Monday, April 27, 2009

MQM, ANP to ensure peace in Karachi, says Farooq Sattar

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar has said the Awami National Party and the MQM will ensure peace at all cost and foil all the conspiracies being hatched to fuel ethnic violence in Karachi.

He was addressing a press conference here on Friday after the killing of two persons in the city. He said the MQM and the ANP would foil all acts of terrorism and conspiracies to disturb peace of the city.

Farooq Sattar said elements who wanted to disturb the peace of Karachi were involved in incidents of firing, which took place during the last two days. He said he and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad had a telephonic conversation with ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed. He said they expressed their condolences over the killing of the two ANP workers.

They expressed the determination that the ANP and the MQM would never allow anybody to disturb peace of Karachi. Farooq Sattar said the MQM had strongly condemned the killing of the two ANP workers.

He said the MQM had appealed to the ANP to review their May 12 strike call, keeping in view the larger interests of the city. He feared that there were some elements which wanted a bloodbath in the city, but the MQM and the ANP would never allow them to play with the lives of innocent citizens.

Farooq Sattar said the MQM had already apprised the people of the city and the nation of Talibanisation in Karachi. Replying to a question, he said pillion riding had been banned for the safety of citizens. He said it was high time that all the political parties played a vital role in the restoration of peace in Karachi.

Responding to a question that the PML-N had suggested an APC to ease the situation in the country, he said the MQM founder had already suggested the APC against Talibanisation. The MQM had already started a campaign against Talibanisation, he added.

He said a delegation of the MQM had gone to the Jamia Binoria Town. The purpose of the visit was to thank them for attending the MQM’s Ulema Mashaikh Conference held here the other day. MQM Rabita Committee members Ashfaq Mangi and Javed Kazmi were also present on the occasion.

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