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MQM’s token walkout against killing of its members,Daily Times

 Date: 6/20/2012   Views:3614    Source: Daily Times

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a token walkout from the Sindh Assembly (SA) session here on Tuesday to protest against the killing of its members and sympathisers. Before walkout, MQM Deputy Parliamentary Leader Faisal Sabzwari said that the series of gunny bag-packed bodies founding was continued and if it continued for more time, then people would loose their patience and made their decisions on their own, which would turn the situation from bad to worst. He demanded that culprit should be considered as culprit. He further said people were stating that raids were being conducted at selected areas in the city. He made it clear that a large number of raids were conducted around the MQM headquarter and two decades ago, a raid had also been conducted at Nine Zero. He raised the question what should they reply people over killing of innocents. MQM legislator Raza Haroon also backed Sabzwari and said that they couldn’t receive corpses on daily basis and also could not sustain the situation any more. He said a number of people and even law enforcement agencies were held hostage by criminal elements. He expressed his disappointment and said that their protests and walkouts went in vain and now they couldn’t tolerate the situation any more. Later, talking to media outside SA, Sabzwari said that they were protesting against the series of MQM workers killing. He said that they had walked out from the assembly on June 14 against killing of a brother of MQM legislator, wrote a letter to Sindh chief minister over killing of traders and extortion menace in the city on June 15, registered our protest on June 18 before interior department against terrorism incident in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and now today they walked out in protest against abduction and then killing of our three activists by Lyari gang-war. He aid that despite all their protests, their abducted workers were not recovered and they received their bullet riddled bodies. He said that though they were with the government, they were also responsible before masses. He said now people ask us if it was punishment of democracy. To a question, he said that they only demand from the government for peace, but not for any ministry. He warned that such token strikes would be converted into strong protest, if situation remained same. staff report