KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has appealed Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif to intervene in politics and stop injustices with Mohajirs (immigrants).
Speaking at a press conference after MQM worker Fahad Aziz’s extra judicial arrest and torture by police officials, he said that mohajirs are being killed left, right and centre and asked Chief of Army Staff and Director General ISI to intervene.
MQM chief also lashed out a police for torturing MQM activists and called them an ‘extortionist’ mafia.
He lamented that Mohajirs were and are always killed and conspiracies like ‘Jinnah pur conspiracy’ were hatched against the community despite the community’s loyalty to Pakistan and sacrifices for its freedom and unity.
Citing examples for such sacrifices he put before the media, examples of making of Pakistan and 1971 tragedy of East Pakistan when ‘Mohajirs’ gave thousands of life to make and save Pakistan.
He said that Retired Brigadier Imtiaz Should be asked, who designed Jinnahpur conspiracy?
The exiled leader lamented that no PPP stalwart helped Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in distress but only I (Altaf Hussain) spoke for him but still during Zardari’s presidency , his friend Zulfiqar Mirza verbally abused Mohajirs and called them traitors and now people want to distribute his party into three or four splinter groups.
Speaking about the injustices meted out in Karachi operation, he said that MQM unconditionally supported the operation but it was a revenge upon mohajirs and all our reservations were trashed by Chief Minister Sindh and Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
He expressed grief over what he called his Sindhi brothers’ attitude with mohajirs by saying that mohajirs too are sindhis and accept that but when it comes to high public offices and chief minister ship, we are again called ‘ Mohajirs’ (immigrants).
Answering journalists’ questions, Mr. Hussain said that if Army does not intervene on his request, his only hope will reside with Allah and he will be the last man to entice his community and party for war.
In the end, MQM top leader thanked all media persons and groups for coming on his invitation in a short notice.