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MQM chief Altaf Hussain. — File Photo

KARACHI: Following a statement from Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, the party’s Rabita Committee also assailed the government for carving out strategy of conducting ‘1992 style operation in Karachi’, DawnNews reported.

The MQM committee, in a statement issued late on Monday, said that with ‘a federal minister’ around, President Asif Ali Zardari and the government did not need any other ‘enemy.’

It said that instead of taking action against banned religious groups, which it said, were trying to create Shia-Sunni rift, this federal minister is talking about deweaponisation of Karachi.

The statement added that passing a resolution to deweaponise the city was worth mentioning.

Earlier on Monday, a resolution was passed in the Senate asking the government to deweaponise Karachi in view of the prevailing law and order situation in the metropolis.

The MQM statement also asked why the resolution only called for clearing Karachi of weapons. And why not rest of the country?

MQM chief Altaf Hussain, while speaking to party workers in Lahore and Rawalpindi, also said that conspiracies were being hatched against the party to start another operation similar to the one conducted in 1992.