KARACHI: The founder and leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement, Altaf Hussain, said that Akhtar Mengal was helpless and he had been holding meetings with political leaders by following a pre-written script, and the name of the MQM was not included in the script.
He said this while speaking at the inauguration of a telefilm, “Naqeeb-i-Inquilab”, at the Lal Qila ground in Azizabad here on Saturday.
Altaf said that Akhtar Mengal and Sanullah Baloch had arrived in Islamabad and he welcomed their presence in Pakistan.
He said that the MQM was the only political party that had organized a mammoth rally against the injustices done to the Baloch people and against the forced disappearances of the Baloch youth.
He said that no other political party had the courage to raise a forceful voice against the oppression of the Baloch people, but when the MQM contacted Akhtar Mengal and Sanullah Baloch in Islamabad on Friday and sought time for a meeting they avoided it by saying that they were leaving for Dubai the very same day.
Senator Babar Khan Ghouri and MNA Haider Abbas Rizvi requested the Baloch leaders to delay their departure by a few hours but they declined and said that they had to leave for Dubai.
The MQM leader said that after declining the MQM invitation, Akhtar Mengal and Sanaullah Baloch held meetings on Saturday with Imran Khan, Makhdoom Jawed Hashmi and other people.
It was obvious that Akhtar Mengal was helpless and he was following a pre-written script and the MQM was nowhere in the script handed to him.
Altaf said that the MQM would continue to support the oppressed people of Balochistan despite the unbecoming attitude of Akhtar Mengal.