We will continue to struggle against religious extremism and sectarian hatred
We want to bring a truly democratic revolution in the country instead of engaging in politics for the sake of power
The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that all supreme institutions of the country must work within their own framework as their sanctity and the welfare of the country depended on it. He warned that if they tried to overstep their authority it may harm the integrity and geography of the country.
He spoke loudly in unequivocal terms, “We would continue to serve the depressed and downtrodden people of the country and for eliminating religious extremism and sectarian hatred till our last breath whatever may be the consequences.”
He was addressing a large assembly of the MQM workers who had arrived at Nine Zero in order to greet him on his 59th birthday. The workers prayed for the good health and long life of Mr Hussain. They also renewed their pledge to pursue the struggle for truth and justice by remaining steadfast. Members of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM were also present on the occasion.
He said, “We want to bring a change in the society and usher a truly democratic, liberal, and progressive revolution in the country instead of engaging in politics for the sake of power.”
He demanded the people at the helm of affairs to give the legitimate rights of the oppressed people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Hazarewal, southern Punjab and the rest of the country.
He said that Altaf Hussain was the only leader who condemned the sacrilegious movie in which the character of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was depicted in a disparaging manner without caring for the repercussions.
He prayed Almighty Allah to shower His mercy on Pakistan and eliminate religious and sectarian bitterness. He also prayed for harmony among the followers of different sects and the feelings to tolerate each other.
He said that there was no compulsion in the religion. People throughout the country should make efforts for forging unity among fellow Muslims and followers of other religions. He said that the salvation of the country lay in this.
Condemning the act of throwing acid on women he said that this heinous crime must stop. He warned that those throwing acid on women and declaring women kari would have to face wrath of the people.
He praised the MQM workers for collecting rations for the families affected by the Baldia Town tragedy.
He asked students not to use unfair means for passing in the examination. He asked them to concentrate on their studies and show respect to their teachers, parents, elders and women.