PTI submits resolutions against MQM in Sindh, Punjab assemblies
LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted resolutions in the Punjab and Sindh Assemblies against Muttahida Qaumi Movement ( MQM) chief Altaf Hussain condemning his August 1 speech.
The resolution submitted by PTI's parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly Samar Ali Khan said that, "The federal government must wake up to take action against the British citizen who is continuously spewing venom against the sacred institutions that form Pakistan." The resolution demanded that the Sindh government should raise the matter with federation, British government along with the imposition of a blanket ban on Altaf Hussain's public speeches.
On the other hand, the Punjab Assembly resolution moved by Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, says that the MQM supremo had asked Nato, United Nations and even rival India to intervene in Pakistan's internal matters, which is highly condemnable. The resolution demands the federal government to take all possible measures to arrest Altaf Hussain and try him for violating the constitution. Earlier on Sunday Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had termed Hussain's speech tantamount to waging war against Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad the federal interior minister said, "The hate-inciting speech, made in a foreign country last night, crossed all limits. Heads of key institutions were insulted." He added that, "Sarcastic poems were read against the armed forces of Pakistan and accusations were levelled against the army."