Warning: Taliban threaten action against MQM

Published: November 3, 2012
TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the decision has been taken to set the people of Karachi free from the clutches of “these persecutors”.

TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the decision has been taken to set the people of Karachi free from the clutches of “these persecutors”.

PESHAWAR / KARACHI: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has announced its decision “to liberate Karachi” from the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), adding that “every step would be taken against them.”

In a statement issued on Friday, TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the decision has been taken to set the people of Karachi free from the clutches of “these persecutors”.

Furthermore, Ehsan called on the leaders of all nationalist parties, including the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and Sindh Liberation Army, to struggle for their rights in “an Islamic way”.

“Islam protects everyone’s right and you (nationalist parties) are passing through dark ages of oppression and this shackle of suppression has to be broken down,” the statement read.

Earlier, MQM had announced that it would hold a referendum throughout Pakistan, urging people to vote on whether they want to live in a Pakistan run by the Taliban, or the one envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam.

“We want a Pakistan that does not discriminate based on religion but one envisioned by the Quaid-e-Azam. The referendum will go ahead next week,” said MQM leader Faisal Subzwari. However, he declined to comment specifically on the TTP threat aimed at the party.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Imran
    Nov 3, 2012 - 12:32AM

    You mullahs wont be able to do anything !!


  • Nov 3, 2012 - 12:36AM

    Threat From TTP Is Actually The Success Of MQM’s Bold Stance Over Terrorism In The Name of Islam

    Pakistan Zindabad
    MQM Zindabad

    Taliban Murdabad
    TTP Murdabad
    Long Live Altaf Hussain Bhai & Pakistan


  • Nida Ali
    Nov 3, 2012 - 12:56AM

    “Bari Dair Ke Mehar ban atey atey”
    Taliban take it too long to threat MQM, although MQM was voicing against them since very long ( just after the 9/11 ). Seems the themselves are afraid of MQM otherwise they threat PML-N, they threat JUI-F, they threat PTI, they threat everyone who got impressed by their threat and start pleeding “Taliban and our Agenda is same”, “Our Naraz brothers”, “Tribal People”, “Strategic potential” etc etc. But I think MQM will not get afraid of them and will remain vocal and keep standing against extremism and Taliban’s Pakistan.


  • Qasim.lahore
    Nov 3, 2012 - 1:14AM

    No necessary for Referendum.. Every one including Taliban knows what will be the Outcome.

    This statement is proof for the same. Recommend

  • WaterMelon
    Nov 3, 2012 - 1:44AM

    Karachi is not Swat. There will be a brutal civil war if the Taliban try to intervene. Outside forces could also get sucked into all this.


  • Asma
    Nov 3, 2012 - 1:50AM

    If 99% of the population, along with the army, really hated the Taliban, then there would be no reason to take such a threat seriously. If under 1% of a population can have such an effect on a country, every country in the world would be run by extremists of some kind.


  • IceSoul
    Nov 3, 2012 - 2:07AM

    This will be a fight to end all fights!


  • Hammad
    Nov 3, 2012 - 4:25AM

    I’m voting MQM after this.


  • Rahman
    Nov 3, 2012 - 4:29AM

    Politically and ideologically I differ with MQM since I was a “Punjabi” student in Karachi in mid 80’s but lately I have developed a respect for Altaf Hussain for his unambiguous and clear stand on many sensitive issues. He may not be a perfect leader but no other politician has guts to be vocal against the religious hysteria our society is suffering from. Talbans are openly using and abusing Islam for their vested interest. Quran and the life of Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAW) do not correlate with the actions of Talbans. Sadly, apologetic and hypocrite attitude of most of the religious and secular parties toward Talban has not only fueled their activities but also confused the common people. Unfortunately, people of Pakistan are so ignorant that they still think that it will be against Islam to wipeout Talban and their loyalist.


  • Raj - USA
    Nov 3, 2012 - 5:09AM

    Admire MQM’s bold stand. I am sure Army shall support MQM and the days of Taliban are numbered.


  • Shan Nasir
    Nov 3, 2012 - 9:53AM

    Gia Altaf Hussain bhai!


  • Nov 3, 2012 - 10:33AM

    Kudos to MQM for standing up to the TTP killers. With the exception of ANP, MQM and PPP leaders, the rest of the political leadership in Pakistan has failed to rise to the occasion. PTI, PML (N) and JUI (F) are in fact being opportunistic here by exploiting anti-American sentiments in Pakistan and failing to condemn the TTP’s murderous attacks on innocent Muslims in the name of Islam.



  • Night^Hawk
    Nov 5, 2012 - 6:30PM

    @Rahman — the “Punjabi”

    Your respected leader’s “unambiguous and clear stance” is the manifestation of the valor that he displayed after running away from his home country. Being a UK citizen and a faithful servant of British Queen, it is his prime duty to bash Taliban ideology for unlike others he is in safe hands away from the vengeful wrath of TTP.


  • yasi
    Nov 10, 2012 - 8:36PM

    What a dilemma, one terrorist organization (TTP) against another terrorist organization (MQM). May God protect the innocent people…


  • Nov 19, 2012 - 5:33AM

    Only MQM is fighting for the rights of poor people of Pakistan.
    Altaf bhai pointed out this issue @talibanization in Karachi about 4 years ago but at that time no body listened even people made fun of this, now everyone is realizing & admitting & seeing practically that Altaf Bhai was right.
    MQM has the reward that it’s senetors, ministers & other superiors are not relatives of its leadership whereas all other parties in Pakistan always give the ministries & tickets to the relatives of the leadership/Chiefs.


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