MQM chief invokes judges, army generals to resolve petrol crisis


Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chairman Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the petrol crisis in the country and said that the government showed “serious incompetency” regarding the issue.

In a statement issued from London Secretariat, the MQM chief said that judges of premier courts and army generals should do their part to resolve the crisis. He said that Karachi is a financial hub of the country and “to save Karachi means to save Pakistan”. He demanded that peace be maintained across the country and “the terrorists should not be allowed to spread terror or kill innocent citizens”.

Hussain also condemned the incidents of targeted killings in Karachi, saying that the Sindh government has totally failed to provide security and protection to the people. He reiterated that the prime minister should request the president to impose martial law in Sindh to eliminate terrorism and targeted killings, especially in Karachi.

He said that the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited US and UK to present Pakistan’s case regarding war against terror while the prime minister visited the Saudi king merely to enquire about the monarch’s health. The visits of COAS General Raheel were in favour of Pakistan, said Altaf.

He accused the Sindh government of supporting criminal elements and said it was on the record that Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP’s) former provincial home minister distributed 300,000 arms licenses to members of banned outfit People’s Amn Committee in Lyari for use against unarmed civilians.

He said that whenever PPP was in power in Sindh, the lives of the people of urban areas turned miserable, adding that innocent civilians were killed during all tenures of the PPP government, including the present tenure.