KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Pakistan continues to suffer turbulence over tug-of-war between Coordination Committee’s London and Karachi chapters, as the party’s MNA Sufyan Yousuf decides on Thursday to resign from National Assembly.
It should be mentioned here that MQM led by Dr. Farooq Sattar severed ties from the party’s International Secretariat in London earlier in a landmark press conference a day after when Muttahida founder Altaf Hussain raised anti-Pakistan slogans and incited workers on violence against media houses on August 22.
Taking a cue from Mustafa Kamal, chief of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Nadeem Nusrat of London Coordination Committee also demanded the Muttahida’s lawmakers to quit their seats and seek fresh mandate from people of Pakistan.
Nadeem Nusrat censured Sindh Assembly resolution against Altaf Hussain and initiation of proceedings under Article-6 of the Constitution.
“It is morally incumbent upon MQM members to resign from their seats and re-contest elections in personal capacity,” he contended.
Reacting to fresh escalation, MQM members of Sindh Assembly have been called in an emergency meeting to be chaired by Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly tomorrow.
Izhar directed all the party’s MPAs to ensure their presence in tomorrow’s meeting, vowing that all rumors will die down as a result of this get-together.
He claimed that the lawmakers, who do not show at the assembly, will attend this critical meeting tomorrow.