Karachi - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik has said that banned outfits are carrying out terrorist activities in Karachi and situation being serious requires action against Taliban for restoration of the peace.
Talking to media representatives at Karachi international airport on Sunday, Malik urged Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to withdraw ultimatum given to the government to recover its missing worker, holding Taliban responsible for Karachi bloodshed. He said he would visit MQM headquarters Nine-Zero to condole the tragic death of Muttahida workers.
“No one wants MQM workers to be killed. A committee has been established to investigate the incident. MQM chief Altaf Hussain has always cooperated with the PPP. We will not leave MQM alone at this time,” he added. He said PPP leadership’s statements regarding protest by MQM had been projected out of context. PPP leaders had appealed MQM to call off a protest drive likely to be launched over government’s failure in tracing the whereabouts of the missing workers. Talking about the plainclothesmen activities and extrajudicial killing, Malik declared that Taliban militants were behind this violent crime. He further added that Taliban had said that they would continue their activities in Karachi while a decisive action against the terrorists was the need of the hour to restore the peace in Karachi.
Criticising Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri, Malik said, “We know about the helpers of the Qadri, staging protest is the democratic right of every one but it should not harm the democracy”. “Qadri is a good debater, let us see what he will do on the field of the politics,” he added.