Published On: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Shahbaz lashes at MQM chief over anti-Pakistan diatribe


LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that the language used by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief is condemnable.

He made the statement while speaking to media after a ceremony given in the honour of two female students who passed the 9th grade examinations with extraordinary distinction and obtained 504 marks each out of total 505 marks.

Chief Minister of Punjab said that MQM chief has been residing in London for past several decades.

“What we have attained and achieved is all because of Pakistan,” Sharif said.

It should be noted that MQM chief, in his speech on Monday, used derogatory language against Pakistan and its state institutions and incited the party workers to carry out violent acts.

Earlier, the chief minister announced a fixed deposit of Rs. 0.5 million each for the two students Noreen and Mah Zaib, whereas they were also awarded a cash reward of Rs. 0.1 million.

The two girls passed their 9th grade exams with distinction from Gujranwala and Multan education boards.

Anti-Altaf resolution in Punjab Assembly

Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution in Lahore on Tuesday, condemning the anti-state remarks by Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain and attacks on media houses in Karachi.

The resolution was tabled by the Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.

The resolution calls upon the Federal Government to take strict notice of this issue and file a treason case against Altaf Hussain.

It termed attacks on media houses as an attack on freedom of press. The House demanded immediate arrest of the attackers.

Govt to contact Britain over MQM chief’s speech: Pervaiz Rashid

Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that government has decided to contact Britain over MQM chief’s anti-Pakistan speech, Dunya News reported.

He said that the Interior Ministry will hand over a letter to the Foreign Ministry which will be sent to the British government in which the issue of MQM chief’s anti-Pakistan speech will be raised.

He further said that we lodged complaints with the British government in the past too but they always replied that there is freedom of speech in their country. He said that this time they could not state like that because MQM chief, who is a British citizen, was trying to create anarchy in Pakistan and incited people on violence. His speech made the people to attack media houses and posed threats to property and lives of our people.


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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