MQM hunger strike against Altaf me­dia ban

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM) on Thurs­day an­nounced it will launch a sym­bolic hunger strike out­side the Karachi Press Club from to­day till Feb 22 to protest against the blan­ket ban on me­dia cov­er­age of supremo Altaf Hus­sain's speeches, which was im­posed by the La­hore High Court in Au­gust 2015.

The hunger strike in Karachi comes af­ter sim­i­lar day­long hunger strikes out­side 10 Down­ing Street in Lon­don held ear­lier this week. The me­dia ban on the MQM chief was put in place by the La­hore High Court in Au­gust 2015.

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