Representatives of the Muttahida Quami Movement, one of Pakistan’s largest political parties, attended the all parties’ conference convened by the Pakistani Prime Minister today in the wake of the Peshawar attack.
MQM’s Parliamentary leader in the National Assembly Rashid Godil and Dr.Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui represented the party. Addressing the conference Rashid Godil said, "It is clear that because of ineffective policies, the Taliban have not been limited to the northern areas of Pakistan but have penetrated into other parts of the country including Karachi."
MQM has been a lone voice against the Taliban and their atrocities and has lost four of its elected representatives in attacks by Taliban terrorists. MQM’s chief, Mr Altaf Hussain while talking to a prayer gathering at Party’s headquarters in memory of the Peshawar attack, said, ‘When the Taliban themselves have openly and shamelessly claimed responsibility for the Peshawar attack, what is stopping the the Prime Minister from naming and shaming them?"
MQM is a party that stands firmly against all kinds of extremism and terrorism including the Taliban and IS. It was the first political party to welcome the operation Zarb-e- Azb against extremists based along Pakistan's northern border.
"This attack increases our resolve to eliminate terrorists who have not even spared children, I urge the Armed Forces and the Prime Minister to do all they can to rid Pakistan of the extremist threat,” added Mr Hussain.