Pervez Musharraf asks Karachiites to get rid of leaders who make them fight
KARACHI: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief and former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said masses should do away with the leaders who made them fight each other, ARY News reported.
“The fate of Karachi is not bloodied with killing or being killed. Everybody should get united and become Pakistanis,” he said addressing a public rally at Liaquatabad Flyover through video call.
Making people understand to live with co-existence, he said people from different ethnicities including Punjabi, Gujrati, Pathan and Bengali lived in the megapolis and whoever was living in Karachi he belonged to the city.
“I am proud to be Muhajir but it does not mean that I am associated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The name of MQM has been defiled. The MQM caused great damage to our young generation,” he said.
The APML chief said political leaders used to supply arms and ammunition to the nation. The MQM and the Awami National Party would give people weapons and make them fight each other, he added.
“Whether I will be victorious or not, but I want to bring fundamental change in the mechanism of politics,” he said demanding from the people to desert the politicians supporting killing in the city.
Musharraf remorsed that the well-educated and learned people that migrated from India to Pakistan were going illiterate.
He asked people to support him in his cause to take the nation to the right path.
“I want to lead all the different nations living in Karachi on the way of development. I want to see peace, unity and brotherhood in Karachi and all over Pakistan.
“The division has badly damaged us,” he said.
The ex-president said it was upon the residents of Karachi to decide what course of life they wanted to live.
“There are two options; one to live at peace and with harmony and the other to carry out bloodshed in the city.”