Mourning: MQM to carry out peaceful demonstrations all over the city, overseas

Siddiqui announces MQM will pay tribute to martyrs by lighting candles near Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum at 7pm Sunday.

Kulsoom Inam June 22, 2013
File photo of deputy convener MQM Rabita committee Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addressing a press conference. PHOTO: MQM/FILE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will carry out peaceful demonstrations all over the city and abroad on Sunday, said Rabita Committee’s deputy convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Saturday.

While addressing a press conference in Karachi on Saturday, Siddiqui said that Urdu-speaking community was suffering injustice at the hands of terrorists and when they tried to raise their voice against it, instead of understanding our motives, we faced criticism and hatred.

“Our workers are being killed. They are being targeted, abducted, tortured,” Siddiqui said.

Referring to the ongoing extrajudicial killings he said, “Who should we go to for justice? We always opted for a constitutional approach for justice, yet not even a single killer of our numerous martyred workers has been arrested.”

The party leader expressed gratitude to all the associations and individuals who supported them during these tumultuous times.

In conclusion, Siddiqui announced that the MQM will organise a ceremony near Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum to pay tribute to the Sajid Qureshi, his son and other party workers who were killed.

“We will light candles to pay tribute to our martyrs in a ceremony titled ‘Peace for Karachi, Peace for Pakistan’ at 7pm on Sunday”.

He requested people from all walks of life to be a part of the ceremony and show their support.


pk | 11 years ago | Reply

@Aysha M: You're welcome! Not inclined towards any ideology i only said what i observed around me.

@Liberal_Pak: Brother if I were you i wont measure performance based on a mere 27 km road at the center of provincial capital. Its a media hogwash! If i were you I would visit cities in Southern Punjab esp and see the real dismal situation at hand. If you know Governor is a figure head with no power according to the 18th amendment. When the locals were given power in Sindh esp you see their record from 2002-07. This form of alienation and bias should stop. Going by your theory it would be easy to state that tomorrow lets have CM of Punjab as a non-local and its relevant officials not from the said province then ill ask how good or bad situation it is. Im only saying relevant officials lack ownership of a city which gives 70% of revenue to this country. Law and order in Punjab, they should bring their house in order esp in effected areas of southern punjab where they have become hotbed sanctuaries of militancy and is effecting other provinces esp metropolitan city of Karachi.

Ahmad | 11 years ago | Reply

What happened to that referendum MQM conducted the other day? Are they joining govt.?

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