Thousands of people gathered at the Jinnah Park in Karachi to express their support against terrorism on Sunday July 6, 2014. They showed solidarity for the Pakistan armed forces engaged in the operation against terrorists in the North Waziristan region. When the Mutahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain saluted the Pakistan army, everyone in the rally stood up and saluted to recognize the sacrifices of army personals.
Altaf Hussain addressed the rally through a video link which had the representatives from almost every political party of the country . MQM leader said, “Today’s massive show proves that the entire nation is with the armed forces and stands behind them in the time of crisis.”
“If terrorists want to impose the Sharia, they should [do it] while remaining in the parameters of the Constitution”, said Altaf Hussain.
“They [terrorists] want to destroy the country while sowing the seeds of sectarian, ethnic and religious hatred”, Altaf Hussain further added.
When Altaf Hussain said “We stand with our courageous forces and we salute them,” everyone rose to salute the Pakistan armed forces.
Altaf Hussain demanded that all the abettors of (Rtd) General Parvaiz Musharraf should also face trials including those responsible for hijacking the plane in 1999. He was referring to the diversion of plane in which Musharraf was traveling.
Altaf Hussain said that he will give power to those who are honest, and don’t accept brides or kickbacks after the revolution in the country.
Altaf Hussain is on bail in London and being investigated for his alleged involvement in money laundering.
It was a demonstration of unity against terrorism in the country. People from opposition and ruling parties were gathered under one cause that was elimination of terrorism from Pakistan.