Resolutions passed against Altaf Hussain in Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: - MQM MPAs staging a protest against a resolution against the statement of MQM chief Altaf Hussain during Sindh Assembly session on Friday.

KARACHI, Aug 7: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, PML-F and PML-N on Friday moved resolutions condemning recent statements of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in the Sindh Assembly.
The PTI celebrated the development as a historic move as it managed to persuade the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Sohrab Sarki to sign its resolution.
Amidst protest and sloganeering from MQM lawmakers, the resolutions calling for the government to take notice of the statements of the MQM supremo and “take legal action against Altaf” were submitted in the presence of Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.
The Sindh Assembly Speaker moved the resolutions in the House and called for a vote. After majority voted in favour of the resolutions, the speaker concluded, “The ayes have it,” and adjourned the session until Aug 10.
The PTI resolution submitted under Rule 256 of the Sindh Assembly rules says, “This House condemns the statements of Altaf Hussain asking for intervention by foreign institutions and countries in the internal matters of Pakistan. His statements asking for the breakup of Sindh are also strongly condemned.”
The resolution went on to say it approached the Sindh government to take notice of these statements, and take action against the MQM supremo. The resolution was signed by Samar Ali Khan from PTI.
Shafi Muhammad Jamot from the PML-N and Nand Kumar of the PML-F also passed resolutions against the MQM chief in the Sindh Assembly.
Speaking to Reporter Samar Ali Khan said, “We submitted one resolution two weeks ago when Altaf Hussain started off on Rangers and the military. Day before yesterday, we submitted another one – Altaf Hussain specific.”
He condemned Hussain for asking foreign countries to get involved in Pakistan’s matters, dubbing it “very unpatriotic”.
He said that the resolution was based on several points – one is Altaf Hussain’s appeal to United Nations, Nato and India for intervention; the second is language used by Hussain against the military and Rangers, and the third is Hussain asking to break up Sindh.

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