LAHORE: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch has called upon the Prime Minster to initiate a “Save Karachi- Save Pakistan” plan, and assured him that the nation would fully support the move.
Addressing the participants of the JI central workshop for party workers at Mansoora on Monday, he said that Karachi was mini-Pakistan and the economic life line of the country and concrete steps were required to save it from total destruction. He stressed that an all parties conference should be convened in Karachi to discuss the latest developments relating to the port city. JI deputy chief Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, was also present.
Liaqat Baloch recalled that the APC held in London had in its joint declaration, which stated that the parties would not have any ties with the MQM nor would they keep silent on the crimes of any party. He said this was the time to immediately implement this part of the London declaration.
The JI Secretary General said that the MQM was not a political party, it was a fascist group. He said that unfortunately, the PPP and the PML patronized the MQM to prolong their rule due to which the city of lights turned into city of darkness as dozens of people were gunned down daily.
He said it was high time that both these parties did not yield to MQM’s blackmailing and took every possible step to save the port city.
Liaqat Baloch said that the list of the MQM’s crimes was very long as it had been holding the port city as hostage for the last 25 years.
He demanded that the general public be informed of the enquiry reports of the killings in Karachi on the arrival of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry besides the killings on 12th of Rabiul Awwal, the tenth of Muharram, the Soldier Bazar and the timber market tragedies.
Liaqat Baloch said that enquiry into all cases of extortion, target killing and dead bodies stuffed in gunny bags, led to the MQM. He noted that known MQM terrorist Ajmal Pahari and others had confessed of having received training in India.