KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain called for the ongoing operations against terrorists to be expanded to other parts of the country.
“The Taliban and their supporters are present all over the country,” he said. “Operation Zarb-e-Azb should be carried out in other parts [of the country], too.” He called for the arrest of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz for ‘sympathising with the Taliban’ and demanded the army close down Jamia Hafsa seminary.
Addressing a large gathering of his workers at Tibet Centre, Karachi, Altaf called the Taliban ‘beasts’, ‘terrorists’, and ‘infidels’. The MQM had organised a ‘national solidarity rally’ in support of the Pakistan Army and the Peshawar victims, and against the terrorists.
Addressing the militants, Altaf said the MQM would fight against them. He paid tribute to the army for fighting against the terrorists, and expressed solidarity with the families of the victims.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2014.