Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has thanked the business community and people belonging to different walks of life for observing the peaceful protest day against inaction against the extortion mafia and the autocratic attitude of the PPP MPAs.
Mr Hussain hoped that the firm assurances given by President Asif Ali Zardari regarding stern action against the extortion mafia and criminal elements operating in Karachi would translate into action and the beleaguered business community would be given adequate protection of life and property.
Mr Hussain said that the increasing activities of the extortion mafia had adversely affected the business activities in Karachi, and the business persons were forced to relocate their businesses to other places.
Mr Hussain said that the MQM was the representative political party in Karachi, and it could not abandon the city to criminals and antisocial elements. The MQM would continue to raise the voice against collection of extortion and activities of the criminals at every forum.
Mr Hussain said that the business community had demonstrated by keeping their businesses closed voluntarily that they were firmly united against the criminals and extortion mafia.