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Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik shaking hand with MQM Chief Altaf Hussain prior to a meeting in London on Thursday. – Photo by Online

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to hold a rally here on Sunday in protest against the use of derogatory language against President Asif Ali Zardari by leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-N during a public meeting in Lahore on Friday.

The decision was taken by the MQM coordination committee at an emergency meeting held on Friday evening.

The meeting decided that a rally would be held on Sunday at Tibet Centre on M.A. Jinnah Road to express solidarity with the president.

Speaking to participants of the meeting, MQM chief Altaf Hussain condemned the use of derogatory language against President Zardari by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other speakers.

In a statement, the MQM chief said that the derogatory language could also harm the integrity of the country.