MQM lawmakers table resolution against Altaf Hussain in NA418 views
MQM-Pakistan on Friday tabled a resolution in the National Assembly against Altaf Hussain’s August 22 anti-Pakistan diatribe.
The resolution further said the House appreciated the stance adopted by the party in response to the August 22 incident and demanded the state and its institutions to openly welcome MQM-Pakistan.
There will now be a complete disconnect with Altaf Hussain. We have no link to Altaf Hussain. It should be clear to all now,” Sattar had announced last week. Sattar’s statement came after Altaf’s August 22 anti-Pakistan speech, which was followed by a Sindh-wide crackdown against the party. Scores of party leaders and workers were detained while a number of its offices were subsequently sealed and razed in the crackdown.
Later talking to media outside the Lower House of Parliament on Friday, senior party leader Sattar demanded action on legal complaints of the party, including extra-judicial killings and arrests of its workers.
“MQM has a long struggle for Pakistan’s political and democratic stability. We have paid numerous sacrifices since Pakistan’s birth and [Urdu-speaking community] played a vital role in the country’s progress,” Sattar told journalists.
While the MQM leader termed the August 22 speech by the party supremo ‘suicidal’, he demanded an end to the ‘discrimination’ against the people of Karachi on the basis of one person’s remarks. “People of Karachi have been facing numerous issues which include acute water shortage and lack of public transport facility and these should be addressed.”
In response to a question, Sattar demanded that MQM’s Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar should be allowed to work from his house and his residence should be declared as a sub-jail.