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No one can spread hatred on ethnic, religious basis: Khurshid

27 October, 2014

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SUKKUR: The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah said that no one can spread hatred on ethnic or religious basis. He was talking to the media in relation to the observance of black day by the MQM prtotesting his supposedly "derogatory remarks" against the 'muhajirs'.

Shah said that religion and politics should be kept separate. On October 18, Shah had said that Urdu-speaking people of Pakistan were now permanent residents of the Sindh and should therefore stop calling themselves 'muhajirs'.

"The word 'muhajir' is a 'gaali' (word of abuse) for me and I urge our friends to please stop referring to themselves as muhajir," he had said. Shah said that all Urdu-speaking people are his brothers and the Sindhis would not let anyone spread hatred on ethnic basis.

Speaking about the blasphemy charges levelled against him, he said several conspiracies had been formulated against him in the past as well, but despite all these nefarious schemes against him voters have elected me eight times and he has an important role to play in the politics of the country.

On the appeal of MQM chief Altaf Hussain, businesses and petrol pumps in a few areas of Karachi, Hyderabad and other parts of Sindh were closed down.

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