Petition against MQM filed in SHC

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Staff Reporter

A petition has been filed in Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking orders to disallow Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to take part in national politics.
A petitioner named Maulvi Iqbal Haider has filed a petition in SHC, pleading that that leaders and supporters of MQM are involved in anti-state activities. A party which is involved in anti-state activities could not be allowed to take part in politics, he pleaded.
The petitioner has prayed the court that it should not allow MQM London or Pakistan to participate in national politics under the nomenclature of MQM.
It is vital to mention here that MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had made an anti-Pakistan speech on August 22 last year due to which MQM had been divided into two factions, namely MQM Pakistan and MQM London.
Leaders and workers who chanted slogans and statements against the sovereignty of Pakistan during MQM hunger strike had also been named in the case.
Meanwhile, The claimant also said that all the members of MQM in National Assembly became victorious on Altaf Hussain’s name, therefore, they all should be declared ineligible. Earlier, a treason case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and other leaders for raising anti-Pakistan slogans was lodged.