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Monday, May 14, 2007

State terrorism by the MQM

Central President of the Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan Saturday blasted the Muhajir Qaumi Movement for resorting to violence and terrorism in Karachi during the visit of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry killing scores of innocent people including the ANP workers."We strongly condemn the state terrorism by the MQM in which our workers were also killed and injured," said the ANP president while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Bar Council led by president of the High Court Bar Association Latif Afridi. Besides others provincial ANP president Afrasiab Khattak was also present during the meeting.He said that the Sindh government had prevented Chief Justice of Pakistan from addressing a reception arranged in his honour by the Sindh High Court Bar Association. "Addressing a rally or reception is the right of every individual and stopping the chief justice from addressing the reception is clear violation of law," the ANP leader added.He said that MQM was not a political party rather it was group of terrorists and criminals. "President Musharraf has been trying to prolong his rule through this type of terrorist groups and corrupt people," he added.The ANP leader assured that the workers of his party would fully participate in the protest rallies being planned by the High Court Bar Association on Monday. "We will be always in the forefront in movement for ensuring rule of law in the country as we believe in rule of law," he said.He demanded that the government should hold investigation to fix the responsibility for the violence in Karachi. "The criminals and terrorists should be taken to task as this is the only way of ensuring rule of law in the country," he concluded.Statesman

Pakhtuns bleed as violence grips Karachi
KARACHI/PESHAWAR: The Port City of Karachi once again saw a bloody violence against Pakhtuns who were killed brutally by political party activists, some sources blamed MQM activists for their preplanned action against this poor community. The FrontierPost

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