MQM condemns Altaf’s ‘incendiary’ speech in NA

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) approached the National Assembly Secretariat on Friday to condemn its own founder Altaf Hussain’s vitriolic “anti-Pakistan” speech and the attack on media houses by MQM activists.

“This House condemns in strongest terms the raising of anti-Pakistan slogans and the incendiary and controversial speech of MQM founder Altaf Hussain from London and the subsequent attack on media houses in particular the ARY network,” says the resolution signed by 22 MQM leaders.

“This House condemns every type of crime, violence, terrorism and anti-Pakistan slogans and activities,” it further said.

Speaking to the press after submitting the resolution, MQM leader Farooq Sattar termed Altaf’s Aug 22 anti-Pakistan speech “suicidal” and said the party in Pakistan had made a huge sacrifice by distancing itself from party chief Altaf Hussain in its “decisions and policies”.

He lambasted Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal’s ‘confusing’ earlier statements. On one hand, Kamal says MQM is still collaborating with the London offices and Altaf Hussain, Sattar said, “But on the other hand, he’s saying I’m scared and afraid to sleep in my own home.”

“We are saying we are totally cut off [from the London offices]… If he is going to make such accusations, then the agencies should help him. If our WhatsApp, FaceTime and phone calls are being monitored, please show the PSP whether we are in touch with them. If we are not, then they should confront them (PSP),” Sattar said.

A copy of the resolution submitted by the MQM. ─ DawnNews
A copy of the resolution submitted by the MQM.