‘Extra-judicial killings’ MQM asks authorities to stop KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement urged the authorities on Sunday to stop what it describes as ‘extra-judicial killings’ of its workers and other citizens and immediately withdraw an unannounced ban on its political and welfare activities.
A large number of workers and sympathisers of the party, including women and children, gathered at the Shuhada-i-Urdu Chowk at Liaquatabad No. 10 to take part in a rally organised by the party to protest against ‘extra-judicial killings’ and ‘enforced disappearances’ of MQM workers.
Carrying MQM flags and portraits of ‘missing’ and deceased workers, they demanded that their ‘missing’ loved ones be recovered forthwith from ‘illegal detention’ of law-enforcement agencies and presented in courts if they had committed any crime.
MQM workers and supporters, he said, took to the street not only for their own survival but for solidarity and integrity of the country.
He said certain quarters had planned to hand over Karachi to religious extremists who supported the ideology of Daesh, or self-styled Islamic State, and Al Qaeda. “Initially they imposed Haqiqi terrorists and now they are trying to impose the Taliban,” he alleged.
Dr Sattar said that conspiracies were being hatched to weaken the MQM so that religious extremists could take over the city in the coming local government elections. “A civil martial law has been imposed in Karachi but the people would foil all plots to snatch their mandate.”