MQM was subjected to the worst form of prejudice

London: April 20th, 2012 | Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that raising of different types of slogans in the country would be natural if a popular political party was subjected to the worst form of prejudice and discrimination. He said that the MQM was the only party in the country against which prejudicial propaganda was done in the highest degree in order to keep the people the country away from the revolutionary ideology and philosophy of the MQM.

Mr Hussain said that national awards are given each year to the people who have shown outstanding performance in their fields of work but regretted that the MQM representatives were prejudiced against and ignored.

Mr Hussain said that former City Nazim of Karachi was included in the list of three best mayors in the world by a board comprising highly qualified people, but it was the height of prejudice that no reception, lunch or dinner was given in his honour by the government for bringing glory and fame to Pakistan.

Mr Hussain regretted that the people preparing the list of names for awarding the national awards could not see the face of Mustafa Kamal because their eyes are blindfolded with prejudice.

Mr Hussain complimented the impartial anchor persons who had taken interviews of Mustafa Kamal and praised him for his efforts. He added that most of the media houses chose not to honour Mustafa Kamal for his achievements.

Mr Hussain said that Mustafa Kamal was praised for his development works by the Chief Justice of Pakistan and other honourable judges of the Supreme Court, but most of the writers could not come up with even a few words of praise for him.  

Mr Hussain said that Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad was the longest serving governor in the country, and everyone was happy with his performance but Governor Ebad was also deprived of national honours.  

Mr Hussain said that the MQM had a majority in the Sindh Assembly in 1997, but the office of the chief minister was denied to the MQM on pretext or another. He asked if this was not a flagrant act of prejudice and discrimination.

Mr Hussain said that if the prejudicial treatment continues unabated and with undiminished intensity, then what could possibly happen in the country other than slogans of different types being raised by the people.