Anti-Taliban rallies held in Pakistan
Thousands of people have held rallies across the major cities in Pakistan to show their opposition to the ongoing militancy in the country, Press TV reported.
About five thousand activists belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan's third largest political party, marched in streets of Karachi to condemn what they called the "growing Talibanization" in the country, a Press TV correspondent reported on Tuesday.
The party activists demanded that the government chalk out a comprehensive strategy to root out militancy and terrorism from the nuclear-armed country.
In his telephonic address to rally from London, MQM chief Altaf Hussian urged the government to take strict action against the growing militancy which has spread to different parts of the country.
"Our women and children are being martyred in repeated terror incidents....but their boldness will not go in waste....we will fight with them until our last breath."
Similar demonstrations were also held in other major Pakistani cities.
Militants in Pakistan have targeted universities, mosques and military headquarters over the past months, plunging the country into unending crises of instability.