Published On: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

Why Aamir Liaquat left MQM?


Why Aamir Liaquat left MQM

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Liaquat on Tuesday night announced his resignation from the party after what he described as “failure to defend anti-Pakistan statements”.

Speaking during ARY News show “Off The Record”, Amir Liaquat maintained that he is tired of defending such statements (issued by MQM chief Altaf Husssain).

Liaquat, who was explaining Farooq Sattar’s press conference in the program, suddenly announced resignation from MQM and clarified that “his decision is not emotional” and because he cannot defend anti-Pakistan statements.

“I apologise again and again from Pakistan and Pakistanis. Nothing is more important to me than Pakistan,” said Liaquat who had just recently rejoined MQM and was vigorously defending party on media since then.

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Earlier, while explaining MQM leader Farooq Sattar’s presser ─in which Sattar announced dissociation from party’s London chapter ─ Liaquat said that the London Rabita Committee will not be cut off from decisions taken by the party.

The explanation confused the anchor Kashif Abbasi, who persisted with the question about Altaf Hussain’s role, prompting Liaquat to explain that Altaf Hussain is still leading MQM.

“His health condition is not allowing him to perform his duties, so we decided to give our chief some rest,” said the TV personality turned politician.

Aamir Liaquat Hussain announces to quit MQM

Religious scholar Amir Liaquat Hussain Monday announced to quit Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan speech that led to violent attacks on media houses.

“From now onwards I am not a member of MQM,” Aamir told a private TV channel, adding that he has been under pressure since yesterday and he cannot bear it any further.

He also advised MQM chief Altaf Hussain to part ways with the politics.

“If Altaf Hussain doesn’t have control on the words he speaks, he should quit politics,” the religious scholar said.

Earlier, MQM distances itself from its head’s anti-Pakistan speech with the veteran leader Farooq Sattar said that the party would now be run and controlled from Karachi.

“MQM dissociates itself from yesterday’s speeches, strongly condemns it and regrets if it has hurt the sentiments of the people of Pakistan,” Sattar said while addressing a press conference.

“We also strongly condemn the incitement to violence. We categorically denounce it as torture is not part of MQM’s dictionary,” he said.

Courtesy: ARY & 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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