President slams MQM chief's pro-martial law statement

President Zardari disapproved Altaf Hussain's pro-martial law statement and said only democracy can work.


Express August 24, 2010

Reacting to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s support to martial law to weed out corrupt politicians and feudal lords, President Asif Ali Zardari said no one in his right mind will want to take this responsibility and that only democracy can carry this yoke.

In an interview to Western journalists,  Zardari denied that the country's worst humanitarian disaster would impair the military's fight against the Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants, conducted under US pressure in the northwest.

The president called on Washington to make more efforts to win over hearts and minds from entrenched anti-Americanism, such as by reducing tariffs on cotton exports.

Zardari denied that the country's worst humanitarian disaster would impair the military's fight against the Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants.

COMMENTS (20)

Ashfaq Abbasi | 11 years ago | Reply Starting from a Former Ally of MQM, General Pervez Musharraf, This dictator and his close aides look at Akbar Bugti’s demise as the removal of a major obstacle in the implementation of their Balochistan agenda; he has vowed to continue the operation against other ‘miscreants’ in the south-western ...province. A section of the establishment in Islamabad who are seen rejoicing over the regime’s “success” in Balochistan are as much unmindful of the likely consequences of this incident and this policy as were their predecessors in 1971. But many in the ruling camp consider themselves fortunate enough for not having been assigned the responsibility of publicly justifying the murderous assault of the veteran politician of Balochistan. It is true that we need to get rid from feudal lords and the filthy rich (money through corrupt practices). As far as giving a call for any type of Martial Law, perhaps technocrats are in mind will be counter-productive.
shujaat | 11 years ago | Reply it is actualy very disturbing for poor silent majority in pakistan those who are now looking forward for a savior who so ever come for a rescue, the supreme court seems helpless, no matter what you do in this constitution no one can bring the culprits to justice you need a dictator an honest patriotic one belive me they will all bring looted wealth in matter of seconnds and bring immediate land reforms for thier corruption the poor public is suffering since 62 years no one
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