Chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has urged the Pakistan army that it must show resistance should the government decide to send troops to foreign countries. He was addressing a gathering at Jinnah Ground, Azizabad, organised in connection with the 30th Founding Day of MQM here on Tuesday. MQM chief said that Army should not accept any government decision that may harm image of the country.
“There is a conspiracy to flare up anti-Shia and anti-Sunni sentiments to foment massive unrest in the Muslim world, so the Pakistan Army should not fight in any country at the behest of others,” he said. He said that democracy could not flourish under feudalism, saying that innocent girls were being killed in the name of honour. He said that terrorism should be eradicated from the country to put it on a path of development and prosperity. “Negotiations between Taliban and the government indicate as if two states are negotiating peace,” he added. He said that government was negotiating with Talibans but the venue of meeting was yet to be decided.
Altaf said that Pakistan should not take a dictation from others as the “country is a sovereign and independent state.” He said that MQM believed in inter-faith harmony and it was striving for the fundamental rights of people. He urged people to extend a helping hand to the people of famine-hit area of Thar. He also urged the people of KP and FATA to gather under the banner of MQM to struggle for their rights. Earlier, MQM’s Farooq Sattar and others addressed the gathering.