Rabita committee sends out ominous warning, tells citizens to 'stock up on food'

Published: February 17, 2016
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KARACHI: In a rather ominous warning, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Rabita committee has asked the nation to be cautious as “something big” is likely to take place in the next few days.

The announcement comes following the retrieval of the MQM supremo Altaf Hussain’s passport on Tuesday after the cancellation of bail in a money laundering case earlier this month.

Urging citizens to prepare themselves for what might be coming, Rabita committee said, “The next 15 days are very crucial.”

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“Citizens should stock up their homes with food and necessary items. They should take precautions while going out,” the committee warned.

Responding to Altaf’s prediction, party spokesperson and Rabita Committee member Aminul Haque told The Express Tribune,  “The change can either be political, climatic or of any other sort.” However, Haque did not delve into further details about the MQM chief’s warning.

“Whatever the MQM chief has predicted during his struggle of 38 years has come true,” Haque added. The MQM leader further said the party would now sit together and decide what to do next.

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Following the forecast, the Rabita Committee in Pakistan and London held an emergency meeting and decided to appeal to the public by sending a statement to the media. The party appealed to the nation to take precautionary measures while leaving their homes and to pile up food, medicines and other necessities.

The party has also issued a statement which states that MQM leaders have already discussed the political situation of the country and as well as the possibility of natural disasters.

“Altaf Hussain had already predicted about the dangers of Taliban and ISIS in Pakistan, but instead of taking the threats seriously, he was made fun of,” the statement read.

“The next 15 days are very critical and therefore the party would play its role in spreading the message of Altaf,” it added.

Reader Comments (28)

  • Syed
    Feb 17, 2016 - 4:42PM

    uhm…Let me guess, you are going to finally resign and not take back your resignation?Recommend

  • Muzaffar
    Feb 17, 2016 - 4:49PM

    Altaf Hussain trying to be relevant againRecommend

  • Marl Brando
    Feb 17, 2016 - 4:57PM

    “The change can either be political, climatic or of any other sort.” – How on earth can he predict climatic changes?Recommend

  • Tribe
    Feb 17, 2016 - 5:07PM

    It seems karachi is calm and quiet except for one person.Recommend

  • Naila
    Feb 17, 2016 - 5:12PM

    Citizens should stock up their homes with food cuz he is about to start his eating rituals. Recommend

  • bilal
    Feb 17, 2016 - 5:21PM

    Le me tell you the followers of MQM, “Whatever the MQM chief has predicted during his terrorist activities of 38 years has never came true, and nothing is going to happen this time too”Recommend

  • Shakil Ahmed Khan
    Feb 17, 2016 - 5:35PM

    What is this? is he planning to create law and order situation in Karachi through his terror network?Recommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Feb 17, 2016 - 5:45PM

    I do not think we should laugh at him. Nothing may happen in the next 15 days but we never know because something super big might happen in the next 20 years.Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Feb 17, 2016 - 6:07PM

    Dear Rangers,

    Kindly have this man and all of his team silent.Recommend

  • Sohail
    Feb 17, 2016 - 6:11PM

    An unrest is the basis of survival. This to spread panic in the city. Recommend

  • Adnan
    Feb 17, 2016 - 6:21PM

    Wishing Quaid-e-Tehreek all the best and hoping for a great result !!Recommend

  • Zubair
    Feb 17, 2016 - 6:57PM

    One of two things is going to happen:
    1. He will resign again and take it back “under pressure” from his “supporters”
    2. He is being deported from the UKRecommend

  • Feb 17, 2016 - 7:01PM

    AH might be arrested in London as cancellation of bail in money laundering case & citizens might face strike call for mqm , Pak Rangers should respond to that..
    As far as climate change is concerned Political & environmental climate is changing in Pak very quickly .
    Let’s see what gonna happen.. But wish whichever happens is good for the citizens.Recommend

  • Irshad Khan
    Feb 17, 2016 - 8:28PM

    I think he can declare to coming back to Karachi which may cause a great turmoil.Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Feb 17, 2016 - 8:31PM

    Stock up on food ? Fatso has been ‘stocking up’ since he was born !Recommend

  • Feb 17, 2016 - 8:50PM

    We warmly welcome Altaf Bhai to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Asjad
    Feb 17, 2016 - 9:30PM

    Relax guys, he was talking about Karachi Kings’ team performance.Recommend

  • faiq
    Feb 17, 2016 - 10:20PM

    nothing will happenRecommend

  • Jeiy Shah of Sindh
    Feb 17, 2016 - 11:06PM

    Natanyahoo of Israel and Altaf Hussain of MQM have a lot in common. Both scare their followers of enemies to keep them under control. For Natehyahoo , it was Arabs, then Iranians, and now the Knesset Arab members who have been suspended and dubbed as the enemy. The latter call themselves ” enemy on duty”.

    Altaf Hussain also scares MQM followers of the enemies , real or virtual, to keep them on the leash. Rangers will have to launch a liberation struggle for MQM folowers to set them free from Altaf Bhai’s clutches.

    So next 15 days are to be watched carefully. Recommend

  • sam
    Feb 18, 2016 - 2:18AM

    Why? we are enjoying peace. You had your time and did nothing. Now we will all learn either English or Sindhi.Recommend

  • Saad
    Feb 18, 2016 - 6:06AM

    Pakistan’s greatest living leader is coming back home !!!!Recommend

  • Tahir Amjad
    Feb 18, 2016 - 11:32AM

    @Saad: Excuse me not only ONE of the greatest living leaders of Pakistan another one is UZAIR JAN BALOCH indeed……..Recommend

  • Mor k Lai Lo
    Feb 18, 2016 - 1:26PM

    Dear Rabita,

    Its Raheel Sharif’s tenure… Stay Calm and Carry On !Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Feb 18, 2016 - 1:45PM

    @Saad: Which one? The one who ran to London or one who left for Dubai? We have so many foreign resident greatest Pakistani leaders that it’s difficult to keep pace.Recommend

  • Common man
    Feb 18, 2016 - 2:46PM

    I guess he is talking about the PSL final in up Coming days :D Recommend

  • Dash
    Feb 18, 2016 - 7:09PM

    @Saad:
    lolRecommend

  • TAK
    Feb 18, 2016 - 10:03PM

    Please somebody tell this SOB to shut upRecommend

  • Shaikh Mohommad
    Feb 18, 2016 - 11:26PM

    MQM is unique. No other party has as it head a person who resides permanently outside the country and also is a citizen of a foreign country. If Altaf Bhai loves Pakistan and its people, I appeal to him to go to Pakistan. Otherwise we will be right to think that he is serving the interest of a foreign country.Recommend

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