of the current challenges.

He appealed to the leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Awami National Party, Pakistan Muslim Leagues and Jamiat Ulama-i-Islam to take notice of the elements that have threatened to worsen the law and order situation in the country.

Political parties should defeat such threats by interacting with each other and not getting provoked at the instigation of the enemies of peace, Hussain said.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2011. 

COMMENTS (9)

MarkH | 10 years ago | Reply

"Political parties should defeat such threats by interacting with each other and not getting provoked at the instigation of the enemies of peace, Hussain said"

They should, yes, but as long as there is suspicion on any side it will be seen as aiding an enemy by some even if it isn't rational and create more conflict. That isn't isolated to Pakistan though, it's politics. As much as I'd like to get myself out of the line of fire of the comments referencing the lack of a solution in what I say, it would take a world overhaul and I'd have to write a book to even make a small and flawed recommendation. It would have to involve changing the very things political parties will fight to the death to keep. It's just a mess.

Moise | 10 years ago | Reply

Strings of both lead to British government. Typical Banana Republic. Pakistan is new Iraq and Karachi is the new Basra, just like Iraq was occupied by US and Basra given to UK.

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