MQM backs out of Tahirul Qadri’s Long march

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided not to take part in Minhajul Quran International chief Tahirul Qardi’s long march due on January 14, reported Aaj news here Friday.

Addressing a news conference in Karachi, Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee Dr Farooq Sattar told that the party leadership has decided to separate itself from the long march, however, it will continue to support the ideology of Tahirul Qadri, founding leader of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International (MQI).

Sources said that, the decision was taken after the meeting between coalition partners of government’s PPP, PML-Q, ANP and MQM itself.

Earlier, MQM chief Altaf Hussain was firm to participate in the reform rally but the part has changed its stance after meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari.


Despite MQM’s absence the long march will be held at any cost, said MQI leader Raheeq Abbasi.

MQI chief Dr. Qadri will address a press conference at 3pm today and will announce his stance over the back out of Muttahida Qaumi movement (MQM).