‘Criminals leaving MQM should not be spared KARACHI: The Jamaat-i-Islami has criticised what it described as a ‘policy’ of targeting certain groups within the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and sparing others and observed that across-the-board accountability is the only option left for a durable peace in the city.
This was stated by JI Karachi chapter chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman on Sunday while inaugurating several party offices in Orangi Town, Surjani Town, SITE and Metroville areas in connection with the JI membership campaign.
“Mohajirs have become the most oppressed community in Pakistan as the so-called political leaders used them for their own interests,” he said and extended an invitation to what he described as “confused but loyal members of the MQM” to join the JI.
He said his party was the best choice for all those political workers who were not criminal.
The JI leader said that the people of Karachi had witnessed political games in past. “A clear discrimination in dealing with groups of the party has created doubts on intentions of those in the corridors of power.”
He said that criminal cases, if there were any, of those joining the Pak Sarzameen Party should not be quashed.
“How is it possible that people become clear at-once of all charges as they switch over to another group or a party from the MQM.”
Politics of favouritism would not be tolerated in Karachi, he added.
The JI leader said: “Cosmetic measures will do nothing in curbing terrorist elements under umbrellas of political parties.”