Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar said a national consensus policy should be formulated against terrorism as even Muttahida’s assembly members are insecure in the city.
Addressing a press conference at Nine Zero, Sattar said gunshots were fired at his cavalcade during his visit to Bantwa Street, Mithadar. He barely ran for safety, the MQM leader said. “I went there to meet the traders and people but I was forced to retreat,” he commented. Farooq Sattar noted that saboteurs assaulted his motorcade in Mithadar on Saturday evening and he left his visit incomplete.
The Muttahida leader said the old city area had been left at the mercy of terrorists and bhatta mafia. They rule these areas and threaten the citizens to close their shops at 6pm.
The assassination of MQM’s MPA Sajid Qureshi indicates that security was meant for VIPs alone, he added.