MQM urges govt to arrest Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination Committee on Friday reiterated its demand to arrest Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) cleric Moulana Abdul Aziz, claiming that the mosque is a safe haven for the suicide bombers and terrorists.

In a statement issued here, MQM coordination committee claimed that the suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Wah area was the student of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid.

MQM’s decision making body had asked the pro-Lal Masjid protesters as to what is the reason behind providing shelter to terrorists.

The MQM had also lodged FIR against Lal Masjid’s Moulana Abdul Aziz on charges of threatening party chief Altaf Hussain.

Altaf Hussain had demanded of the intelligence agencies and the army to demolish the Lal Masjid and close Jamia Hafsa as Maulana Abdul Aziz had declared the Peshawar School attack a reaction of terrorists.