People to declare jihad if terrorism not stopped, says MQM chief

Published November 24, 2013
MQM chief Altaf Hussain appealed to the government and all political and religious parties to declare the proscribed TTP, its direct and indirect supporters, and sympathisers as enemies of humanity worse than beasts.— File photo
MQM chief Altaf Hussain appealed to the government and all political and religious parties to declare the proscribed TTP, its direct and indirect supporters, and sympathisers as enemies of humanity worse than beasts.— File photo

KARACHI: Chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain said Saturday that if the government and armed forces of Pakistan failed to stop terrorism then citizens would be justified to declare jihad in order to defend themselves, DawnNews reported.

During a telephonic address to party's workers, Rabita Committee members and other leaders at the Nine Zero headquarters of the MQM, Altaf said that the government could neither stop drone attacks nor could it instruct for it.

Talking about the blasts in Karachi's Ancholi area a day earlier, he said that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had accepted responsibility for the attack and yet no Taliban sympathiser had protested against the explosions.

He further appealed to the government and all political and religious parties to declare the proscribed TTP, its direct and indirect supporters, and sympathisers as enemies of humanity and worse than beasts.

Altaf Hussain also appealed to Prime minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, political and religious parties to shun the politics of deceit and to inform the people of facts.

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