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Constitutional petition seeks ban on MQM & action against Altaf

Islamabad : A constitutional petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, seeking ban on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and strict action against its de-facto chief Altaf Hussain.
According to details the Chairman National Council of Human Rights (NCHR) Tariq Asad advocate has filed the petition. Federal Interior Secretary, Secretary foreign affairs, convener MQM, Chief MQM Altaf Hussain, Chairman PEMRA, secretary Election Commission, Chief Secretary Sindh and British High Commissioner made party on the filed petition.
Tariq Asad advocate in its field petition has appealed the court to cancel the registration of MQM as a political party for its anti state activities and declare it a banned political party.
It further mentioned in petition that MQM is working against integrity of the country, and that its workers are involved in recent attacks on media; therefore its registration be cancelled and activities banned.
The petitioner also appealed the court to try Altaf Hussain for treason over his recent speech in which the MQM chief raised slogans against Pakistan. It pointed out in the petition that states has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligations as it feels hesitation to take action against MQM’s leadership.
It further states that in the light of statements recorded by Saulat Mirza and Amir Khan that action be taken after investigation against the leaders of MQM allegedly involved in terrorism, adding that Chief Secretary Sindh be directed to rename the Universities named after MQM’s Chief Altaf Hussain in Karachi and Hyderabad.
He alleged that MQM was in involved in horrific incidents of innocent people massacre on May 12, 2007, torching the Karachi’s Balldia factory. He mentioned that both provincial and federal government hesitate to action against MQM despite of fact that party involved in horrific crimes for past 28 years.



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