Altaf Hussain urges all ethnic groups to join hands for Sindh’s independence

Altaf Hussain, Founder and Leader Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM). (Photo: News Intervention)
Altaf Hussain, Founder and Leader Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM). (Photo: News Intervention)

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) founder and Sindh’s mass leader Altaf Hussain exhorted Sindhis to set aside their linguistic differences and form a united front for Sindh’s independence struggle against Pakistan. Hussain said that the devilish Pakistan Army has pawned natural resources, human rights and future of oppressed Mohajirs, Sindhi, Baloch and Pashtuns to China.

“This army (Pakistan Army) has agreed to place Sindh, and Balochistan under planned occupation of China under the pretext of CPEC,” Altaf Hussain said during his address to Sindhis that was broadcast live on various social media platforms and was watched by thousands of people.

Hussain explained that Pakistan has become bankrupt and insolvent. “The country’s economy has collapsed and is devastated. The United States, United Kingdom, IMF and other donor agencies are no longer assisting this failed state of Pakistan. The country is facing acute crises of electricity, gas, oil and petrol.”

Altaf Hussain clarified that Sindh and Balochistan have been fraudulently made a part of CPEC and sold to China by Pakistan. “The youth have understood as to how this devil Pakistani establishment crushes them, causes riots and conspires to turn each ethnic group to become enemy of the other. Fight and rule, fight and capture is the agenda of this demonic and terror-sponsoring state held hostage by this demonic army,” Hussain said without mincing his words.

“I swear by Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Shah Latif Bhitai and Sain G.M. Syed that no matter how hard the Pakistan Army tries through its agents, I will not allow the division between Sindhis and Mohajirs.”

Challenging the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on its claim over Sindh, Altaf Hussain said that PPP leaders talk about Sindh but they have gifted Sindh’s land to the generals of Pakistan Army. “The (Pakistan) Army has control over Sindh’s power, gas, oil, coal and all other resources. We will take back each inch of Sindh’s land from the occupiers and free Sindh from the slavery of Punjab.”

The MQM founder also came down heavily on the imposters who while pretending to be on the side of Mohajirs had actually betrayed the rights of Mohajirs. “These traitors pleaded in the Sindh Assembly to punish MQM founder with capital punishment under Article 6 of the constitution. They openly asserted that they are not Mohajirs. On 22 August they had declared their disassociation with the founder of the movement,” said Altaf Hussain and asked if traitors and puppets of army such as Farooq Sattar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Aamir Khan, Afaq Ahmad and Mustafa Kamal got fame on their own or due to the MQM movement?

Hussain said that Pakistani regime introduced Zulfikar Ali Bhutto into politics and through him introduced measures like linguistic bill and quota system in Sindh so that Mohajirs could be crushed through it and the people of Sindh could be divided on urban and rural basis.

Addressing the Mohajirs, Hussain said that if anyone utters the word “Mohajir”, then you shouldn’t condemn it because that is what the whole world says and this is our ethnic identity. “Mohajirs can’t go back to India. Sain G.M. Syed had also migrated from Arab but he made Sindh his homeland and fought for her independence all his life. Altaf Hussain also came from India but today he stands like a rock for the independence of Sindh.”

Hussain further added that the people of Sindh have come to the conclusion that Sindh cannot get its legitimate right while being a part of Pakistan. “Sindh’s independence is now the dream of every child of Sindh and every son of Sindh is struggling to realise this dream.”

“We do not hate Punjabis, Pakhtuns and Kashmiris living in Sindh; we do not want to exclude them from the “Democratic Republic of Sindh”, but they also need to raise their voice for the rights and interests of Sindh while living in Sindh,” exhorted Altaf Hussain during his address.

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