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MQM founder lashes Pakistani government, military

ANI/Big News Network
04 Jun 2020, 21:03 GMT+10

LONDON, UK - Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has appealed to the United States to stop civilian and military aid to Pakistan, in order to end what he describes as 'misery, agony and sufferings of minority people of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.'

In a letter addressed to the U.S. government, Hussain said, "Pakistan has occupied militarily three provinces of the country namely Sindh, Balochistan, KPK and the Gilgit-Baltistan region, and their barbaric and brutal repression is still going on."

"The time has come to ask your powerful decision-makers to stop civilian and military aid to Pakistan in order to end misery, agony and sufferings of the people of Sindh, Balochistan, KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan," the letter read.

Referring to the ongoing protests over the killing of African American man George Floyd in the U.S. state of Minnesota, Hussian said that U.S. administration officials are trying their level best to bring improvements in police excesses to promote harmony among the people and to eradicate racism through-out the USA.

"Protests in more than 50 cities, lawlessness and violence is unprecedented. For every misery, pain and suffering there are lessons to be learned for every peaceful and democratic member of the free world," Hussain said.

"But unfortunately, decision-makers of past and present U.S. administrations have persistently failed to understand the sufferings of the people of Pakistan and for one reason or other the Pakistani despotic regimes of past and present are being supported, ignoring the fact that they are the most racist and brutal in the world," he alleged.

Hussain, who is based in London did not mince his words, repeating allegations he has made in the past, many of which border on being more defamatory than factual.

For instance Hussain claims 'the Pakistan Army is the creator of Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and hundreds of other Jihadi outfits' where, he says, 'thousands of religious fanatics and terrorists are being trained as strategic assets of ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).' He also asserted that Pakistan's powerful military and its intelligence agencies 'under the camouflage of so-called democratic civilian government' is one of the most repressive in the world.

Despite all these 'realities' the U.S. administration and other international financial institutions including the World Bank and the IMF are the main financial supporters of Pakistan which is also known as the epicentre of all sorts of terrorism, Hussain alleged in the letter, without providing any basis for his claim. (ANI/Big News Network)

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