IJT attacked MQM at KU: Farooq Sattar
KARACHI, Sept 14: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement
(MQM) has blamed the Jamaat-e-Islami's (JI) student wing for the attack on its
student wing's gathering at the University of Karachi on Wednesday.
Farooq Sattar, deputy convenor of the MQM's Rabita Committee, also condemned the
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the JI
for thrashing a federal minister in Chakwal.
The federal minister, Iqbal
Mohammad Ali Khan, who belongs to the MQM was attacked in Chakwal (Punjab).
"The members of the APMSO were observing Peace Day on Wednesday when the
Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) members attacked them on the university's premises,"
said Sattar at a press conference here.
He identified the armed men of
the IJT as Noman Burni, Furqanullah, Sanaullah and Farooq who led dozens of
activists and attacked the students with sticks and chairs. They also pelted the
gathering with stones.
Provincial minister Rauf Siddiqui and
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Nazim Wasay Jalil and Naib Nazim Shoaib Akhtar were
scheduled to speak to the students. They were cutting a cake to mark the
birthday of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.
The attack sparked a stampede.
Sattar said that Mehwish, a student of the International Relations Department,
was seriously injured and admitted to Liaquat National Hospital (LNH). Danish
Shamim of Mass Communication and S M Ali Raza of Economics and Kamran of
Sociology and many other students were injured. They were rushed to LNH and
Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
"On Thursday, the APMSO's members Furqan and
Yousuf were kidnapped from Urdu University," the MQM leader added. He said that
the MQM and APMSO did not react because it could cost students a smooth academic
"We demand that President Musharraf, the prime minister, governor
and chief minister take notice of the attacks on the peaceful members of the
APMSO and order action against the culprits," he urged.
He said that the
federal minister was a guest at a ceremony at the press club in Chakwal where he
was attacked. Journalists had lodged a case there.
He said that a case
was lodged with the Mobina Town Police Station for the attack on students at
APP adds: Provincial Minister for Culture and
Tourism Rauf Siddiqi denied Thursday the allegations put forth by the Islami
Jamiat TUlaba (IJT), alleging that outsiderS of the MQM, led by him, attacked
the IJT's Adult Education Programme at the University of Karachi with iron bars
and sticks, injuring a number of workers.
The minister criticized the IJT
for this report and described it as baseless and concocted and said that the IJT
will be issued a notice for legal action. He said that their propaganda will be
challenged in court and that lawyers have been contacted. He called for a
clarification from the IJT in three days and warned that if concocted reports
are published in the future should legal action will be taken. Daily Times
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