Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has condemned the killing of a 40 years old woman in Shikarpur, Sindh after being declared kari by ajirga.He has demanded that the cruel persons involved in declaring the woman as kari should be brought to book and punished according to law.
Mr Hussain has said that the barbaric acts of declaring innocent women as kari and the abhorrent custom of vani have revived the days of ignorance. Innocent women were being killed at the altar of primitive customs and their killers were moving freely with impunity. Mr Hussain said that women were an integral part of the society and the constitution of Pakistan gave them equal rights of protection of life and property. The incident of killing of a woman in Shikarpur on the decision of ajirgawas reprehensible and a cause of grave concern for the humanity.
Mr Hussain demanded of President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and the rights organizations to take serious notice of the killing of a woman in Shikarpur by declaring her a kari.Mr Hussain also demanded that full protection should be given to the life, honour and property of the oppressed women of Pakistan and the perpetrators of the unfortunate incidents should be given exemplary punishment.Mr Hussain sympathized with the bereaved family members of the woman killed in Shikarpur.