MQM a political group or gang of terrorists, asks intel report
* Fact sheet says party destructive instrument in Altaf Hussain’s hands
* Govt obligated to explain who turned Karachi into exclusive property
ISLAMABAD: Is the MQM a political group or a gang of terrorists, questions a joint investigation report prepared by intelligence and security agencies of the country into the targeted killings and lawlessness in Karachi, Sindh.
The report framed by the ISI, Interior Ministry, IB, Sindh Police, Special Branch and Pakistan Rangers in May 2009 was formally presented to the Senate chairman on Tuesday by ANP Information Secretary Zahid Khan.
“Who are these deserting rats, what do they want, how do they treat places like Kashmir, Pakistan and Karachi, why do they kill, why do they promise to send dead bodies, whom do they serve by heightening linguistic feelings, why do they target transformers and leave people to roast in heat, why do they burn transport facilities, why do they target security personnel, why do they torture people and pump bullets into public servants,” questions the 64-page report.
“Why did their (MQM) bullets take lives of SHOs Bahadur Ali and Imdad Khatian, DSP Bashir Ahmed Noorani, five relatives of DSP Nisar Khawaja, DSP Tanoli, SDM Muhammad Nawaz Khushk, journalist Muhammad Salahuddin, Azim Ahmed Tariq, Zohair Akram Nadeem, Pir Pagaro’s son-in-law Salim Malik, KESC Chairman Malik Shahid Hamid? And how a renowned scholar, chairman of the Hamdard Foundation and ex-Sindh governor Hakim Muhammad Saeed was killed,” the report further asks.
“It is a destructive instrument in the hands of its highly whimsical supremo, the one and only Altaf Hussain,” says the fact sheet on the MQM.
Exclusive property: The report said the government was obligated to explain who had turned Karachi, its citizens, its hospitals, parks, roads and avenues, storage houses, police stations and assembly houses into exclusive property; who were the people who never started a single development project in Karachi but did every thing to destroy the Karachi Municipal Corporation by controlling it during 1987-92 and the provincial government during 1990-92.
The report also mentions terrorism in Karachi on “Hitler’s footsteps”, “anti-state and anti-media activities of the MQM”, “its Indian connection” and the economical damage due to the party’s forced strikes. “But all this will require a review of the thoughts propagated by Hitler 65 years ago and the resemblance that Altaf has with the Nazi leader,” it added.
“The party’s first major action against political rivals came in the Pakistan Steel Mills in 1990 when a number of its men were kidnapped. They were taken to torture cells in Landhi and Korangi. Since then torture and murder of army officers, navy functionaries and a whole range of other people has become a routine,” said the report.
It added that the government has repeatedly asked the MQM to close its training camps …
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