IJT students to move SC against MQM

LAHORE, Sept 19: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) nazim of Punjab University (PU) said on Tuesday that about 6,000 students would file a petition in the Supreme Court against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for allegedly killing 12 IJT students in Karachi. The rivalry between the IJT and MQM has poured into Punjab after the killings.

In a press statement, the nazim said the IJT would protest against the MQM outside the President's House. IJT students would also march on The Mall in October against MQM's terrorism in Karachi, he added. He said, "The MQM is an ally of the government and President Pervez Musharraf is its patron-in-chief." IJT information secretary Hafiz Usman said the IJT would hold press conferences at its divisional headquarters on September 20 and rally against the MQM on September 25. He said a white paper on the MQM's activities had been given to the people.

Ali Buttar, an official of MQM's Punjab information cell, said the MQM would 'remove the existence' of the IJT and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) from the Punjab. The party would initiate a campaign against the dual standards of the IJT and JI, he added. He said the MQM would launch the All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organisation (APMSO) in the PU to counter the IJT. Buttar said the MQM would nominate its candidates against JI's candidates in the city. He said the IJT was afraid of MQM's popularity and had tried to spoil MQM's image in the province. Daily Times



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