KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar said on Sunday that all attempts to ambush his party under the cover of the delimitation of constituencies or voters lists would be foiled.“The party did not bow before any oppressive force in the past. And likewise, it would continue its struggle for the truth and justice,” averred the top MQM leader while addressing a large gathering at Jinnah Ground in Azizabad area on the occasion of the Martyrs’ Day, observed by the MQM each year on December 9.Sattar said that the proposed changing of electoral constituencies and verification of voters in Karachi alone was a conspiracy to subvert the mandate of the MQM. The struggle of the MQM, he added, was motivated by the welfare of the people of Pakistan instead of merely acquiring political power. "Back in the day, we were subjected to a state-backed military operation. At least 15,000 of our workers were martyred in cold blood. It seems aim has once again been taken at us. This time they want to rob us of our vote bank," asserted a charged Sattar, while adding, “Even today, it is our firm resolve that we would not surrender before forces of oppression and continue with our struggle.”He said it was so highly unfortunate that not a single murderer ever saw the face of the court, let alone conviction or sentencing. He demanded the rulers to take all those to the gallows who had the blood of MQM martyrs on their hands.“MQM workers are all set to thwart all the conspiracies being hatched against their party,” Sattar said as he paid glowing tributes to the party martyrs. Speaking on the occasion, MQM’s Raza Haroon said that leaders like Altaf Hussain were not born every day. “We pay tribute to our martyrs and resolve that we would not let the immortal sacrifices rendered by our martyrs to go in vain.”Meanwhile, senior poet, Rasa Chughtai, has said that “mushaira is a reflection of our society and an old practice of this region”.He was speaking at the 5th International Urdu Conference on Sunday at Arts Council of Pakistan. The conference, organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan, was held with a theme that languages cannot be confined to boundaries and hence there is no need to label Urdu literature as Pakistani or Hindustani. He praised the poetry-listening stamina the citizens, and said that Karachiites know the art of praising the poets on their works. A large number of literary figures were also present on the occasion.