The chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has said that the party wants to change the corrupt political culture and feudal system by peaceful and democratic means.
He was speaking to workers and office-bearers in Rawalpindi in a telephonic address from London on the occasion of the announcement of the organisational structure of the party in the Punjab.
“The MQM wants to eliminate the archaic feudal system,” he said in a statement issued from the MQM office in Karachi. “I will not rest until a system is established in Pakistan for holding the feudal lords and all other institutions in the country accountable before the law.”
He said that a time is coming when the politics of the country would no longer be the sole domain of a few families. The MQM has been struggling to spread its message in the Punjab for the past 25 years and is the only political party that genuinely represents 98% of the population.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 31st, 2013.