KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) in collaboration with Defence Clifton Residence Committee on Sunday staged a peace rally in Karachi.
Participated by a large number of people including women holding Pakistani flags, the rally marched on streets, raising slogans for bringing peace in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.
The rally started from Bin Qasim Park and ended at Teen Talwar Roundabout.
Speaking to the rally, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar said Karachiites by participating in the peace rally have rejected criminals and extortionists. He said Karachi needs a lasting peace, which is also imperative for the propensity and progress of the whole country.
He expressed concerns on Talibanisation in the city and demanded stern action against the extremist elements.
Sattar said the citizens of the metropolis have to show the spirit of owing this city and safeguarding its interests. He said Muttahida Quami Movement in the leadership of Altaf Hussain would continue to strive for the peace and prosperity of Karachi and its citizens.
Other MQM leaders also spoke on the occasion. Later, the rally participants dispersed peacefully.