KARACHI – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Sunday observed the 22nd anniversary of the Pakka Qila operation paying rich tributes to its martyred party workers. Fateha was offered for the martyred workers at special ceremonies organised across the country by the MQM.The main gathering was held at Lal Qila ground in Azizabad, in which MQM Coordination Committee deputy onveners Anis Ahmed Kaimkhani and Dr Nusrat Shoukat and other committee members, MNAs, MPAs, senators, office-bearers of various wings of the MQM and workers participated. Special prayers were offered for the martyrs of the Pakka Qila tragedy.Altaf pays tribute to party martyrs: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Pakka Qila incident, saying that their sacrifices would not go in vain. In a message on the 22nd anniversary of the Pakka Qila tragedy, Altaf said the Haq Parast martyrs were an invaluable asset to the MQM. “They strengthened the party by refusing to bow before the forces of evil and laying down their lives for the truth and justice.” Altaf further said the historic achievements of the MQM were because of the immense sacrifices rendered by its martyred party workers. He vowed that the MQM would carry out its mission, for which its workers laid down their lives, paying glowing tributes to the martyrs.