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Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Farooq Sattar.—File Photo

KARACHI: Citing the enduring political scenario in Punjab, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday said that the country was being put at stake due to struggle for power in the province, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to a ceremony arranged by the party, he asked religious and political leaders of the country as why they are silent over display of weapons during recently held by-polls in Punjab when they do not get tired of raising their voices over the same issue in Karachi, calling for door-to-door searches and military operations.

The deputy convener of the party’s Rabita Committee also criticised the Supreme Court for not taking a suo motu notice over the matter.

Sattar said the court had taken suo motu notices on unrest and delimitation of constituencies in Karachi. However, he asked, why the courts are quite over an open display of weapons and force during the by-polls, which was gross violations of Election Commission of Pakistan’s code of conduct.

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