Malala Yousufzai is the pride of the nation: Dr Farooq Sattar
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) organized a candlelight vigil today for the ambassador of peace Malala Yousufzai and her classmates Shazia and Kainat in Jinnah Ground in Azizabad. Deputy Conveners and members of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM lit candles and offered expressed solidarity with Malala Yousufzai and her classmates. They offered prayers for their health and security.
Deputy Conveners Dr Farooq Sattar, Mr Anis Ahmed Qaimkhani, Dr Nusrat Shoukat and members of the Co-ordination Committee Mr Shoaib Ahmed Bukhari, Mr Kanwer Naveed Jameel, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, senior leader Mr Amir Khan, Senators, MNAs, MPAs, office-bearers and workers of various wings of the MQM and members of the Central Executive Council lit candles and prayed for Malala Yousufzai and her classmates.
A large number of people belonging to different spheres of life, including women and children, also burnt candles and prayed for the injured students. They paid tributes to Malala Yousufzai for her courage and determination.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Farooq Sattar said that Malala was the pride of the nation. He said that Mr Altaf Hussain, and the MQM considered the attack on Malala as equal to the attack on Pakistan itself. He said that it was the vicious conspiracy to kill the light emanating from the bright face of Pakistan.
Dr Sattar said that the time had come to decide if it was the Quaid-i-Azam’s Pakistan or the Pakistan of religious extremists and terrorists. The religious extremism and terrorism were the biggest hurdle in the path of the country in its quest for acquiring sovereignty and true freedom.
Dr Sattar said that the public meeting being held in the Jinnah Ground in Azizabad on 14th October would give us an opportunity to renew our pledge that we would transform Pakistan according to the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam.
Dr Sattar said that the world would have to be informed that the cowardly attack on Malala was a vicious conspiracy to tarnish the image of Islam. He appealed to the people of Karachi to participate in the public meeting in Azizabad in a large number for frustrating the conspiracy of religious extremists and terrorists.