‘Certain political parties’ are staging sit-in for their political gains: MQM

Farooq Sattar says government is hiding facts, while the K-P government registered an FIR against 'unknown persons'.

Ema Anis November 23, 2013
MQM leader Farooq Sattar. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar remarked on Saturday that ‘certain political parties’ are staging a sit-in against drone strikes in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for their own political gains.

“If you are trying to stop the drone strikes or block the Nato supplies, then what is the cause behind holding ‘unidentified people’ responsible for the recent drone strike in your FIR,” Sattar questioned, referring to the First Information Report (FIR) which was filed earlier today against the November 21 drone strike in Hangu.

“Once again, the people of Pakistan are being misled, the sit-in is deriding the emotions of the people,” he added. “You can only stop drone strikes or Nato supplies if you have the guts to name the US in the FIR.”

Sattar, holding a copy of the FIR, revealed that the people killed by the strike in Hangu were Afghanis who had crossed the border a day ago.

“Even the foreign office condemned the attack, saying Pakistanis were killed in the attack. The government itself is hiding facts from the people,” he added.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, along with its allies in K-P government, staged a sit-in in Peshawar on Saturday against the US drone strikes, vowing to block Nato supplies if their demands are not met.


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True Karachiwala | 10 years ago | Reply @Aysha M: @Aysha M: As long as we have MQM we can rest assured that violence, bigotry, intolerance, savagery and insanity will win, even if it is in the garb of politics. So, the dirt is back and so called moderators and top notch journalists at ET are allowing this dirt to appear which is making this forum a nausea.
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