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People of mini Pakistan have decided in favour of the MQM: Altaf Hussain
Posted on: 6/8/2013 1
Address to a gathering of workers at Nine Zero on winning of the MQM candidate for PS - 128
The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that Karachi is “mini Pakistan” and the people of mini Pakistan have given verdict in favour of the MQM. Allah Almighty has charged Altaf Hussain to serve the people belonging to all nationalities and followers of all religions. The MQM is the representative party of all the people of Pakistan, including the minorities.
Mr Hussain said that he was least bothered if someone was declaring him to be a non-believer just because he was struggling for the rights of religious minorities. He declared that the MQM would make Pakistan a truly independent and sovereign country so that no country could cast an evil eye on it.
He said this while addressing a gathering of MQM workers at Nine Zero after the winning of the MQM candidate on the provincial constituency PS – 128. The workers had gathered at Nine Zero to celebrate the victory.
Mr Hussain said that he had formed Mohajir Quami Movement for the rights of the Urdu-speaking people and worked day and night to assemble them on a single platform. It was said at that time that Karachi was mini Pakistan as people belonging to other ethnicities such as Pakhtun, Punjabi, Baloch, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Baltistani, Hazarewal, Seraiki and Gilgiti also lived here.
Mr Hussain said that he had never claimed that he was struggling for the Urdu-speaking people only. He said that he told the people about the underlying reasons for the formation of an organization for the rights of Mohajirs but its scope included the oppressed and downtrodden people living across the length and breadth of Pakistan.
Mr Hussain said that the MQM was transformed into Muttahida Quami Movement and efforts were made to spread the message throughout Pakistan. He said that the MQM had been gaining electoral victory for many years but the victory of PS – 128 had given a different happiness as it was the area where the MQM had not won earlier.
Mr Hussain said that the constituency PS – 128 did not consist of areas consisting of Urdu-speaking people only as a large number of Pakhtun, Punjabi, Sindhi, Baloch and Hazarewal were also living here. He said that the constituency was a mini Pakistan in the true sense of the word and the people of this mini Pakistan had decided in favour of the MQM.
Mr Hussain said that it should now become obvious to the people of Pakistan, particularly the students of Political Science, that the MQM is the representative party of all nationalities and non-Muslim Pakistanis and not just the Urdu-speaking people.
Mr Hussain said the opponents of the MQM always allege that the MQM always got votes at the point of gun but a large number of voters of PS – 128 were Pakhtun who were not afraid of guns.
He said that he had declared at the time of arbitrary delimitation in Karachi done for defeating the MQM that the people would vote for the MQM.
Mr Hussain declared that he would continue to fight for the rights of the oppressed and disadvantaged people of the country, irrespective of their religious belief and languages they speak, till his last breath.
He said that making tall claims was the easiest of all things but actually delivering to the people was difficult. People always say that the people of Karachi were with them. They should serve the people of Karachi instead of making empty claims. He said that the MQM believed in serving the people practically by demolishing the walls of prejudices. It was because of sincere efforts of the MQM that people of all nationalities were united under the flag of the MQM.
He said he little cared about the fatwas against him because he was struggling for the rights of non-Muslims as well. He said he would have to answer for his deeds before Allah on the Day of Judgement and not before those who were issuing fatwas. He said that he would continue speak the truth.
He said that he had dissolved the Co-ordination Committee and the Karachi Tanzeemi Committee after receiving public complaints. People said that it would become difficult to run the party but he had confidence that Allah would help him.
He said that party offices were meant for running the affairs and not for creating feudal mentalities. He paid rich tributes to office-bearers and workers.