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Altaf appeals to marchers put off sit-ins in view of floods.

KARACHI -- The leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Hussain has appealed to the participants of Azadi and Revolution marches to put off their sit-ins because of the natural disaster.

In a statement issued on Friday, he said that the whole nation has to put aside their political and ideological differences and get united to help the people affected by floods.

He said "Every sensible Pakistani knows that the entire country is facing torrential rainfall. The heavy rainfall has caused flooding in different areas. Old and mud houses have been swept away by rain water. Floods have caused damage to important buildings besides causing loss of lives. Majority of those who died are children. Death toll is increasing with the passage of time."

"It is imperative that the whole nation puts aside their political and ideological differences and gets united to help the victims of the flood. We should make arrangements for their rehabilitation and do something for protecting the life and property by adopting scientific ways".

"I appeal to the participants of the Azadi and the Revolution marches to put off their protest demonstrations and get involved in the relief activities. Victims of torrential rains and floods are looking towards their fellow countrymen to rescue them from flooded areas where they are trapped".

He appealed to the government to release all the arrested workers as a goodwill gesture.

He also appealed to the government to divert their attention towards the rehabilitation of the flood victims and protection of their lives and urged them to use all possible resources.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 6, 2014
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