KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar said on Monday that the blast at a residential complex in Abbas Town was a conspiracy to create an impression of Shia-Sunni strife in the country and a deliberate attempt to divide the Mohajir community.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Monday, Sattar said that the incident in Abbas Town “is a genocide of Shia Mohajirs and this is a conspiracy to divide them.”
The MQM leader added that a number of new groups were being created on the basis of sectarian differences and that these groups were “being given a license to spread violence.”
“On the other hand sectarian outfits created by the establishment which have been banned, are freely spreading terrorism. These terrorist groups target Shia and Sunni groups who live peacefully together. An impression is being created globally that Shia and Sunni cannot live peacefully together.”
"Abbas town incident has proved once more that the government and security agencies has failed to provide protection to the people or to prosecute those responsible and the people have been left to fend for themselves. We have no choice but to request the people to protect themselves, set up community policing."
Sattar added that they want those responsible to be prosecuted. "The victims should be compensated and the houses and shops destroyed should be rebuilt by the government.”
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