MQM Chief Mr Altaf Hussain applauded the Supreme Court for hearing the case of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh and issuing a notice to Attorney General of Pakistan.
Mr Hussain said the stranded Pakistanis, who were left in Bangladesh in 1971, are no lesser Pakistanis than who are living in Pakistan. He welcomed Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case concerning return of stranded Pakistanis to their country.
He said in a statement that the stranded Pakistanis are unfortunately compelled to live their lives in miseries in ghettos of various cities in Bangladesh for the last four decades. He said they are willing to come to their homeland as soon as possible. A generation in despair had already passed away, waiting for to come to their homeland.
Since its beginning, MQM had its stance on stranded Pakistanis that they should be brought to their homeland without any delay and let them live their lives according to Quaid-e-Azam’s thought of freedom and right of liberty. He said he had to pay for this stance to support stranded Pakistanis, and personally bore torture and imprisonment in 1979 in Karachi for advocating for them.
He once against applauded the Supreme Court for hearing the case of stranded Pakistanis who were left in Bangladesh after 1971 repatriation. He also felicitated Stranded Pakistani, who lived in Bangladesh, that hope arose again after reaching the case to apex court and soon they would come to their true homeland Pakistan.