Sindh Assembly unanimous resolution against Altaf

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MQM-Pakistan wants former Quaid to be tried for high treason

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Following categorical dissociation from its former Quaid over anti-Pakistan statements, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Pakistan on Wednesday demanded action against him under Article-6 of the Constitution.
Presenting a resolution against former MQM chief Altaf Hussain in Sindh Assembly, the party leader Syed Sardar demanded to initiate treason proceedings against Altaf Hussain under Article-6 of the Constitution.
In the meantime, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-N and Functional League also presented condemnatory resolutions against the former MQM boss.
The resolution states, “This house condemns in strongest terms the anti-Pakistan slogans raised outside Karachi Press Club on August 22, controversial and provocative speech of MQM founder Altaf Hussain from London, assault on Pakistan’s foundation and integrity, and consequently, violent attacks on media houses especially ARY television.”
“This house deprecates crimes of all sorts from any quarter, violence, terrorism and anti-Pakistan slogans or activities and demands immediate and strictest action against all concerned people, under the law and Article-6 of the Constitution,” it added.
The brief resolution asserts in the concluding paragraph, “This house expresses complete solidarity with Pakistan’s Parliament, armed forces, media, judiciary, and all the democratic institutions functioning under Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
Following the resolution was passed, the party leader Faisal Sabzwari said August 22 incidents were not a consequence of MQM’s hunger strike at Karachi Press Club.
“I condemn all other leaders who say things like the ones uttered by Altaf Hussain,” he said.
Sabzwari thanked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for taking immediate step over the detention of Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan.