Karachi, Oct 13 : More than 400,000 Afghan nationals have arrived in Karachi, fully equipped with latest automatic weapons, MQM (Muttahidda Qaumi Movement) chief Altaf Hussain has claimed.
"These intruders have entered the city with an intention to occupy the whole of Sindh but the MQM is determined to oppose the Taliban, Al Qaeda and other jihadi elements and religious extremists," the Daily Times quoted Hussain as saying in London.
Condemning suicide bombers, he said that their actions had defamed Islam worldwide.
He said that MQM workers would defend the citizens of Karachi against the 400,000 Afghans and Taliban in accordance with the United Nations Charter and the shariah.
Altaf has been staying in self-imposed exile in London for over 16 years. He faces arrest in a case related to the murder of former Sindh Governor Hakeem Muhammed Saeed, in which nine other MQM members were sentenced to death. He has also been accused of being involved in the kidnapping and torture of a Pakistan Army Major in 1991.