LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that a revolution by Pakistan’s poor and middle classes is just around the corner and the opponents cannot stop it in its tracks, however much they may strive.
He was addressing the party workers who have set up a relief collection camp for flood victims in Lahore’s Liberty Chowk.
He said the feudal lords exploited the poor and middle class people over the past 63 years. The talk of revolution has unnerved all feudal landlords and corrupt politicians who have begun levelling baseless allegations at the MQM because they apprehend that the party-led public revolution will sweep them away.
He said no one can now stop the path of revolution.
The MQM supremo said the thieves responsible for the dismemberment of the country will be held accountable; corruption will end and the poor will command as much respect as the rich.
He said the days of feudal landlords and corrupt people are numbered, and now every Pakistani has come to the conclusion that if Pakistan is to be saved, a French-style revolution will have to be brought about.
The MQM will bring about the ‘Pakistan revolution’ in the likeness of the French Revolution which the world will never forget, he declared.
He said the landlords and waderas who stole the nation’s wealth and meted out injustice on the oppressed tillers of land will be hanged on Lahore’s Liberty Chowk, their assets will be sold and their palaces will be turned into colleges and hospitals.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2010.
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