MQM holds peace­ful rally af­ter Ka­mal out­burst

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL - Staff Reporter

To ex­press sol­i­dar­ity with their party chief Altaf Hus­sain af­ter for­mer Karachi mayor dec­i­mated him in a press con­fer­ence Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Mu­tahidda Qaumi Move­ment ( MQM) work­ers and ac­tivists staged peace­ful protest ral­lies at sev­eral lo­ca­tions in Karachi on Fri­day.

Ka­mal had crit­i­cised Altaf Hus­sain for "de­cep­tion" and what he called 'poor run­ning of one of Karachi's strong­est political par­ties.'

In a speech that lasted nearly two hours, Ka­mal also an­nounced the for­ma­tion of a new political party, which he said is yet to be named. He raised a Pak­istani flag and said it is the of­fi­cial em­blem of his newly launched or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The ex-nazim went on to say that Hus­sain had been 're­ceiv­ing funds from In­dian spy agency RAW' and that his poli­cies had ' ru­ined two gen­er­a­tions of Urdu-speak­ing peo­ple.' He claimed the MQM chief is a ' drunk' who ' ad­dresses gath­er­ings while in­tox­i­cated.'

The MQM had termed Ka­mal's presser a con­spir­acy in a press con­fer­ence af­ter Ka­mal's di­a­tribe, terming all al­le­ga­tions against Altaf Hus­sain ' an in­sult to the in­tel­li­gence of those who vote for the party.' "The re­turn of Mustafa Ka­mal and Anees Qaimkhani is part of a con­spir­acy but MQM stands by Altaf Hus­sain," said party leader Fa­rooq Sat­tar. In a state­ment re­leased by the party, it said peace­ful protest demon­stra­tions will be or­gan­ised in Landhi, Ko­rangi, Malir, Shah Faisal, Gulis­tan-e-Jauhar, Lines Area, De­fence, Gul­shan-e-Iqbal, Sur­jani, Qasba Ali­garh, Orangi Town, Fed­eral B Area, and Naz­imabad.

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