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MQM not to participate in Qadri’s long march

Karachi : Deputy Convener of Muttahida Quami Movement’s Rabta Committee Dr. Farooq Sattar said his party will not participate in the long march being taken out by Minhajul Quran International.

Addressing a news conference here in Karachi, he said the party will continue to morally support the renowned religious leader Dr. Tahirul Qadri but it will not practically attend the January 14th long march.

Farooq Sattar cited security concerns as the basis of the recent decision not to partake in the Minhajul Quran’s sit-in the federal capital being held in exclusive demand for the electoral reforms.

Dr. Farooq Sattar said the party has already formally conveyed to Dr. Tahirul Qadri the decision which has been endorsed by the party chief Altaf Hussain.

The MQM leader said there are immense security threats to the long march, moreover, Dr. Tahirul Qadri will unveil the ways in which the long march is being hampered.