Whose Pakistan, Taliban’s Or Quaid’s: Altaf seeks early public referendum

Referendum idea sparked from a speech by Hussain after the assassination attempt on peace activist Malala Yousafzai.


Our Correspondent November 02, 2012

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has asked the party’s Coordination Committee to announce a date for its publicised referendum as soon as possible. The referendum idea sparked from a speech by Hussain after the assassination attempt on peace activist Malala Yousafzai. He had called on Pakistanis in his speech on October 14 to declare whether they wanted to live in a Pakistan run by the Taliban or the one that the Quaid-e-Azam had envisioned. In a statement issued by the MQM, Hussain said he was directing the Coordination Committee in Karachi and London to announce the public referendum before the country was embroiled in another disaster.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2012.

COMMENTS (3)

the Skunk | 9 years ago | Reply

Fully agree with Altaf Hussain. Th Quaid's vision of Pakistan is a far sighted one because of the pied nature of the population.

We can have a Constitution based on the Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and leave options open for non-Muslim sections of the society, but for this all the major political and religious parties will have to sit with sincerity and decide. Otherwise, this present state of being at odds with each other will persist.

Salams

Shanzah | 9 years ago | Reply

@Imdad Ali Shah: By 'Quaid-e-azam' they mean Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah !!! And not MQM's Quaid

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