MQM chief assures Asma Jahangir of full cooperation
21 June, 2012
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has telephoned the noted human rights activist Asma Jahangir and assured her of full co-operation, stating that MQM would stand by her in the difficult times and in her struggle for democracy and human rights in the country.
During the conversation on Wednesday, the MQM chief said that it was highly unfortunate to call the people, who were struggling for the stability of the country, survival of democracy and the basic human rights of the deprived people, traitors.
He expressed sorrow on Jahangir being called a traitor by certain elements, adding that MQM was also called a disloyal party for raising its voice for the rights of deprived people. Lately, Hussain Haqqani was also called a traitor and now the same allegation was being levelled against Jahangir. He termed it highly unfortunate for the country.
Referring to the death threats being given to Jahangir and banning her entry in the bar by some associations, he said that it was both undemocratic and unfortunate. More so for a lady who had offered immense sacrifices for human rights, independence of judiciary and civil liberties in the country and had suffered incarceration because of her selfless struggle.
Jahangir thanked Hussain for expressing sympathy and solidarity in difficult times and said that she was greatly encouraged by MQM's support.