Muttahida Quami Movement leader Altaf Hussain has appealed to Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri to maintain the march peaceful and does not cross the Zero-Point and enter into the red zone, in a statement on August 14.
In a statement issued from London Secretariat, he said that Governor Punjab, Governor Sindh and federal and provincial governments kept working on the resolution of the blockade issue and due to their efforts, the government allowed Dr Qadri to take out a peaceful long march. He said that the federal government showed maturity and wisdom to deal with the issue.
Now, it was the responsibility of PAT leaderships to revere those, who participated in the dialogue. He also appealed to the leadership and workers of PAT in the name of Allah and prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to make the long march peaceful and should not try to enter into the red zone.
Meanwhile, the federal government allowed PAT to take out a peaceful march after the intervention of Mr. Altaf Hussain, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar. It was observed yesterday that PAT was not allowed to take out a march and the blockades were erected in Model Town. Due to the reason, there was intense possibility of confrontation on the occasion of Independence Day.
MQM Chief contacted Governor Punjab and told him to do whatever to resolve the issue and asked the Punjab government to avoid possible confrontation. He suggested him to give PAT the permission to take out its march peacefully. He also contacted Governor Sindh and told him to play his role and convey his message to federal government and concerned authorities.
Later, Governor Punjab telephoned Mr Hussain and told him about the new developments regarding removal of blockade and approval for PAT march. He also appreciated MQM Chief for taking personal interest in the issue to resolve it with great wisdom and maturity.
Mr. Hussain thanked Governor Punjab for his efforts and said that the decision was really in the favour of the nation. He also appreciated Governor Sindh for his active role for defusing the issue and prayed for him to be rewarded by God.