NA adopts MQM's resolution to deweaponise Pakistan
[Dawn] Despite resistance from ruling coalition members and the main opposition party, the National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for steps to deweaponise the entire country.
The resolution, tabled in the NA by Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar, was opposed by the Awami National Party (ANP), the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
(JUI) and the Pakistain Mohammedan League (PML-N).
Sattar said that criminals and gun-hung tough guys have disrupted peace in Pakistain, thus must be taken to deweaponise the entire country.
The Pakistain People's Party's (PPP) Minister for Religious Affairs, Khursheed Shah also spoke in favour of the resolution, urging deweaponisation of the entire country instead of just Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
to take a grip on the country's security situation.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as
Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
, however, criticised MQM's "deceptive" resolution, saying that law enforcement authorities had failed in providing security to the people and that the common man needs weapons to ensure his own safety.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-21