MQM chief Altaf Hussain's call for martial rule exposed party's 'fascist' face: WSC

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London, Aug.25 (ANI): Criticising Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's call for martial law in Pakistan, the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) has said the leader's statement has exposed the MQM's fascist nature.

A statement issued by the WSC here stated that the MQM has always flourished under the patronage of military regimes and finds it more comfortable to work in collaboration with military dictatorships.

"MQM was established by military dictator Ziaul Haq, which was an extension and continuity of Al-Shams and Al-Badar under new situation, circumstances and slogans," the WCS, which is one of the most prominent human rights advocacy organizations for Sindhi people in the world, said.

It also pointed out that Hussain's demand for martial law was aimed at stopping the rehabilitation of Sindhi people, particularly in Karachi and other urban areas.

In his telephonic address from London, Hussain, whose party is offering support to the Pakistan People's Party-led government through 25 members of the National Assembly, had urged "patriotic generals to initiate martial law-like steps against feudal politicians and former generals who disgraced the army institution during the Soviet-Afghan war".

Hussain said that his party would support steps similar to martial law against "corrupt politicians" to weed out the menace of corruption triggering talks of another military coup.

The MQM's call has come at a time when both President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are facing severe criticism for their slow reaction to the devastating deluge, which has affected nearly 20 million people in the country. (ANI)

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