MQM to fully back Qadri's long march

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced that it will fully support Pakistan Awami Tehrik’s call for a long march to Islamabad on January 14. [caption id="attachment_6735" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Farooq Sattar"][/caption] After convening a joint session of MQM’s London and Karachi Coordination Committees, Dr Farooq Sattar at a press conference said that MQM’s manifesto is the same as the struggle that Dr Tahirul Qadri is waging. “To put an end to this feudal and outdated system, the MQM will also participate in the long march,” said Dr Sattar. He further added that the MQM does not in any way want to delay the upcoming elections. “Hundreds of thousands of workers will actively participate in the rally of Minhajul Quran,” he said, adding MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had also ratified the MQM Rabitta Committee’s decision to back Tahirul Qadri’s rally on January 14, 2013. “We don’t intend to delay the elections nor do we want to derail the democratic process in the country,” Dr Sattar clarified, adding that his party only wanted to bring reforms in the country’s system and that elections are the first step towards this goal. He said it was essential to install an independent and impartial interim government to hold fair elections in the country.]]>

One Reply to “MQM to fully back Qadri's long march”

  1. I find it disturbing that this so-called religious scholar can play the role of a spoiler within a few months of the planned elections. Why can’t the authorities tell Tahirul Qadri that the country can’t afford his type of chaos or anarchy? If he feels that this is the best way to do things, let him try doing this in Canada where he has adopted citizenship. We all know that nations run on laws, a constitution and a system. He has not learned anything by living in Canada and adopting Canadian citizenship but somehow thinks he has the right to fly back to Pakistan and cause chaos. I feel sorry for the people of the nation who are being deceived by Tahirul Qadri.

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