Dr. Farooq Sattar Calls for National Counter Terrorism Policy

KARACHI:  Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Dr. Farooq Sattar has said that a national counter terrorism policy should be made as soon as possible as extremism and terrorism are the foremost challenges facing the country.

He said that the counter terrorism policy is needed to ensure a durable peace in Pakistan by eliminating terrorism. This he stated while talking to newsmen after the the soyem of his party’s MPA Manzar Imam here on Saturday. Manzar Imam was martyred on Thursday.

Dr Sattar said it is the need of the hour that political parties and the people of Pakistan get united against terrorism by forgetting their differences. He said that holding elections in present circumstances when terrorism is on the rise has become a challenge.

He said that MQM will take part in the conference proposed by the Awami National Party on the issue of terrorism. He said that a neighborhood watch system should be developed for keeping an eye on suspicious elements.

Dr. Sattar appealed to President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to take action against the elements involved in terrorism. He said that the killers of Manzar Imam must be brought to justice.