Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain said that the peaceful day of mourning observed across Sindh on Friday in protest against the killing of MQM workers in Saturday’s bomb blast was a testimony of the people’s confidence in Muttahida.
In a statement issued on Friday, the MQM chief lauded the businessmen, industrialists, transporters, labourers, students and other people belonging to different walks of life, for their full support and cooperation in observing a successful day of mourning throughout Sindh.
“The complete unity and solidarity demonstrated by the people of Sindh with the MQM over the killing its workers in the bomb blast, was not only exemplary, but was a clear proof that they strongly condemn the frequent killing of Muttahida’s workers busy in electioneering, its nominated candidates and office-bearers in the acts of terrorism, he added.
Deploring that a worst kind of terrorism had been unleashed against MQM merely to keep it away from the election process as well as to deprive the party from its democratic, constitutional and legal rights, Mr Hussain said that the world media and the human rights organizations had been pointing out that the terrorist elements under a calculated move wanted to keep moderate and progressive parties away from the election process and as part of their conspiracy they were frequently killing MQM workers.
He also regretted that the Election Commission of Pakistan was not taking notice despite unabated killings of MQM workers and the murderers had been let loose for playing havoc with the lives and properties of the citizens.
Mr Hussain said that the spirits of the Haq Parast workers are still high and no one could deter Haq Parasts from continuing their just struggle.
He also appreciated all the mothers, sisters, daughters, elders, youths, students and especially the traders, industrialists, transporters’ organizations, shopkeepers, labourers and people from different walks of life for voluntarily suspending their activities on the day of mourning on Friday to protest the killings of MQM workers in the bomb blast.
The MQM chief also paid tributes to the people of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Baluchistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, for observing the day of mourning and for organizing Quran Khwani for the martyrs of MQM.