Targeted operation: ‘MQM is the biggest stakeholder in Karachi’

MQM demanded that operation be conducted on the basis of intelligence under the supervision of Army: Rizvi

News Desk September 19, 2013
MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi. PHOTO: FILE

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.


True Karachiwala | 7 years ago | Reply @Ahmed: It will be another short-lived happiness like Nadeem Hashmi fiasco. Do not worry !!
True Karachiwala | 7 years ago | Reply

@Touseef: @True Karachiwala: Forget Karachi think about what Scotland Yard is going to do with Altaf bhai.

Ok I forget for the next 3 months. First it was September when it was supposed to be "end of days for MQM". Just to keep you happy in your little world, I would try to follow your advice.

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