PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader and Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Muhammad Siddiqul Farooq on Tuesday said that the government will never accept Mutahidda Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) unconstitutional and unlawful demands. These comments were made after attending the Third Interfaith Conference held in Islamabad, during a press conference at the venue. Earlier, the MQM had demanded the government constitute a parliamentary oversight body for the ongoing Karachi operation. The party also demanded that a judicial commission investigate the alleged extrajudicial killing of its workers while simultaneously calling for the release of its detained workers. Farooq stated that all political parties and residents of Karachi were initially in favor of the ongoing operation, adding that target killers had infiltrated the party and MQM itself was demanding the security operation in Karachi.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2015.
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