Another MQM leader parts ways with Altaf

MQM delegation seeks PPP leaders’ support

Staff Reporter

Karachi/Islamabad—Days after prominent leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement broke off ties with Altaf Hussain and disavowed the London-based decision-making body of the party, MNA Kanwar Naveed Jamil also announced dissociation with the party chief.
“I have nothing to do with Altaf Hussain or the London office, I have and will continue to support Pakistan and the Karachi-based party only,” MQM Rabita Committee member Jamil said on Wednesday. Jamil was the winning candidate from Karachi’s NA-246 in April 2015’s by-elections.
A day after MQM workers vandalised offices of private TV channels in Karachi, last week, an anti-terrorism court handed over three senior party leaders, including Jamil to police on a three-day remand.
On August 22, two cases related to treason and rioting were registered in Artillery Maidan police station against the party over Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan speech, and subsequent violence which left at least one person dead and at least five injured.
Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement delegation comprising members of the parliament held a meeting with Pakistan People’s Party leaders including Senator Aitzaz Ahsan in Islamabad on Wednesday.
According to the sources, MQM MNAs urged PPP for support at time of this difficulty.
The MQM delegation included Iqbal Muhammad Ali, Shaikh Salahuddin and Sajid Ahmed. Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nadeem Afzal and Chaudhry Manzoor accompanied Aitzaz Ahsan.
To a question about bringing resolution against MQM founder in the parliament, MQM MNA Iqbal Muhammad Ali said it is premature to comment on it.

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