Altaf Hussain dissolves MQM Karachi Committee

Published: May 21, 2013

Altaf Hussain took the decision after a meeting of general party workers. PHOTO: MQM/FILE

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday dissolved its Karachi Tanzeemi Committee, according to a report on their official website.

All other departments, sectors, units and committees will maintain their status quo.

The decision was made following observations and recommendations made by public and party workers during a general workers meeting held at party’s head-quarters at 90 in Karachi.

Altaf simultaneously appealed to all those senior party workers who have been inactive for a while to rejoin the party for the sake of party’s cause.

Another general workers’ meeting has been scheduled for Saturday when other decisions will also be taken.

Reader Comments (13)

  • MJ
    May 21, 2013 - 11:14PM

    It is time that MQM addresses the root cause of all these problems and that is Mr. AH himself. He should be “retired” as he and his speeches have become a liability and whatever goodwill and political capital that MQM has earned in the past 25 years is being eroded by their own leader’s irresponsible comments and behavior. I am sure that MQM has many young dynamic workers who can very well take control of the situation and lead the party much better than how it is being led from London.

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  • rizwan
    May 21, 2013 - 11:20PM

    who caresRecommend

  • liberal_pak
    May 21, 2013 - 11:39PM

    First Rabita Committee was roughed up,now Karachi Tanzeem Committe is fired. Seems all is not well inside MQM. Party is in crisis after crisis. They need to innovate and transform to become real pro-people party, the current modes operandi has completely failed.Recommend

  • Muslim Leaguer
    May 21, 2013 - 11:56PM

    He should overhaul his media team as well. They did worst job immediately after the elections!

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  • Barjungle
    May 22, 2013 - 12:06AM

    MQM is the best!

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  • Shah
    May 22, 2013 - 12:14AM

    MQM needs to massively re-work on their discipline or soon their organisation will become non existence.

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  • UFF
    May 22, 2013 - 12:34AM

    Waow. Didn’t see this coming.

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  • ashar
    May 22, 2013 - 12:36AM

    Not enough Pir sahab. The actual culprits are still there. you need to do more.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 22, 2013 - 1:09AM

    This was very much expected after the Karachi Raabita Committee was thrashed by the workers of MQM, day before yesterday at 04:00 hrs in the morning while Mr. Altaf Hussain was addressing the workers at 90.

    The Karachi Raabta Committee should be given a break, as people now want to see new faces.

    What MQM is lacking is that it does not have very many people who can handle the situation of Karachi and at the same time face the media in view of the recent political development and changes that are coming in Karachi.

    PTI have given a tough time to MQM in 2013 election and by the time next general election will be held, it will be all over PTI in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur and not the MQM.

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  • SKHN
    May 22, 2013 - 1:29AM

    There is no democracy in this party, I never knew who is president, chairman, deputy chairman, vice president, general secretary, joint secretary, Karachi or Sindh president ?? A normal political party usually carry these type of titles, right? Who would be Altaf’s successor! It would be a total disaster and Karachi would have to pay the price! Recommend

  • mrs ahmed
    May 22, 2013 - 1:37AM

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/21/karachi-altaf-hussain-mqm-pakistan?
    Leaked diplomatic cables, meanwhile, show the US was impressed with the MQM’s municipal record after it won control of Karachi city council in 2005. Its young mayor improved tax collection rates, built roads and devised water schemes in an overcrowded metropolis and port city of 16 million people. “The MQM based in Karachi appears to be transforming itself from a group of thugs to a service-based, grassroots political party,” one diplomat wrote in 2008.

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  • ALI
    May 22, 2013 - 2:40AM

    The Only solution of these Problems is to Ban MQM :)

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  • Aysha
    May 22, 2013 - 2:42AM

    @Shah:
    wishful thinking

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