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MQM Pakistan submits resolution against its chief in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday tabled a resolution in the Sindh Assembly, seeking action against its Chief Altaf Hussain for chanting anti-Pakistan slogans.

The resolution was submitted by MQM lawmaker Sardar Ahmad in which he strongly condemned the party supremo’s anti-Pakistan slogans and called for terrorist acts in Pakistan.


Ahmad urged the Sindh Assembly to demand the federal government to try Altaf Hussain under article 6 of the constitution.

Two similar resolutions were also moved by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The resolutions stated that MQM founder Altaf Hussain had chanted slogans against Pakistan during his speech on August 22 and stimulated the workers of MQM to attack the offices of news channels. Therefore, a strict action should be taken against him.

The PTI member Khurram Sher Zaman, in the resolution, also demanded that a treason case should be registered against Altaf Hussain.

Earlier on Tuesday, MQM Pakistan completely ‘disowned’ all those members, who are living in London and removed them of the Rabita Committee.

The excluded members are party convener Nadeem Nusrat, Mustafa Azizabadi, Wasay Jalil and Qasim Ali Raza.

According to the senior leader of MQM Pakistan, the decision came following a statement by Nadeem Nusrat who said “the MQM was nothing without Altaf Hussain”, rejecting the so-called “minus-one formula”.

“The decision was taken in a meeting of the MQM Rabita (Coordination) Committee chaired by Dr Farooq Sattar at the party’s temporary headquarters. The membership of those party workers acting against the MQM-Pakistan’ decisions and the policy taken on August 23 will be revoked if they found working contrary to it,” he said.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.