SUKKUR: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that his party wants Pakistan to progress and develop according to the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Dr Muhammad Iqbal.
He was addressing a huge election meeting in Railway Ground Sukkur via telephone.
Altaf Hussain said that the liberal, democratic and progressive political parties in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa did not have the freedom to run their election campaign while conservative parties supporting Taliban have complete freedom to hold election meetings and rallies.
He asked if such elections could be called free, fair and transparent.
Altaf said that a conspiracy was being hatched to bring the conservative parties and avowed supporters of Taliban in power.
Altaf invited the armed forces to join hands with the MQM, ANP and PPP in combating the elements carrying out bomb blasts and wanting to enforce baton-wielding Sharia.
“Today, the armed forces of Pakistan, law-enforcing agencies, and progressive political parties are facing difficult times. Liberal parties are on the target of barbaric terrorists. Bomb attacks and firing at the election offices, rallies, and meetings of the MQM, the ANP and the PPP continue unabated.”
In the end Altaf Hussain announced names of the MQM candidates from Sukkur.