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Altaf urges army to help people

KARACHI: Reiterating his position that the country needs a similar revolution to the French Revolution, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has asked the Pakistani military and "the country of creation" to support the masses, "said they are required to make a change "to eliminate corruption and the feudal system.

He said his party would lead the revolution that was knocked on the door in the country and not allow "corrupt politicians and feudal lords" to leave the country with looted wealth. He said in his speech on the phone from London at the opening ceremony of the MQM chief Anis Ahmed Kaimkhani book "Mera Quaid" at the party headquarters here Thursday. Mr Hussain said that rising prices, poverty, hunger and misery for millions of people affected by flooding who live without shelter and food would force the masses to take to the streets and start a revolution that nobody dared to stop. The maintenance of that person, including large and powerful armies could stop people to create change, he asked the army and "business support" of the masses. He urged people to be ready to start an online revolution with the French Revolution.

Mr Hussain said that the MQM would lead the revolution and would not allow corrupt political leaders and feudal lords to escape the country. “The MQM will get back the looted wealth from them in the national exchequer.”

He said that the corrupt elements would be hanged publicly so that no one could ever dare to loot the public exchequer.

Referring to his recent speech in which he called upon the “patriotic generals” to take a “martial law like action” to weed out corruption from the country, he said all looters and corrupts had ganged up against him to demand the registration of a sedation case to try him for violating Article 6 of the Constitution.

Mr Hussain said that he was not afraid of the registration of any case under Article 6 of the Constitution and urged the people not get worried since he had no fear.

About Mr Kaimkhani’s book, he appreciated his efforts and asked the party workers to follow him and write their experience during their struggle.

Donation of five

thousand pounds

Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has donated an additional sum of five thousand pounds to the flood-hit people of the country, the PPI adds.

He made the donation during a telethon on a private TV channel to a welfare organisation, Society for Unwell and Needy (SUN).

Mr Hussain’s daughter Afza Altaf also donated two hundred pounds from her pocket money.

This amount is in addition to the Rs5 million that Mr Hussain has already deposited in a fund for the flood-affected people.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the country was facing the worst disaster of its history and millions of people were rendered homeless during the floods.

He said it was not possible for the government alone to meet such a huge challenge and appealed to all Pakistanis to come forward to help their brothers in need.

He asked the people not to send any gift to him on Eid and donate the money in the fund for flood-affected people.

Birthday celebrations cancelled

The Coordination Committee of the MQM has cancelled all birthday celebrations of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in view of the flood situation in the country on the instruction of Mr Hussain.

In a statement, the committee has asked all workers of the MQM because of the devastation of flooding, the MQM leader had asked workers instead of cutting the cake to make and send gifts to the International Secretariat of the Party money should be returned to Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation for relief work. The Committee asked staff and the public to offer special prayers for Mr Hussain, 17 September (his birthday) for the health and longevity.

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