People of Pakistan should give one opportunity to the MQM just as they have tested other political parties
Address on the third day of Eidul Azha at the main camp of the KKF set up for collecting hidesThe Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that he wanted to make Pakistan into a liberal, enlightened and democratic country according to the vision of the founding father of the country Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and not a country ruled by Taliban and religious extremists. He said that he wanted Pakistan to transform into a country where the poor also had honour and dignity like the rich.
He offered co-operation to the armed forces, the ISI and other military institutions for saving Pakistan. He asked them to extend their hand. “You save us and we will save you. You protect the borders, and we will support you and make the country stronger.” He expressed these views while addressing a large gathering of MQM workers, KKF volunteers and notables at the main camp set up for the collection of hides of sacrificial animals under the KKF in Federal B Area.
Mr Hussain praised MQM workers for making selfless efforts in collecting hides of sacrificial animals under the KKF during the three days of Eid. He thanked the people for showing their confidence in the MQM by donating the hides in record numbers.
He asked the nation to pray for complete recovery of Malala Yousufzai her fellow students Shazia and Kainat.
He said that the administrative structure of the government is meant for running the affairs of the country and not for getting privilege and accumulating wealth. He regretted that unrestrained capitalism had completely spread in the world,but if is someone wanted to see a glimpse of the period of the Pious Caliphs, they could see it in the MQM where everyone had equal rights.
He said that he had always asked his workers to refrain from pride, conceit and haughtiness. He said that greatness was for Allah alone as human beings were mortal.
He said that “empowerment for all” is the manifesto of the MQM and it wants to give the right to rule to the people belonging to the poor and middle classes in the country. Addressing the people of Pakistan, he said that they had tested several parties. “Give at least one opportunity to the MQM and if the fruit of their votes turns out to be sweat than they may thank it and if the fruit turns out to be bitter they may throw it out.”
He said that the politics of the MQM was not aimed at acquiring power only. “We believe in serving the people without any discrimination. We went to serve the people in Kashmir after the devastating earthquake even though we had no support base there.”
Mr Hussain regretted that certain elements in the country were targeting polio vaccinators. He asked the MQM office-bearers to organize camps with the support of organizations that were working for eradicating polio from the country.
He said that he wanted the custom of dowry to be eliminated from the country. He urged upon the young boys to look for the character and personal traits instead of going after a large dowry. He regretted that a large number of women could not be married only because their parents were not able to collect large dowries.
He said that the dignity of women should be restored, and evil custom such as karo-kari must be abolished. He asked the Co-ordination Committee to set up a shelter home for the young couples who want to marry out of their own free wills.
He praised the city administration, government of Sindh, police, rangers, and other law-enforcing agencies for making efficient arrangements during Eidul Azha.