Impartial inquiry should be held in order to fix responsibility: Haider Abbas Rizvi
Member of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM Raza Haroon, former MNA Haider Abbas Rizvi, MNA Rasheed Godial and office-bearers of MQM Central Punjab visited Joseph Colony in Badami Bagh area of Lahore and met the affected Christian families. Speaking on the occasion Mr Haroon said the MQM was strongly behind the Christian community and other non-Muslims and it would continue to raise its voice for every injustice committed against them.
Talking to the media person Mr Rizvi said that the Punjab government had prior information but the tragedy occurred because of the absence of timely action. He said that it was clear proof of the incompetence of the Punjab government. He demanded impartial and transparent inquiry of the unfortunate incident in Joseph colony for fixing responsibility and taking action against the guilty.
Mr Rizvi said that the brutal incident of terrorism in Joseph colony was causing embarrassment to Pakistan. He said that the people of Pakistan would have to wage a decisive battle against a few thousand terrorists and their sponsors. He thanked the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking suo notice of the tragedy.
In response to a question about general elections Mr Rizvi said that the national assembly should be dissolved after completing its tenure. He said that transparent and impartial elections should be ensured after the formation of the caretaker government.
The MQM leaders expressed solidarity to the affected families and assured full co-operation from the MQM for the compensation of their losses.