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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has said his party does not want confrontation with any institution in the country and asserted that his party will continue to exist.

Addressing the party’s office-bearers at Nine Zero Saturday night, he said, “We seek better and cordial relations, not confrontation, with all institutions,” adding all conspiracies being hatched against the party are destined to fizzle out.

“Our forefathers rendered great sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of lives to carve out this homeland, Pakistan. Accordingly, no wrongdoings or injustices can sever our ties with Pakistan,” the MQM founder said.

Altaf said that Mohajirs were evicted from civil service under a conspiracy, adding quota system was imposed in Sindh for ten years in era of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Highlighting the issue, he added, “The quota system was leveraged to close doors of higher education for Mohajirs. The doors of employments were also padlocked for them. The same quota system exists even today.”

He complained no party raised a voice of protest against the massacre of Mohajir.

Altaf Hussain announced that a two-day gathering will be organised at Jinnah Ground in Karachi on August 13 and 14 to celebrate the festive occasion of Independence Day.

Source: Business Recorder