The deputy convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s Coordination Committee, Dr Farooq Sattar, has said that the delimitation of constituencies and house-to-house verification of voters in Karachi alone is a conspiracy against his party’s mandate. However, he added that the MQM will thwart this conspiracy.
Addressing a ‘Martyrs Day’ function at Jinnah Ground in Azizabad on Sunday, Dr Sattar said that 1992 was the biggest trial for the MQM. “Over 15,000 workers were martyred … not a single murderer has ever been arrested, let alone punished,” he said. He demanded that the killers of MQM workers be brought to book.
The MQM leader said his party was ready to make sacrifices for peace in the country but it would never bow down before any oppressors.
The MQM is not a power-hungry party – all it wants is Pakistan’s prosperity and wellbeing of its people, said Dr Sattar. He added that the MQM has always successfully faced trials and tribulations under the leadership of party chief Altaf Hussain.
Dr Sattar said that the MQM would continue its struggle undeterred.
Earlier addressing the gathering, Coordination Committee member Raza Haroon paid rich tribute to the party chief, saying that Altaf Hussain’s brother and nephew also sacrificed their lives in the struggle for justice.
Attendees at the function also included MQM leaders Anis Qaimkhani, Nasreen Jalil and Dr Nusrat.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2012.
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