Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that more than 400,000 Afghans and foreigners equipped with weapons have entered the city and alleged that these terrorists wanted to occupy Karachi, Hyderabad and the entire Sindh. In a telephonic address to MQM workers in Johannesburg , he warned that they did not want to fight anyone but added that if the MQM areas were attacked they would defend themselves in accordance with the UN Charter and Islamic Shariat. He said that the MQM wanted to make Pakistan a liberal and democratic state and not a country governed by al-Qaeda, Taliban or religious extremists. "The MQM is against all kinds of extremism and terrorism and wants to give equal rights to each and every segment of the society including minorities."