KARACHI - Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has said that the raid conducted by the Rangers at the MQM headquarter - Nine-Zero - was executed with the blessing of Prime Minister, Interior federal Minister and Sindh Chief Minister.

“The process of dismantling MQM began from March 11 when wanted criminals were brought to Nine-Zero and portrayed as they were arrested from there. MQM chief warned that discriminatory attitude with MQM can plunge the country into civil war. He expressed these views in his late night address at party headquarters Nine-Zero. MQM chief on the occasion presented the frequently rumored Minus-Altaf formula which party workers rejected by raising slogans in his favor.

Speaking on the occasion MQM Chief said that the raids on MQM headquarter was a conspiracy to finish the party but the dreams of those who want to finish the MQM would never come true. One of the Rangers official said that MQM`s Amir Khan was a guest and the very second day Amir Khan was produced before a court like a war criminal.

He said MQM had repeatedly expressed reservation regarding the law enforcement agencies action against the party in the guise of targeted operation. He said that PM Nawaz announced to form monitoring committee to oversee the operation which was not established yet. He further urged PM and federal interior minister not to issue anti-MQM statements.

Criticising PTI chairman Imran Khan, Altaf said that PTI workers celebrated the raid at Nine Zero. He said other party leaders’ residents were never raided to arrest Gullu Butts while authorities also remained silent when Imran released arrested PTI activists from Police custody. A video was also shown during the speech showing PTI chairman using offensive language against Pak-army generals.

Talking about the prevailing situation in Middle East, MQM chief said that the international situation was changing while Pakistan should play its role in resolving the issue through dialogues.

MQM chief told that the he has talked to PPP co-chairman and has explained his viewpoint that Saudi-Yemen issue shall be dealt with dialogues and Pakistan should not interfere in others wars. During the conversation they agreed to take decision only in the interest of the country while MQM chief suggested to call All Parties Conference (APC) immediately to discuss and decide the issue of Pakistan`s involvement in Saudia  Araiba war.