“JI better come clean on their association with al Qaeda, Taliban, and Daish (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) before the nation,” MQM Rabita (Coordination) Committee said in a statement issued here.
Upping the ante of its allegations, the MQM also claimed that a number of high-profile terrorists had been arrested from the homes of top JI leaders.
Meanwhile, the party’s London-based leader Altaf Hussain condemned the targeted killing of its workers on Tuesday.
“These targeted cold-blooded murders of our activists from Karachi’s Gulbahar area are a premeditated conspiracy against MQM,” the MQM leader said.
In the over at least four last days, which saw many party workers/sympathizers dying at the hands of unknown gunmen, Hussain has again and again quite vocally demanded of the prime minister and army chief to do something to stop this organized ‘political purge’.
“Cowardly attacks like this cannot deter our courage,” Hussain said urging his party workers to stand united and continue peaceful struggle for the party goals.
The MQM has always termed these killings as ‘political or sometimes ethnic cleansing’, an allegation that remains to be proved.
MQM represents the city’s dominant Urdu-speaking population.
Karachi, a city of 18 million people which contributes 42 percent of Pakistan’s GDP, has been plagued by sectarian, ethnic and political violence for years.-