KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said that all the political forces should respect each other’s ideology.

Now is the time to resolve all the political issues through dialogues and mutual understanding, he said.

He was talking to All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) leader Barrister Ahmed Raza Kasuri via telephone on Friday. Both the leaders briefly discussed the current prevailing situation of the country.

Altaf said, “I wish that both sides should not use power in the current situation and settle their issues with maturity and wisdom.”  Kasuri praised the role of the MQM chief for resolving the PAT long march issue by contacting the Punjab government and the authorities concerned as there was intense possibility of confrontation.

Meanwhile, Senator Rehman Malik also called the MQM chief and appreciated his mediatory efforts to get permission for PAT march through mutual understanding from the PML-N government. 

Earlier, Altaf in a statement urged the PML-N and PTI workers to be peaceful and avoid attacking each other. Every party should respect other party’s ideology and political rights. “The opponents should avoid bloodshed during their protest.”


Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen leaders have said the party believes that the PML-N government and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are scared of the ‘Revolution’ March.

Speaking at a meeting at Wahdat House on Friday, they said Mughal emperors and other monarchs were the ideals of Nawaz Sharif. No democratic leader has ever been his ideal leaders. He is now acting like kings. They asked the government to desist from negative and undemocratic tactics of sabotaging the Revolution March. He warned that if Nawaz-led government opted violent methods and tried to launch crackdown on the supporters of the Revolution March then reaction from the masses would be deleterious for the rulers. They vowed that Pakistani nation would crush the terrorist’s elements at once and for all.


Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, patron-in-chief of Pakistan People’s Party, has condemned the terrorist attack on Samungli Airbase in Quetta. He salutes the security forces for foiling the nefarious plot of terrorists and eliminating them on the spot. In a press statement issued on Friday, he said following the Operation Zarb-e-Azb the terrorists were planning to attack on the security forces and security installations which should be dealt like it was handled in Quetta on Thursday. He appreciated the timely action by the brave security personnel who killed the fully armed terrorists and saved the key national installation from further losses.  Bilawal said his party stands for complete elimination of terrorists as terrorism and extremism were the basis of our problems from illiteracy to economic impediments.