MQM’s chief has made an appeal to people to respect the sanctity of Muharram. He has implored clerics of different sects preach and tolerance. He said that never discriminated with people because of their faith and ethnicity.

Unfortunately, we have become an intolerant society. Scholars have succeed in dividing people along sectarian lines. Neither government nor society took any notice when they are preaching hate.

Sectarian violence has subsided in Karachi after the emergence of MQM Karachi. MQM’s played a very important role in this. However, the successive government patronize religious parties to hurt MQM’s political influence. They turned a blind eye to Sunni and Shia groups and allowed them to exploit the feelings of people.