Altaf invites Army to save Pakistan
KARACHI: MQM founder Altaf Hussain on Monday said in a speech that he was inviting the Army to save Pakistan. He said he had never met the Army generals late night in the dark but was addressing them on a loudspeaker at a public meeting. He said those generals who will not support the feudal lords who had looted the national wealth will be declared patriotic generals.
Making a telephonic address from London at the 24th foundation day of the MQM Labour Division here on the Lal Qila grounds on Monday, the MQM founder called upon the “patriotic Army generals” to come on ground to save the oppressed people of this country, who are facing a severe economic crisis these days. He told the Army generals and policemen that time was running out, and they should support the masses and hold the feudal lords and those who had looted the national wealth accountable.
He said masses are at the moment looking towards the Army generals and that the Army will come forward to save them and the country.Stressing upon the Army generals, Altaf said if you can impose martial law in the country several times, then why these corrupt people cannot be held accountable. He further referred that all the time different people hold power from different political parties like a musical chair, now the Army generals should come forward and stop this game of musical chair of the PPP and PML-N for the sake of the masses.
He said the Army generals were fully aware that due to price hike people were committing suicide and selling their children, so the Army generals have to come forward to save the country. Altaf said he was seeking cooperation for the 98 percent people of Pakistan and said he would never accept those Army generals who would not support these 98 percent masses.
Altaf said he was not inviting the Army for martial law but urging them to come forward for the solidarity and integrity of Pakistan, and if they acted in a swift manner, then Pakistan will be saved. Altaf said the Army should think that poor people of this country got nothing in last 63 years except hunger, sky rocketing prices, suicides, thus, it was high time that Army generals came forward and did some practical work for the poor people of the country.
Altaf said he was today giving breaking news that the Boston Globe, USA, had published a story that the next mass upheaval will be in Pakistan after the masses protest started in Middle East. He said this report had also stated that the USA had always been pleased to support the elite class of Pakistan for its vested interests.
Referring to the revolution being witnessed these days in the Arab countries, he said this revolution had been only brought by armies, which extended support to the masses and defied the imperial rulers. He specially mentioned the situation of Karachi where petrol pumps were closed and masses took to the streets and said similar protests were seen all over the country, and these things could lead to revolution.
Altaf also asked the Army to see the situation in the Punjab where the PML-N had ousted the PPP. “This is not good for the country.” He further said that the PML-N leaders after getting the PPP ousted delivered speeches that gave colour of ethnic polarization.
He said at present, the country needs a political party that has brought middle class people to the corridors of the Parliament House. Referring to the World Cup, he said this was being held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and not in Pakistan, and this is just because we (Pakistanis) are involved in wrongdoings. He announced that if in the World Cup, Pakistan came out with flying colours, the MQM will give the national team a grand reception. Altaf demanded of the government that general amnesty be announced in Baloshistan and said it was heading towards separation.