From Karachi today, begins the path to revolution: Qadri
[Dawn] "From Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
today, begins the path to revolution... On 14 January the people's parliament will make its decision," said Tehrik-e-Minhajul Koran chief Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday evening.

He was addressing a large rally organised by the 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) at Jinnah Ground, DawnNews reported.

Qadri said that he wants to return to the people a 'genuine democracy', adding that the MQM chief Altaf Hussain has answered the call for true democracy in Pakistain.

He said that Islamabad will become Tahrir Square on January 14, stressing that the long march would be peaceful.

Qadri said that first there should be reforms in the country and then elections.

He also said that he only wants those people to participate in the elections who are permitted to do so by the constitution of the country.

The Tehrik-e-Minhajul Koran chief said that his agenda is aimed against feudal and exploitative forces in the country.

Earlier on, Qadri arrived at Nine Zero where he was received by members of the Rabita Committee and MQM workers.

Addressing the rally, MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that his party had been struggling for years against the rotten system that is prevalent in Pakistain.

"People who spend millions of rupees in buying election tickets cannot solve the problems of the masses," the MQM chief said.

"The long march will prove to be a quick march for looters," he said.

Altaf Hussain also invited other political and religious parties to participate in the long march.

MQM leader Farooq Sattar, while addressing the rally earlier on, had said that the large gathering was proof that the people want change.

He also said that Altaf Hussain and Tahirul Qadri's agenda is one and the same.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-02