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MQM working for interfaith harmony, says Altaf,Pakistan Today


 Date: 7/14/2012   Views:1905    Source: Pakistan Today

KARACHI - Muttahida Quami Movement MQM Chief Altaf Hussain says MQM always strived for stability of democracy, political, interfaith harmony, social development. “We believe in principle of live and let live and considers all people living in Pakistan belonging to various religions as equal citizens.”
He was talking to visiting members of Co-ordination Committee and ministers in International Secretariat at London. Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad, Ports & Shipping Minister Babar Khan Ghouri, Sindh Ministers Raza Haroon, Shoaib Bukhari, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Adil Siddiqui, Co-ordination Committee members in London Tariq Mir, Muhammad Anwer, Anis Ahmed Advocate, Tariq Jawed, Salim Shahzad, Mustafa Azizabadi, Muhammad Ashfaq, Qasim Ali Raza were present, MQM press release said Saturday.
Hussain said MQM always stood for and given message of showing respect to all religions, faiths, their places of worship and done everything possible for their protection. “We want term minority should not be used for non-Muslims and they should be considered Pakistanis and given equal opportunities in every sphere of life.
It was because of MQM’s quest for religious harmony, tolerance and practical steps taken, that large number of Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, followers of other faiths were joining MQM. We assure people belonging to all religions that MQM would continue to work for their rights.”
Governor Dr Ebad on his UK visit, said agreements signed with Scottish companies for investing in different fields in Sindh. MoUs signed for desalinating seawater to provide 100MGD in Karachi, solid
waste management, generate electricity from waste, improving sewerage system, 50 ambulances to Health department. A MoU signed for training graduates of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, NED University of Engineering & Technology at University of Strathclyde Glasgow.