LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that religious extremist elements want to take the country back to the stone ages by taking over the country.
He expressed these views, while speaking to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson Asma Jehangir and member of National Assembly Ayaz Amir on phone from London.
Hussain called upon liberal minded people, civil society, human rights activists and believers of civil liberties to unite against growing Talibanisation in the country by setting aside their past differences.
"Talibanisation process in going on at a rapid pace, religious extremist elements want to impose their self-defined ideology in country on the name of Islam," he said.
"These elements want to deprive girls and women from getting education and jobs," Altaf said, adding that they also want to seize the civil liberties of moderate people.
Speaking on this occasion, Asma Jehangir and Ayaz Amir congratulated Altaf Hussain for taking a principled stand on the issue of Nizam-e-Adl Regulation.