MQM being punished for speaking against arms mafia


KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said the party is being penalized for raising the voice against arms and drug mafia, Geo News reported Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference after the burial of the party’s MPA Raza Hyder, the MQM’s Rabta Committee member Anees Qaimkhani said, ‘Raza Hyder stayed with the party in its thick and thin.’

Qaimkhani said party’s unit was attacked by armed saboteurs on July 23, when party workers were killed. Jamil Khanzada was killed in firing incident in a graveyard.

‘We could have talked about politics of vengeance; but, we opted against it,’ he remarked urging Awami National Party (ANP) to abandon patronizing land mafia and drug mafia.

He went on to assert that the ANP pursues discrete policies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.

‘We bowed down to injustice neither in past nor would we do so in future as well,’ the MQM leader emphasized praying to Allah to grant eternal peace to the martyred souls of the party.

He said the MQM chief Altaf Hussain had already informed about the threat of Talibanization, but the provincial government did not heed it.

The MQM leader Anees Qaimkhani said the party workers were busy with relief efforts for flood-affected people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on appeal by Altaf Hussain.

Qaimkhani demanded the government to conduct a high-level inquiry into the murder of Raza Hyder.

Taliban and the jihadi organizations are being making hideouts in the city, he said, everyone knows where these Taliban get holed up.

Awami National Party (ANP) is patronizing Taliban in Karachi, he alleged stressing the government, ‘We don’t want pledges in words only, instead, we want results.’

The party’s workers are being assassinated for last few months, he said.

‘We want the arrest of the murderers of Raza Hyder,’ he demanded.

The MQM leader demanded the government to conduct a high level probe into the killing of MPA Raza Hyder.

Anees said he questions Rehman Malik why no crackdown was started against terrorists, who to his reckoning, were planning to embark on some terror activity.

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