Addressing via telephone a crowd of thousands of MQM supporters and workers at its ‘Qaumi Yakjehti Jalsa’ (national unity meeting) here at Jinnah Ground near MQM Headquarters, he supported the idea of creation of more provinces in the country and proposed holding of a referendum on the issue.
“Creation of more provinces will only strengthen the country,” Altaf Hussain believed.
The MQM Chief said: “MQM is not in favor of a bloody revolution but it would be impossible to stop the people if atrocities continued unabated.”
“The manifesto of MQM is the one present in Hujjat-ul-Wida sermon of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), who made it clear that nobody with fair complexion enjoyed any superiority to any dark skinned person,” Altaf Hussain claimed amid vociferous slogans by a massive crowd.
He said MQM is laced with weapons of love, brotherhood and harmony. “MQM has a gun that only applies ointment to wounds,” he added, asking the participants of today’s public meeting to testify that they were not forced to come at gunpoint.
The MQM Chief said the fervour visible in the participants of today’s meeting is comparable to the ardor seen during Pakistan movement.
“Islam, the religion of peace and harmony, is the religion of Pakistan; Islam is our basis while democracy is the building; positive points of socialism are its bricks and; its beauty comes from controlled capitalism and controlled privatization,” he pointed out.
Altaf Hussain left it up to the people of the country decide whether they want what he said ‘feudal system controlled by 2 percent population’ or ‘a literate system of 98 percent population’.
He said only a revolution would usher in an era in which those looting the country and orchestrating kidnappings for ransom are publicly hanged. “The properties of landlords and feudals will not be destroyed rather educational institutions and hospitals will be established there,” he said.
Altaf Hussain called upon the youth of Punjab to join hands with MQM and urged the ‘Army, Rangers and police to stand in support of the poor at the time of revolution.’ People would hug you with love, he added.
He no politician said anything when the US government demanded repatriation of its ‘citizen who murdered three youths’.
“Balochistan is also a part of Pakistan and talks should be held with the Baloch people instead of opening fire at them,” Altaf Hussain advised.
He sought support of students of Pakistan, saying ‘support your Altaf Bhai’.
The MQM Chief called for immediate eradication of extortion in Sindh or else ‘path of revolution will be adopted’.