Friday, July 4, 2008

MQM Worker injured by armed terrorists in Karachi

MQM Worker Adeel injured by armed terrorists in KarachiMQM Central Co-ordination Committee condemned firing incident
Karachi- 3rd July 2008 …MQM Central Co-ordination Committee strongly condemned the attack on MQM workers in which one worker Adeel seriously injured by armed terrorists in Scheme 33, Rizwan Society Karachi today. In a statement Co-ordination Committee said that armed terrorists belong to a nationalist organisation opened fire on MQM workers in a park at Rizwan Society. In the firing incident Adeel was hit in chest and back and has serious injuries. Adeel was rushed to the local hospital of Gulshan-e-Iqbal where his condition is critical. After receiving this information Members of the MQM Tanzeemi Committee, Provincial Minister Faisal Subzwari, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Twon Nazim Wasay Jalil and local office bearers of the MQM reached hospital. They appealed to the workers for peace and calm.
Meanwhile, MQM Co-ordination Committee strongly condemned the firing incident and said that criminal elements want to destroy the peace of the City. Co-ordination Committee demanded of Governor Sindh Dr. Isharat-ul-Ibad, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Provincial Interior Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza to arrest those terrorists who are involved in firing incident on MQM workers. Co-ordination Committee pray for early recovery of injured worker Adeel.

Talibanisation and Sectarian violence in Karachi

Conspiracies are being hatched for forcible and unlawful occupation of Karachi through Talibanisation and Sectarian violence – Altaf Hussain

Mr Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) said that a conspiracy is being hatched with organised and sustained planning for occupation of Karachi by Talibans and organise sectarian violence. He expressed these views during his telephonic address to the Members of the Defence Clifton, North Nazimabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbal Residents Committees in Karachi simultaneously from London. He said that under planned and sustained conspiracy truck-loads of migrants from tribal areas are being settled in Karachi under the patronage of a few strong elements of the agencies that are organising forcible and illegal occupation of the empty plots of land in Karachi by dispersing these migrants in different areas of Karachi.

Mr Altaf Hussain said that for the past one week the religious extremists migrating to Karachi have practically engaged in the implementation of conspiracies for Talibanising Karachi and foster sectarian violence that is manifested by their extremists and violent slogans chalked on the walls of different localities in Karachi around Asma Gardens in Scheme 33 and the walls of flats, shops and parks around Gulshan View Apartments and other parts of city stating: “ If you wish to live in Karachi then you have to live like Talibans”, “if you have to live in Karachi then you have to live like Jihadis”, “if you wish to live in Karachi then you have to swear allegiance to Bait-ullah Mehsud” and also a regretful slogans to commit sectarian violence has been chalked stating: “Khomeini Dog, Khomeini infidel and those not acknowledging is also infidel”.
Mr Altaf Hussain said that it is apparent that on the one hand the religious extremis Talibans are planning to forcibly and illegally occupy Karachi while on the other the wish to destroy the peace and tranquillity of the city by committing sectarian violence. He said that MQM is the only party obstructing Talibanisation and Sectarian related violence in Karachi and MQM would continue to raise its voice against ulterior designs of Talibanisation and Sectarianism in future also. On one occasion Mr Altaf Hussain asked the participants whether they wanted Talibanisation in Karachi? The participants unequivocally replied “Never”. He unambiguously said that the MQM does not wish to have any confrontation or conflict with anyone but it would not permit anyone to attack us in our own localities and destroy peace of the city through terrorism.
Mr Altaf Hussain said that it is the crisis of sustainability of our coming generations and each and every citizen has to demonstrate awakening on this sensitive issue and taking serious notice of the situation, they have to unite. He stressed on the participants to keep an eye on the situation of Sindh and particularly of Karachi and keep people aware to play their roles for defeating this occupation.