Pakistan: MQM rejects allegations against Altaf Hussain

London, UK Updated: Dec 28, 2018, 03:05 PM(IST)

MQM founder Altaf Hussain. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination committee said that the allegation is part of maligning tactic since the day, the MQM was founded and military of Pakistan started using all means to crush and eliminate the MQM.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination Committee has slammed Pakistan's federal information Minister Fawwad Chaudhry for levelling "false and baseless" allegations against MQM founder leader Altaf Hussain in connection with former Member of Pakistan National Assembly and Mohajir political leader Syed Ali Raza Abidi's assassination.

The committee said that the allegation is part of maligning tactic since the day, the MQM was founded and military of Pakistan started using all means to crush and eliminate the MQM.

It also noted that it is a routine of the military of Pakistan to replay any of their previous acts in form of heinous crime and then malign the MQM while portraying it as wrongdoer.

Asserting that the military of Pakistan has been playing such notorious games with an aim of eliminating the MQM, the committee stated that the former has always been defeated in their schemes and would fail and stand defeated in future.

The committee said that the military of Pakistan has once again renewed their notorious agenda of maligning the MQM by choosing Abidi and assassinating him.

It further claimed that under the criminalisation policy of the military of Pakistan, the government and the controlled media have launched a malicious propaganda against the MQM and its founder leader.

The committee went on to say that, military-controlled Pakistani TV channels, their show presenters and city police have all been directed by the military establishment to launch unending propaganda so that the common people should start believing that MQM was responsible for Abidi`s assassination.

It further said that MQM workers in jails are now being placed under miserable situations so that the establishment could obtain the desired results.

The committee said that a local Pakistan TV channel had tried to surpass all contemporary TV channels in Pakistan by holding MQM responsible for Abidi's assassination, the crime the military establishment had committed.

It also said Police or Paramilitary rangers check posts are placed around every street regularly and that immense patrolling is always done round the clock but on the day of Abidi`s assassination, Police and Rangers had disappeared from the scene and hence the killers easily chased Abidi, reached his residence and fearlessly shot him dead and easily fled the crime scene.

Syed Akhlaque Raza Abidi, father of slain Abidi has earlier stated in a tweet that all the Police and Rangers deployed near Abidi`s residence disappeared before his assassination.

The committee said that it was no secret that Abidi was, under the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, trying hard to expose the military establishment of Pakistan, which was unacceptable for the military establishment and lastly he paid the price in form of his cold-blooded murder.

It also underscored that Abidi had become quite active and used to vocally support the MQM founder leader.

"He had openly advocated for the real MQM under the dynamic leadership of Altaf Hussain. It is no more a secret that taking name of Altaf Hussain, praising him, advocating him has been made an unpardonable crime in Pakistan by the ghoulish military of Pakistan, which has also restricted the controlled media to carry his name, statement or picture," the committee said.

It further highlighted that Hassan Zafar Arif, a historian, academician, philosopher and MQM's senior designee was kidnapped by ISI and extrajudicially murdered in custody only because he advocated Hussain Abidi.

The committee said that Hussain has been raising his voice in support of oppressed Mohajirs, Balochs and Pashtuns and exposing the demonic military of Pakistan and that is why the military is spitting venom in form of massacre and selective killings of MQM leaders and designees.

It also asserted that MQM founder leader is a perfect law abiding citizen of the United Kingdom and has never violated the country's laws.

It added that the fresh wave of allegations is nothing but a sheer maligning tactic so that the corrupt military could attain the desired goals of crushing the MQM.

The committee said that the military, the government and the controlled media have joined hands together to malign the MQM under the criminalisation policy of the ghoulish military of Pakistan and in this context, they have also invented a 'South African Network of MQM'.

It stated that almost every worker of the Movement they arrest or kill extrajudicially is showed a member of this South African Unit under criminalisation policy of the military, which is false and bogus.

The committee stated that an independent investigation commission can easily expose the ghoulish military while underlining that the military is preparing a deadliest crackdown in Karachi and hence is gearing up the pace of maligning the MQM and Mohajirs.

It asked the paramilitary Rangers to prove their efficacy in controlling the crimes in the city while stating the crime rate has been increased in Karachi during past thirty years since the paramilitary Rangers took over the city and barricaded the entire city by establishing Rangers headquarters in nook and cranny.

Stating that it is the government's sole responsibility to protect every single citizen, the committee demanded that the state of Pakistan and the government of Pakistan should ensure complete safety of every citizen.

It also asked the military establishment to have mercy on people of Pakistan and stop bringing more devastation to the country through their nefarious agendas.

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