KARACHI  -  Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqqiqi chairman Afaq Ahmed has vowed to boost struggle against the genocide of Urdu-speaking population in the city and started making graffiti in various City areas. After a long period, an overnight graffiti comes into sight on Thursday in favour of MQM-Haqqiqi on the city’s walls, signifying the entry of Haqqiqi in their previous strongholds.It is worth mentioning here that MQM-H had already tried to regain its previously dominated areas just before the Elections 2013 but unable to maintained its position while armed clashes took several lives in Landhi and surrounding areas.The graffiti was appeared on the walls of the City’s busiest thoroughfares as well as the dominated areas of the MQM-H, including II Chundrigar Road, Sharah-e-Liaquat, MA Jinnah Road, Court Road, Landhi, Korangi, Lines Area, Super Highway and Northern Bypass. The graffiti reads, “Eliminate No-go areas from the City”, “GA Mohajir, GA Afaq” and others.Talking to The Nation, MQM-H chairman Afaq Ahmed said that the party had decided to start its political activities in the City and the aim of the graffiti was to show party presence.He added that since 11 years, our workers and sympathizers were unable to go homes. “Appearing of graffiti in party favour have boost up the morale of the party workers.” He said that the rival political party was responsible of the killing of innocent Urdu-speaking people in various areas of the city. He added that MQM owned the killing of its workers but several innocent Urdu-speaking people have been killed because of MQM warfare continued in the City. Sources privy to the matter pointed out that the recent tension between the MQM and Haqqiqi geared up after the killing of two Haqqiqi workers last week in Karbala Ground, Landhi. Both were abducted and taken to the Karbala Ground where gunmen shot them and fled.Area police when contacted said that a disciplinary institution made a phone call and informed about the bodies lying in the ground. On the other side, Haqqiqi alleged MQM for killing its workers. It is pertinent to mention here that MQM and Haqqiqi were getting close before the said incident which again boosted tension between the rival political parties.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 05-Jul-2013 here.