Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Haider Abbas Rizvi on Wednesday said the MQM was the biggest stakeholder in Karachi, which had shown it significant following in eleven consecutive elections.
Speaking to Shahzeb Khanzada in the Express News talk show ‘To The Point’, he said the MQM was first to demand targeted operation. “We support the operation. However traditional tactics should be avoided.”
He said the MQM had demanded that the operation be conducted on the basis of intelligence under the supervision of Pakistan Army.
“However during the operation our innocent workers are being arrested and when police cannot find any proofs, they frame fake cases of narcotics against them.”
He said the release of MQM’s ex-MPA Nadeem Hashmi was a good omen. “Hashmi was accused of crimes even before he was arrested. This is something against the established rule of justice.”
Rizvi said Dr Imran Farooq was the greatest ‘Altafist’ – a term, which according to him, the MQM workers feel proud to be labelled with.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2013.
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