Provincial Minister for youth affairs Faisal Subzwari hasappealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Justice Iftakhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take urgent notice of the issue in the light of the statement made by Senator Ilyas Bilour. Those, whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people, should be made to answer for their crimes and punished according to law. He was addressing huge press conference at Khursheed Begum Secretariat, Azizabad. Members of the MQM Coordination Committee and the family members of the MQM Martyrs also present in the Press Conference.
Text of the Press Conference
We are thankful to you for your arrival. We have troubled you today to inform you about the position of the MQM on an issue that relates to the causes behind deteriorating circumstances in Sindh and particularly Karachi. The family members of the people martyred in Karachi by the bloodthirsty killers are also present in this press conference.
Before we proceed further, we would like you to hear the highly provocative statement of the central leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Senator Ilyas Bilour that he made yesterday the 9thFebruary in the programme “Pakistan Tonight with Fahad Hussain” on the ATY TV channel.
You have heard for yourself how the ANP leader Ilyas Bilour has said in a brazen manner that it was the ANP that reined in the MQM in Karachi and not any Sindhi feudal lord. You know it very well that when the nose string (nakail) is passed through the nose of someone, he is first made powerless by tying his hands and foot. The statement made by the ANP leader Ilyas Bilour makes it very clear that they made the entire MQM helpless by killing their people without any fear, shedding their blood with impunity and cutting them to pieces.
The outpouring of the ANP leader Ilyas Bilour regarding the MQM is an open admission of guilt that the continuous bloodshed in Karachi was done by the ANP. The ANP leaders instead of showing remorse on the killing of innocent workers and sympathisers of the MQM are showing their jubilation and presenting this as a feat in support of someone’s candidacy for the Senate.
Now that Senator Ilyas Bilour has accepted the responsibility for the bloodshed of the MQM workers and sympathizers which is a matter of record now, we appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Justice Iftakhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take urgent notice of the issue in the light of the statement made by Senator Ilyas Bilour. Those, whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent people, should be made to answer for their crimes and punished according to law.
Senator Ilyas Bilour has not only accepted the responsibility of killing the innocent workers and sympathizers of the MQM, but rubbed salt in the wounds of the people by his provocative statement. The family members of the people martyred in Karachi appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan through this press conference to give them justice and bringing to book the killers of their loved-ones.
Senator Ilyas Bilour has openly admitted the reality that the ANP is directly involved in the killing of the MQM workers and sympathizers in Karachi, and it is the ANP that is responsible for destroying the environment of peace in Karachi by bloodshed and terrorism. The fact of the matter is that the ANP government has failed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of their misdeeds and corruption. It is now fanning the hatred, violence and bloodshed in Karachi and sacrificing the peaceful Pakhtun people living in Karachi at the altar of its hideous politics.
We have been making practical efforts for the promotion of peace and brotherly relations among various linguistic and ethnic entities living in Karachi. It is now very much before you as to who is trying to spread hatred by making inflammatory statements and rubbing slat in the wounds of the people.
We appeal to all the democratic political parties that believe in the dignity of mankind to take notice of the statement of Senator Ilyas Bilour and condemn it.
MUTTAHIDA QUMI MOVEMENT