KARACHI: MQM Founder and Leader Altaf Hussain has said that efforts are being made to eliminate his party, MQM, “which is the only representative party of the poor and middle-class people.”
He said, “under no circumstances will I bow my head before oppressors whatever tactics of injustice and oppression they may employ.” He was addressing members of the Co-ordination Committee and office-bearers of different organisational wings of the party at Nine Zero.
“We have always spread the message of peace and love and talked about rights of the deprived people, but we are being made the victim of prejudice. The fire of hatred and prejudice had dismembered the country in the past, but no lesson was learned. The same bias is being shown even today.”
He averred: “I did not indulge in politics of money-making. Had I wanted to earn money, I would have been the richest man in Pakistan. I am the only leader in Pakistan who does not have any property in Pakistan or any other place in the world.”
He said: “My forefathers rendered sacrifice for Pakistan. My entire struggle has been for strengthening Pakistan and getting rights of the deprived people including Mohajirs. Our fierce opponents carried out negative propaganda against the MQM to eliminate the MQM and stop our struggle. Mohajir localities were attacked with tacit support from government leading to their bloodbath.
The Aligarh tragedy and the Pakka Qila tragedy were inflicted on Mohajirs. “The operation that was apparently started against dacoits and criminals involved in incidents of kidnapping for ransom was turned against the MQM on 19th June 1992.
This operation continued despite the change of governments. Thousands of MQM workers and sympathisers were done to death during this state operation.
Source: Business Recorder