The Muttahida Quami Movement has carried on with the symbolic hunger strike against the media ban on MQM Chief Mr. Altaf Hussain on 3rd day of the its protest at Karachi Press Club.
The protest camp was visited by numerous people, including prominent journalists, writers, lawyers, doctors, actors, singers and delegates of various organizations. The protest was thoroughly participated by the members of Coordination Committee, office-bearers, workers and supporters of Altaf Hussain.
Talking on the occasion, Allama Agha Tahir Mashhadi said it is an irony that the patriots have to sit at Karachi Press Club to protest for their rights. He said that it was government’s responsibility to provide justice and relief to the people.
He said Mr. Hussain is a unanimous leader of 98 percent of the people and truly represented the poor and lower-middle class of the country. He said that he was banned because of his stance to support the truth and poor’s right. He said that such thing could not support to resolve the issue appropriately.
The senior journalist Muqtadra Mansoor said the freedom of speech is pivotal to democracy society. He said the journalists are responsible to bring all the voices and struggles for the rights of the people. He also said that the ban causing great defamation of the government’s reputation when a public figure was being targeted for media blackout.
Former president National Student Federation Momin Khan Momin said the people are protesting for the leader who never bows down against any discriminative force. He said that if such practice would continue to suppress the voice of the people then every voice would become the voice of Altaf Hussain.
Talking on the occasion, the prominent actor Behroz Sabzwari said MQM Chief Mr. Altaf Hussain is a stalwart and a public figure and despite banning on him, his voice should have been listened. He said that every Pakistani had right to the freedom of speech and it was not given on alms.