Friends May Depart – Friendship Never!!!



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    <span>The

    long journey of friendship and companionship of two very close friends named

    Altaf Hussain and Dr. Imran Farooq lasted for more then 30 years had came to an

    end on the evening of September 16, 2010, when unknown terrorists brutally

    assassinated Dr. Imran Farooq in London near his home.</span>

    <span>Among

    the two friends, former is a Pharmacist as per qualification and well known as

    the Supreme Leader of the MQM, the 3<sup>rd</sup> largest Political Party of

    Pakistan and the 2<sup>nd</sup> largest <span> </span>party in the southern province of Sindh, the

    later was a Doctor by profession and well known as the First Secretary General

    of All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organization, the First and Last Secretary

    General of Muhajir Qoumi Movement, the First Convener of Muttahidda Qoumi

    Movement which he remained till the last breath of his life.</span>

    <span>Both

    were not only the Founder of this great movement which always plays a vital

    role in the Pakistani Politics, but also the main pillars and living guides for

    their followers.</span>

    <span>In

    January 1992, the MQM chief Altaf Hussain flew to Saudia Arabia for pilgrimage

    and then to London for Medical Treatment, in his absence a State Controlled

    Army Operation had started taking the lives of more then 15000 workers of MQM,

    it would be too difficult to survive for a new born Political Party in absence

    of its leader, but it was Dr. Imran Farooq who not only was underground but

    also controlled party and its activities very well. He kept all the workers

    intact and run party so efficiently that opponents could not break the worker’s

    moral and party’s popularity and vote bank. Government announced a prize of

    Millions of Rupees to capture him dead or alive, but it could not affect the

    moral of this great leader.</span>

    <span>On

    September 08, 1999 Dr. Imran Farooq appeared in London which not only pleased his friend and

    leader Altaf Hussain but also given them energies to work more efficiently. It

    was the period MQM gained more momentum and power and got a chance to spread

    all over the country. He not only aligned all party policies but also formed party’s

    basic structure as well. His wisdom and management skills made party an example

    even for the opponents. In acceptance of his services from day-1 the Leader of

    MQM Mr. Hussain awarded him the title of “Hero of the Nation”.</span>

    <span>Truly

    speaking, it would be hard to find this exemplary friendship which was based on

    sincerity, love, and care for each other and which lasted for more then 30

    years. It would be interesting to know that MQM’s Chief not only instructed all

    his workers and companions to abide by all the Party Rules defined by Dr. Imran

    Farooq but he also observes the same rules strictly.</span>

    <span>One

    must accept that the reaction of Mr. Hussain on assassination of Dr. Imran

    Farooq reflects his deep grief and sorrow on this tragic incident, but also

    reflects his wish to bring the assassins to a logical end.</span>

    <span>After

    the assassination of Dr. Imran Farooq, Leader of MQM Altaf Hussain has

    announced a 10 days mourning and instructed the party to halt all political and

    organizational activities in this period. Mr. Hussain is intended to continue

    his struggle for the cause to free the country from corrupt political and

    feudal system with more enthusiasm as he refused to take what message had been

    sent to him by this assassination; I am not afraid of any one except Allah (the

    God) said Mr. Hussain during an speech to party workers on September 24<sup>th</sup>,

    2010. The title of "Shaheed-e-Inqalab" have been given to Dr. Imran

    Farooq by MQM Chief considering him as the first martyr of Revolution!</span>

    <span>Scotland

    Yard is investigating the assassination and Mr. Hussain wished and hoped that a

    positive result may come early identifying the culprits who would be brought to

    justice.</span>

    <span>At

    least it is evident that Friends May Depart – Friendship Never!!!</span>

    <span>May

    Allah rest Dr. Imran Farooq Soul in Heavens and Keep MQM Chief Altaf Hussain

    Safe (Ameen)!</span>