PTI submits resolution against MQM chief in Punjab Assembly


LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain over his anti-state comments.

“Altaf Hussain is continuously issuing statements against the state and the Pakistan Army,” the resolution said. “The MQM leader is openly inviting Indian, Nato and United Nation’s forces to intervene into the internal matters of the country.”

The resolution demanded the government of Pakistan to declare Altaf a ‘traitor’ and bring him back to the country through Interpol.

Further, the resolution urged that a treason case should be registered against Altaf in accordance with Article 6 as the MQM chief had breached the Constitution of Pakistan during his speeches.

The resolution paid tribute to the Pakistan Army, Rangers and other security institutions for their efforts in eliminating terrorism and bringing peace back to the country.

PTI’s resolution comes after the MQM chief called on party activists to petition the United Nations and Nato to send forces to Karachi to ascertain the ‘real facts’ about the killing of ‘Mohajirs’ in the metropolis. In his address, Altaf had alleged that ‘biased elements’ in Pakistan’s establishment have decided to “eliminate Mohajir youths who are demanding their due rights”.