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Monday, May 14, 2007

MQM a mercenary force

Karachi killings threat to national security
PESHAWAR: NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani on Saturday condemned clashes in Karachi that resulted in the killing of at least 30 people. In a statement issued here, Durrani expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the clashes and sympathised with the bereaved families. He said that violence in Karachi was a threat to national security. Meanwhile, the ANP called the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) a mercenary force and warned that the party would “react” to the killing of Pukhtoons in Karachi. “Today, what the MQM has done in Karachi is what a mercenary force is all about,” ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan told a press conference.