Published On: Tue, May 3rd, 2016

MQM wants PM Nawaz Sharif to step down


LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has reiterated its call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of his alleged involvement in Panama Papers leaks.

“An emergency meeting of the Coordination Committee of MQM Karachi and London chapters was held at Khursheed Begum Secretariat through video link to discuss Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged involvement in Panama Leaks and demanded his resignation,” MQM said in a statement.

In a statement issued from London Secretariat, Nadeem Nusrat, the MQM Convener, presided over the meeting and discussed the current political issues.

“The meeting discussed involvement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members in Panama scandal. New evidence against the PM had been floated and the nation seemed in serious crisis of official leadership,” the statement said.

The Coordination Committee appreciated formation of judicial commission to probe the allegations on the PM and his family members, saying that if Nawaz Sharif would hold the seat of PM during the commission’s investigations, the opposition may claim its credibility.

“To prove honesty with the smooth process to investigate the facts, the Prime Minister should immediately and voluntarily resign from his post to rescue the nation from Panama Leaks’ crisis.”

It said that the PM should support the nation to step forward and let the commission to do an impartial investigation.


The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) gave a cold shoulder to MQM-Haqiqi Chairman Afaq Ahmed’s negotiation offer.

Afaq, yesterday, called for a dialogue between his breakaway faction and the rival MQM. He expressed willingness to visit MQM headquarters, Nine Zero.

“I am ready to go to Nine Zero if MQM needs my help. I also invite MQM leaders to my residence if they want so,” Ahmed told a gathering in Karachi.

“Let’s sit together and adopt a policy to refrain workers from fighting each other. It is time to heal the wounds of Mohajir community,” said Afaq, who had parted ways with the then Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) and set up his own party in 1992.

His offer received a cold shoulder as MQM recalled the old grudges.

“Those who shattered the unity and stabbed in the back of Mohajir community by supporting the establishment during 1992 operation must seek God’s forgiveness and apologise to the nation over their crimes,” MQM spokesman reacted in a statement.

He claimed that such elements are still involved in acts of ‘terrorism’ against Mohajir community under government’s aegis in Landhi, Malir and Lines Area.

“Altaf Hussain and Mohajir nation are correlated to each other, and Mohajirs would not accept the one who doesn’t accept Altaf Hussain. The one who is his opponent could not be a well-wisher of Mohajir nation,” the spokesman said.

News Source Samaa

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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