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'I won't mind returning with 'military uniform on' to make Pakistan sovereign': Altaf

January 25, 2011 - Karachi

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said he will return to Pakistan clad in military uniform, if needed, for the sovereignty of the country.

In his telephonic address to the reinstated employees of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) at MQM's party headquarters Nine-Zero, Altaf said revolution had become the destiny of the country.

'It was unjust to render thousands of labourers jobless. This was the very reason that I directed Sindh Governor (Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan) not to flinch back on the issue, even if he has to sacrifice governorship for the purpose,' SAMAA TV quoted Altaf, as saying.

The MQM chief urged the nation to make itself accustomed to hard work, following the footsteps of Chinese people, so that it would not have to beg aid from so-called 'super power' countries.

Speaking on this occasion, he said: "If I have to come back to the country with military uniform on to make country sovereign, I will not mind it."

"The incidents of terrorism, killings and kidnapping for ransom are at their peak in Punjab, where life and property of the people is no longer secure," Altaf added.

He also proposed to the Pakistan Army 'to control the situation made worse by lawlessness, bad governance and rampant crimes'.

If Punjab's government is unable to deliver, then the federal government should rise up to give relief to the people by imposing 'martial law' in the province, the MQM chief added.


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