MMA-MQM PROTEST RALLY AGAINST US AIR STRIKES IN BAJAUR AGENCY
AND MILITARY ACTION IN BALOCHISTAN (15th January 2006)
News update 16 January 2006
Countrywide rallies condemn US attack, Daily Dawn

Nationwide rallies condemn US air strike in Bajaur, The News
US airstrike protested nationwide, The Nation
Protests condemn Bajaur air strikes, Daily Time
ایم ایم اے، ایم کیوایم ایک ساتھ , BBC Urdu
 

UPDATE - PROTEST RALLY
The protest demonstrations have commenced all over Pakistan on the call of MMA President Qazi Hussain Ahmed and with the full support and participation of Mr Altaf Hussain and the MQM.
- Around 8.30am(PST): The peaceful protest rally was held in Hyderabad.
- Around 8.45am(PST): Hundreds and thousands of people have come out to support the rally organised at Guru Mander Karachi.
- Around 9.15am(PST): MMA leaders have begun their speeches. However, still thousands of people are on the streets of Karachi and near the point on their way to join the peaceful protest rally.
- Around 9.30am (PST): Incharge MQM Coordination Committee Pakistan Mr Anwar Alam has begun his speech.
- Around 10.10am(PST): Rally continues in Karachi - MMA leaders addressing the participants.
- Around 10.20(PST): MMA Leader Prof Ghaffoor Ahmed addressed the crowd and prayed for the martyrs of Balochistan and Bajaur Agency. He thanked Mr Altaf Hussain and the MQM for extending the full support and participation in the rally.
- Around 10.24(PST): The speeches and rally ended peacefully.
- Around 10.25(PST): Mr Altaf Hussain expressed his heartiest congratulations to all the office bearers and workers of the MQM for their participation in the rally and making it a historical success. He also paid huge tributes to all the MQM workers, Haq Parast Members of Parliament, Minister and Advisers for affectively organising and participating in the rally on such short notice of only 6 hours. He saluted the MQM workers of zones, sectors and units for making the MMA-MQM rally a success by participating in huge numbers.

If army action is not stopped in Balochistan and other areas then MQM will start protest campaign.Altaf Hussain
MQM Founder & Leader Mr Altaf Hussain expressed his heartiest congratulations to all the office bearers and workers of the MQM for their participation in the rally and making it a historical success. He also paid huge tributes to all the MQM workers, Haq Parast Members of Parliament, Ministers and Advisers for affectively organising and participating in the rally on such short notice of only 6 hours. He saluted the MQM workers of zones, sectors and units for making the MMA-rally a success by participating in huge numbers. ....More| Click here for Urdu News


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Muttahida Quami Movement protests air strike:
 Thousands of people turn out to demonstrate against Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and the United States in the wake of a U.S. air strike that killed 18 people. Pakistani parties have called for more demonstrations... Pakistan's religious party alliance, MMA, called for protests. They were joined by MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement), a key alliance party in Musharraf's government which has several federal ministers in the Cabinet.
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Images of MMA-MQM Protest in different cities of Pakistan

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Pakistan protests airstrike: Thousands of people turn out to demonstrate against Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and the United States in the wake of a U.S. airstrike that killed 18 people. Pakistani parties have called for more demonstrations... Pakistan's religious party alliance, MMA, called for protests. They were joined by MQM (Mutihada Qaumi Movement), a key alliance party in Musharraf's government which has several federal ministers in the Cabinet. FULL STORY


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