An APC cannot solve Balochistan's problems: Altaf Hussain

MQM chief says it is time to make a ‘major decision’ with a heavy heart.


Saba Imtiaz February 23, 2012

KARACHI: As the government prepares to hold an All Parties Conference (APC) on the crises in Balochistan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that Balochistan is on the verge of separation and that merely holding an APC cannot solve the issues of the province.

The MQM chief – whose party is a coalition partner of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) at the federal level and in the Sindh government – made the statement in a conversation with politician Sheikh Rasheed, chief of the Awami Muslim League on Thursday.

It is time, Hussain said, to make a ‘major decision’ with a heavy heart.

According to a statement issued by the MQM, he also called for an end to actions against the Baloch people and said that there was a need to listen to them and give them their rights. He added that while there was no harm in calling for an APC, it would be meaningless without any participation of Baloch leaders.

Hussain told Rasheed that he had been asking for an APC to be called on the issue of Balochistan and to solve the province’s problems for a while but no one had paid heed to him.

The AML chief agreed with Hussain’s stance and said that right now, solving the issues in Balochistan was of high importance. He also congratulated the MQM chief for holding a successful rally for women in Karachi.

COMMENTS (11)

LALA 007 | 9 years ago | Reply

@Khan: He is the leader of the third largest political party of Pakistan.

jack | 9 years ago | Reply

@Khan: That few Urdu speaking majority areas provides 25% of Pakistan GDP and 65 % of all tax revenue collected from entire Pakistan. It's you guys from all over pakistan u come to live in Karachi, abuse it's resources and doesn't give a dime in taxes. You loot and plunder innocent citizens of Karachi. You all are FREE RIDERS... especially ppl from Punjab, rural Sindh & KP!

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