Imran declares Altaf Hussain insane, advises MQM to get rid of him

INP 09-87—PTI chief criticizes Altaf’s remarks against women workers of his party

—Urges PM for directing action after JIT report proved MQM guilty for BaldiaTown occurrence

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lashed out at self-exiled Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain for the indecent remarks against the PTI women workers, dubbed Altaf Hussain as ‘insane’ man and advised the MQM to get rid of him at earliest.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Imran Khan clarified that now onward PTI would not sit at any forum along with MQM and would not make any alliance until and unless MQM not sidelined its what he said ‘insane’ chief.

He also announced that PTI would approach Scotland Yard over the Altaf remarks against PTI women workers, his threatening speech and the JIT report regarding Baldia factory fire.

The chairman PTI urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take action on the JIT report presented in Sindh High Court by Rangers, which claimed that Baldia factory was set on fire by MQM men after refusal to pay Rs200 million as extortion.

He accused the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of not taking action against MQM’s terrorists to save his government, urging him to take action against MQM militants to dispense justice to the families of Baldia town factory fire’s victims.

Imran reiterated his allegations that PTI leader Zara Shahdi was also murdered by MQM target killers, who were later arrested by police. However, he deplored the government did not take proper action against the killers.

He also asked the government to hand over the two suspects in its custody in Imran Farooq murder case to UK. Imran said that Altaf threatened traders and businessmen to pay extortion, and on refusal got them killed through his party’s militant wing.

He also alleged that Altaf had also threatened journalists for getting media coverage. The PTI chief also criticised media for airing for hours an speech by an ‘insane and coward man’. He questioned that where was PEMRA during the three-hour long speech wherein he used indecent, vulgar and threatening language.

He urged the nation to get united against the terrorism of Altaf Hussain and called upon the government to dismantle the militant wing of the party.

The PTI chief said that without dismantling the militant wing of MQM, target killing in the city could not be stopped and eliminated.

Earlier on Sunday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain had criticised the Rangers’ JIT report on the Baldia factory fire. He had also came down hard on PTI for its criticism of MQM over Baldia factory fire and had used indecent language against PTI women workers.

He alleged that PTI had been running a “prostitute den’ in the garb of sit-in in Islamabad and Shireen Mazari was in-charge of the den.”  He had also criticized of headlines of the JIT report in the print media and rejoicing of television channels and his party’s rivals backed by some elements in the establishment came out with all guns blazing. He had warned TV anchors to shun maligning MQM, otherwise MQM would not be responsible for the consequences.

Addressing Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI Rizwan Akhtar, heads of IB, FIA and Sindh IG, he said that because of such reports, half the country had been lost and warned that if “we don’t reform ourselves then the remaining half, God forbid, will be lost too”.

He had termed the JIT a “joint interrogation tabloid team” and said its report was prepared on the pattern of tabloids that printed spicy stuff. He had said that some anchorpersons went for an overkill to defame the MQM. If an individual committed a crime it was his own act and could not be described as that of a party, he added.


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