KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday observed Black Day to mourn the massacre in Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan and in other parts of the country. MQM is the party of those brave and bold youths, children, mothers and sisters who came out of their homes within hours to challenge the terrorists, said MQM chief Altaf Hussain in a telephonic address from London to the MQMs anti-terrorism rallies held at Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Islamabad, Lahore and other cities to observe the Day of Mourning of those killed in Lahore attacks. He said that if MQM came into power, it would wipe out the militants in just few hours and said that MQM was the only hope to defend Pakistan. Thousands of the MQMs supporters and key figures were seen wearing black armbands and hoisting black flags, raising slogans against the Taliban terrorists. Some of the party activists lifted the placard inscribed with MQM ready to war against Taliban. Altaf vowed to defy the terrorists rule. He said that MQM supporters offer all out support to the anti-terrorism operations of the Pakistan Army. We should not look towards the security agencies only for the security of the country because it is the duty of every Pakistani to think against the militancy. The militants are carrying out terror activates across the country in the name of Islam. Islam is not associated with such kind of act, he added. He said, Those who back Taliban militants and support their heinous activities are also among them, they are also Taliban. He asked the people to boycott these elements which support the Taliban militants. Altaf appealed to the print and electronic media to discourage pro-Taliban contents and pro-Taliban analysts and observers in their publications. They must not be invited to defend the terrorists on TV channels. He urged the media anchors to encourage the bold and honest analysts who condemn the terrorists without any fear. He vowed that MQM would leave no stone unturned to thwart terrorism. MQM is the only party that boldly and intrepidly challenges the terrorists. MQMs supporters told others by this rally that fear and weakness would encourage the terrorists and their masterminds, he said. Altaf appealed to the Pakistani nation to establish unity against the Taliban terrorists. He said that weaknesses and fear would cost Pakistan dearly therefore Talibans fanaticism and obscurantism shouldnt be allowed anywhere in Pakistan. The roads leading to Karachi Press Club, the venue of the rally, were blocked and the MQMs volunteers allowed entry after body search. Police and the rangers were also deployed around the venue.