In order to bring lasting peace to Karachi, Chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) urged Pashtuns and people from the Hazara community settled in the city for creating ethnic unity.
It was first-of-its-kind gathering namely “Paigham-e-Mohabbat” (a message of love) where the MQM chief addressed the rally and promoted the message of peace and love.
He said that elements those had conspired against Karachi by provoking Mohajir-Pashtun riots should see that both the communities stand united for one cause, the peace in the city.
He asserted that the two communities were important for each other, asking to the people living in the city to observe peace and not fight against each other. He also appealed to the Urdu speakers to protect the Pasthuns businessmen in their areas.
He stated that his party belonged to different ethnicities rather than just of the Urdu-speaking people, saying that Pashtuns and Mohajir are brothers. This public gathering gave a message of harmony and brotherhood to the world, he added.
The MQM chief noted, “The message of this gathering is nothing but love and solidarity among the oppressed and downtrodden people who have been deprived of their basic rights”.
In his view, the unity and harmony among different ethnicities was necessary for peace in Karachi.
He said, “Promise me you’ll not fight from today onwards. The ethnicities will have to take a pledge that they would give “their blood to protect each other. Look at this huge gathering and see how the Pushtuns like and respect their Urdu-speaking brothers and Altaf Hussain’s party”.
He insisted the gathering not to fight anymore under any circumstance against each other. He demanded of the federal and provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to create job opportunities by establishing new industries.
He was of the opinion that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have given immense sacrifices for the country but their areas are deprived of education and other basic facilities.
In order to remove their sense of deprivation, the people of the province should be provided quality education and health facilities, he insisted.
He was of the opinion that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa come to Karachi due to lack of employment opportunities in their own areas.