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September 14, 2015

Law of jungle in Karachi won’t be accepted, says MQM

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September 14, 2015

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) asserted on Sunday that the people of Karachi have totally rejected the law of jungle and have stood against tormentors and would not sit silent until these forces are ousted from the city. It announced to stage a 252-day sit-in at the Mazar-e-Quaid.
It appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, to take notice of what they claimed ‘biased’ officials of the Rangers who have falsely implicated MQM workers, and an inquiry should be initiated against them.
The MQM called upon the authorities to constitute a commission to investigate into the ‘extrajudicial killings of its workers’.
It was unanimously resolved at the MQM’s rally that was staged in protest against the ‘extrajudicial killing and forced disappearances’ of their workers from Liaquatabad No 10 to the Mazar-e-Quaid on Sunday.
Presenting a resolution before a huge crowd, Dr Farooq Sattar said that the MQM was being pushed to the wall but all these negative tactics and conspiracies would be foiled by our workers and supporters.
In another resolution, it was demanded that extra-judicial killings of MQM workers should immediately be stopped and justice should be provided to them.
The participants were unanimous on a demand that a ban on MQM Chief Altaf Hussain’s speech should immediately be lifted and recorded interviews should be allowed on the electronic media.
It also demanded that alleged enforced disappearance of the Muttahida workers should immediately be stopped and such cases should be treated in accordance with the law and constitution.
The unannounced and unofficial ban on the social and political activities should also be suspended. It was also resolved that direction of Karachi operation should be set correctly, and instead of harassing the MQM workers real terrorists should be nabbed.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Farooq Sattar said that a conspiracy was being hatched to stop the MQM from taking

part in the upcoming local government elections, and a plan was afoot to hand over Karachi to Daish and Taliban by weakening the MQM.
To make these nefarious designs successful, a ‘civilian martial law’ was being imposed on the city, Sattar said and vowed that Karachiites would foil all conspiracies of handing over the city to terrorists.
Dr Sattar said that the MQM was a responsible party which did not unnecessarily blame any individual or institution.
He said the party believed that some Rangers personnel were involved in illegal arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings.
He accused the Rangers and law-enforcement agencies of even harassing media persons for coverage of this rally and said that they had gone berserk and also shut down MQM’s web television which proved their discriminatory attitude towards the MQM. But, he said, the MQM would not be deterred through these pressure tactics, and it would continue its struggle for the stability of the country.
“It was only the MQM which raised a voice against the injustices being done to media persons, and now these groups have succumbed to pressures and threats of these institutions,” he said. The MQM, he said, had never confronted any agency after the 1992 operation and the continued state operation since 2013. It was a peaceful party and had always avoided any offensive policy.
Others who also spoke on the occasion were Waseem Akhter, in charge of the Central Executive Council, Zareen Majeed, member of Rabita Committee, and Deputy Convener Syed Shahid Pasha.
Throughout the rally protestors were shouting slogans and carrying posters and portraits of the ‘victims’ of Rangers.
The banners were inscribed with demands for stopping of ‘injustices towards the Mohajirs’.
The participants were also holdings blood-stained clothes of the workers killed in an alleged encounter with the Rangers.