MQM-P stages gathering against Musharraf verdict.


KARACHI -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Sunday staged a public gathering in the city to oppose the special court decision against the former military ruler and president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Speaking to the gathering attended by a large number of party activists at Liaquatabad Flyover, the party Convener and Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui expressed dismay over decision against Musharraf and said that the decision was not only an insult towards an individual but an entire community who had migrated from India.

'Pervez Musharraf endangered his life for the country but the words used against him by the court were not only above the law but also against the teachings of Islam,' he said adding that the remarks against a member of the community representing urban centres of the province had once again raised eyebrows among the community that is already suppressed.

Siddiqui said that they had come out in large numbers against the decision to prove that they were not betrayers. 'The country is in debt of his services as he took reins of the country's affairs in 1999 when its economy was nose diving,' he said adding that the former ruler not only revived the economy but also provided a free space for media.

Khalid Maqbool said that the economy and media, however, remained under pressure during the...

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