Asif urges Altaf to remember sacrifices of armed forces
Taking Muttahida Qaumi Movement ( MQM) chief to task for his alleged defamatory statements against the country's armed forces, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has urged Altaf Hussain to remember the sacrifices of Pakistan Army that helped secure the citizens of the country.
"Measures taken by the army have helped us feel safe," he said while talking to media outside his residence in Sialkot on Sunday, Express News reported. While referring to Altaf's anti-state remarks, he said "no matter what sort of reservations one has about national institutions, they cannot ask the enemy for intervention and malign them." Those who resort to such acts could be regarded as the biggest enemies of Pakistan, added Asif. The defence minister on this occasion also lambasted India for its unending tirade and persistent allegations against Pakistan.
"Instead of setting its own house in order, the neighbouring country frequently launches verbal assaults against Pakistan," he said.
On August 1, the MQM chief in a speech from London reportedly asked Nato and India take notice of the ongoing Karachi operation, claiming that it was targetting his party members.