ALTAF HUSSAIN COMMENDS MIAN ATIQUE AND MUHAMMAD SALAHUDDIN ON JOINING THE MQM
LONDON: 4TH JANUARY 2012
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has congratulated Mian Muhammad Atique from Rawalpindi and Muhammad Salahuddin from Lahore on joining the MQM and said that their decision to join the MQM in the holy month of Rabiul Awwal would be auspicious for the stability of the country and for the poor and oppressed people of the country.
Speaking with Mr Atique and Mr Salahuddin on the telephone at Nine Zero Mr Hussain said that they may have to bear taunts from the opponents on their decision to join the MQM but anyone choosing the path of truth and righteousness has to face such difficulties and hardships. He asked them to continue their struggle without getting disappointed. He hoped that their joining would be a source of strength to the workers, particularly those present in the Punjab.
Mr Atique and Mr Salahuddin said that the MQM is making practical efforts for the stability and progress of the country. They assured Mr Hussain that they would work relentlessly guided by his visionary leadership so that Pakistan might advance, and the problems of the common people got solved.
THE HOLY PROPHET (PBUH) HAD COME AS A MERCY FOR ALL THE WORLDS: ALTAF HUSSAIN
THERE IS CLEAR GUIDANCE FOR THE HUMANITY IN THE LIFE OF THE HOLY PROPHET (PBUH)
LONDON: 4TH JANUARY 2012
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) had come as a mercy for the entire world and there is clear guidance for the entire humanity in his life. Mr Hussain congratulated Muslims all over the world on the birthday celebrations of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) and prayed Almighty Allah for love, unity and brotherhood among the Muslims.
Mr Hussain said that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) had preached Islam through his noble character and immaculate actions. He stressed upon the Ulema to ensure the dignity of the month of Rabiul Awwal by preaching unity and brotherhood. He asked them to foil all the conspiracies to spoil the environment of peace by remaining united.
KASHMIR BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR: ALTAF HUSSAIN
LONDON: 4TH FEBRUARY 2012
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that Kashmir belongs to the people of Kashmir, and the MQM will raise the voice for their legitimate rights at every forum in the world. In a message on the occasion of Kashmir Day Mr Hussain said that the Kashmir Dispute has been unresolved for several decades now and added that a permanent solution to this long-standing dispute could be found only if Pakistan and India included the Kashmiri people and their representatives in the dialogues for arriving at a solution.
Mr Hussain said that the MQM had a clear position on the Kashmir dispute. The people of Kashmir should be given full freedom to decide about their future. He paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of the Kashmiri struggle who laid down their lives for the rights of the people of Kashmir.
Famous industrialists from Punjab Join MQM
First of all, we thank all the journalists and media persons for coming to attend this Press Conference.
My name is Mian Muhammad Atique s/o Haji Muhammad Rafique, and I am from Rawalpindi. I am chairman of Shalimar Group of Companies. I had been senior vice president of Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce, and I had been the member of several other trade and industry associations as well. I have been working in the business sector since 1977. The person sitting with me is Muhammad Salahuddin s/o Chaudhry Shamsuddin, who hails from Lahore but is living in Rawalpindi. He is a chartered accountant. He has worked in the agricultural sector for a considerable time. He has been affiliated with the construction industry. Presently, he is working in the petroleum and energy sector.
We have studied the manifestos of a number of political parties and examined the actions and character of their leaders. We do not find any difficulty in saying, rather we feel pride, that the founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain is the only leader in the country who is pursuing the ideology of “Realism and Practicalism” of his party with complete sincerity and honesty. He can bring stability for the country both at the national and international level and lead the country to the road of progress and prosperity fulfilling the dreams of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal and Shaheed-i-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan.
If anyone in the country has raised its voice against the feudal system and made practical efforts, it is the MQM. We have seen that Mr Altaf Hussain is the only leader who has always expressed positive views and opinions for the country even in the face of difficult circumstances and state repression. He has also stressed upon the need for policy of reconciliation for strengthening the country. We believe that in the current situation, the MQM is the only political party with the capability to give economic, democratic and political stability to the country.
The branches of the MQM that represents the poor and middle class segment of the society have spread throughout the country. We are seeing that the leadership of Mr Altaf Hussain is being admired everywhere. It is evident that the MQM is a reality, and it is a patriotic political party. The injustices and excesses done against the MQM by the conspirators are temporary that will end by the grace of Allah. The MQM will emerge as one of the largest political parties of the country and the elements spreading poisonous propaganda against the MQM would fail in their designs.
We believe that the MQM is no longer a party of the Sindh province only as people from Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan are expressing their confidence in the MQM in a large number.
We repose full confidence in the leadership of Mr Altaf Hussain and announce our decision to join the MQM. We express our determination to work as a humble worker of the MQM for the progress, prosperity and stability of the country. We will particularly make practical efforts to dispel the feelings of ill-will and misunderstandings that have been spread in the Punjab.
We appeal to the people living across the country to study the manifestos of all the political parties and judge them on their work and character. We believe they will realize for themselves that the only political party that can bring stability and security in the country is the MQM.
Once again, we thank you all for coming to attend this press conference.
1. Mian Muhammad Atique
2. Muhammad Salahuddin
FUTURE OF KASHMIR SHOULD BE DECIDED ACCORDING TO THE WISHES OF KASHMIRI PEOPLE: MQM
KARACHI: 4TH JANUARY 2012
Members of the Co-ordination Committee Shahid Latif and Raza Haroon have said that the decision about the future of Kashmir should be taken according to the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. They said that the Kashmir people must be represented at every level in the dialogues regarding the future of Kashmir. They said this while speaking at a special programme on “Kashmir Day” at Nine Zero in which a large number of Kashmiri people living in Karachi, including the women and the elderly took part. The participants were carrying the flags of the MQM and Kashmir in their hands.
The members said that the MQM has included three specific points in its manifesto regarding Kashmir, and the three points have solutions for all the problems in Kashmir. They said that the MQM leader Mr Altaf Hussain has given a clear policy on Kashmir and Kashmiri people were beginning to realize that a solution of the Kashmir issue would be arrived at from the platform of the MQM.
They said that Kashmir was rich in water resources, and sufficient cheap hydroelectric power can be generated by harnessing the water resources. They said that the Kashmiri people living abroad send valuable remittances for Pakistan, but nothing was being done to solve their problems. They said that the Government of Azad Kashmir, and the Government of Pakistan must take steps on an urgent basis for solving the problems of the Kashmir people living abroad.
They called for increasing women representation in the legislative assembly of Kashmir. They also demanded a share in the Mangla Dam royalty for Kashmir and said that steps should be taken to promote tourism in Kashmir.
MQM MNA Abdul Wasim and Iqbal Qadri also spoke on the occasion.