KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced Tuesday that it was holding peaceful protests in different parts of Karachi against a court ban on broadcast of Altaf Hussain’s speeches.
According to the announcement, protests took place at Babar Market Landhi, Chiniot Hospital Korangi, Star Gate, Hassan Square, Five Star Chowrangi, North Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Regal Chowk and Clifton.
MQM workers and leaders gathered the venues of protests to denounce the ban. “There is unjust ban on our leader, Altaf Hussain, despite the fact our constitution guarantees freedom of expression,” MQM’s nominated mayor ship candidate Waseem Akhtar told media persons.
“Our protest will continue as long as ban stays,” he said. Wearing black ribbons and carrying placards inscribed with pro-Altaf Hussain slogans, supporters of the MQM called for the immediate removal of ban on their leader. Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, a senior MQM leader, said that demonstrators also protested against ineffective local government (LG) system of Sindh.
Source: Business Recorder