Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has accused the country’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, of “butchering” members of Pashtoon community like animals.
Party’s founder Altaf Hussain made this remark days after Pakistan witnessed a huge protest rally in Peshawar, wherein Pashtoon community demanded from authorities to release members of their community who have been “illegally” arrested.
Speaking on the party’s 34th foundation day in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently, Hussain lambasted the military establishment for imposing stratocracy in Pakistan and said the same has launched a witch hunt against his party.
“MQM wants real democracy in Pakistan and wants to eliminate the stratocracy imposed by the military Junta from Pakistan,” he said during the event, which was also attended by Secretary General Solly Mapaila of the South African Communist Party.
The sly cabal of the military junta and corrupt feuds of the country have launched a genocidal military operation against MQM so as to silence their sole struggle for the oppressed nations in Pakistan, Hussain said.
Hussain, who lives in self-imposed exile, further accused Pakistani state of enforced disappearances of about thousand workers of MQM in Karachi.
He said, “58 have been extra-judicially executed and over 10,000 are in arbitrary detention without access to any due process and the culprit is Pakistan’s military and intelligence agency the Islamic State”.
He also highlighted the abduction of MQM’d deputy convener Dr. Hassan Zafar Arif and blamed Pakistan military for not allowing the media to publish or telecast Hussain’s speech and statement and barring the public to have a telephone conversation with him.
On the occasion, Hussain also sought the assistance of Mapaila to bring justice to Mohajirs (immigrants from India).
He also said the MQM assures education and health facilities for all the ethnic groups including Seraikis, Pashtoons, Balouchs, Kashmiris, and Hazarwals.