KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Farooq Sattar has said their party would not make political alliance with any party before elections.

Talking to media‚ he urged all political parties to develop a consensus to face challenges of sectarianism‚ poverty and terrorism. He said MQM’s preference is to remove feudalism from the country. He said youth of the country could play a strong role for bringing change in Pakistan.

Sattar said the country is facing myriad threats to its existence, adding the network of industries will have to be spread. He said the masses are paying up the taxes for 65 years now, adding the transparent elections should take place in the country.

He added it is now up to the public to decide if they want freedom from the black English-speaking people. The MQM leader noted the young generation will have to play their vital role for the country, as law and order and improvement of economy are great challenges in Balochistan.  The provision of small loans may be helpful making progress, he added.

Meanwhile, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM Coordination Committee has condemned the harassment of the party candidates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwah by police and local administration and demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan EPC to take notice in this regard. In a statement on Sunday, the MQM said the candidates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwah were being threatened and intimidated at the behest of the influential people. It further said that police have raided the house of Gulfaraz Khan Khattak in Kohat.

It demanded President Asif Zardari, Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso and the ECP to take notice of the unwarranted raid on the house of Khattak. It urged them to stop the violation of the electoral code of conduct by stopping all forms of harassment, threats and intimidations against the MQM candidates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwah.