MQM chief booked for 'sex education' speech

By AFP
Published: February 28, 2016
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KARACHI: A case has been registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain by a woman against his speech on sex education, police said Saturday.

MQM chief had been filmed giving the controversial speech to workers in Karachi via phone from London, according to police.

A woman who saw the footage online of the alleged talk alerted police, who have now filed a case against Hussain.

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“We have registered a case against Altaf Hussain and 20 of his party colleagues under the charges of publicly uttering immodest words after a woman named as Nasreen filed an application against them,” Rao Muhammad Anwar, senior superintendent of police in the Malir area of Karachi, told AFP.

In a statement to authorities, Nasreen wrote she had been browsing the internet when she came across the clip of Hussain, addressing a mixed group of staff.

“He was publicly telling the women about the sexual contact between male and female and his party workers were also repeating his words. It seems that he was intoxicated,” she said.

Anwar said other MQM leaders, including members of parliament and the party’s candidate for Karachi mayor, were facing investigation over allegations such as organising the meeting and repeating Hussain’s words.

But a spokesperson for MQM hit back, saying the investigation was unconstitutional.

“Our party is a law abiding party which believes in peaceful struggle and these kind of cases against party leadership is against the constitution of the country. We will face it in the court,” said Amin ul Haq, who is also named in the case.

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The party refused to comment on the accusations.

Talking publicly about sex is taboo in Pakistan.

The MQM, which is run by Hussain from London, is the main political party in Karachi, a city of 20 million.

It represents an ethnic migrant community and is the fourth largest party in the lower house of parliament with 23 members. But it has long been blamed for ethnic violence in Karachi and has clashed repeatedly with the authorities.

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  • Adeel Abbas
    Feb 28, 2016 - 12:21PM

    What was she searching for while browsing? She should have been booked to search for a sex.Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Feb 28, 2016 - 12:32PM

    MQM and its supremo would twaddle about everything on Earth from sex to

    the “mistake” of creating Pakistan. What they never gab about is

    the problems of sindhi wadera occupied colony of Karachi

    and Urdu speaking people from whose blood and

    money they have been living princes’ lives

    in UK and Texas US. Recommend

  • Thora Bora
    Feb 28, 2016 - 1:49PM

    It was not not sex education, it was just example that the society need. Every one can see the worse consequences of lack of sex education. So it would be better to think around rather making a drama.Recommend

  • Aslam
    Feb 28, 2016 - 1:56PM

    Wow!
    What a great nation whose citizens are outraged by sex education but stay mum about leaders carrying on with illegitimate extramarital relationships, fathering illegitimate children, raping young girls and boys, murdering and then openly confessing to those murders. Pity this nation of bigots. Pity it’s leaders.Recommend

  • Feb 28, 2016 - 2:12PM

    A perverted mind can get sexual gratification from a Human Anatomy Atlas, but in actual it is a tool of education for medical students.Recommend

  • Fawad Farid Soomro
    Feb 28, 2016 - 2:34PM

    I salute you madam, takes a lot of courage to stand up to a man like Altaf Hussain!!!Recommend

  • imran ali
    Feb 28, 2016 - 2:45PM

    What about vice chancellor of Jamia Binoria. recent talk on tv.about Obaid Chinoy.now it has become fashion to registered cases against AH.and MQM to divert public attention from burning issue…Recommend

  • doom
    Feb 28, 2016 - 2:45PM

    @Adeel Abbas:
    I am pretty sure that absolutely no one on Earth searching for sex on the internet looks at Altaf Hussain videos. No one. Not one single person. No. One.Recommend

  • OBSERVER
    Feb 28, 2016 - 2:50PM

    It has become favorite past time activities for police and court to register cases against A.H.and MQM..Genuine FIR cannot be registered if one goes to police stationRecommend

  • Thandear
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:07PM

    @Adeel Abbas: so you want to say that his speech comes under the category of sex?Recommend

  • Salim Khan
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:14PM

    This has become a joke now. Altaf bhai saying something long time back and a lady finding it on youtube something objectionable. Are we in our senses? or is it the continuation of harassment of Moahajirs? This is going to create more problem in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Syedpk
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:17PM

    So in Pakistan you get an FIR booked on you when u soeak in facts of life, but when you challenge the state and publicly call for jihad against state kill army men all right in the heart of the capital you get to roam free. Or if you refer to the terrorists as SHAHEED and the army Jawans as oppressors then u get to roam free, when a man comes to court to record his statement with 50 arm gaurds and clearly instructs them if any police ofdicer comes to arrest him directly gun him down, not to mention publically supporting a known terrorist and publically acxepting that he gave the terrorist arms and ammunition to attack political opposition he also get to roam free. No wonder Pakistan is in this state.Recommend

  • Ali
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:32PM

    What was this women searching on the internet???
    PTA should take notice and where is chou Nisar isn’t Pakistan’s integrity on the line over here.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:49PM

    @Adeel Abbas:
    Its quite natural for a person to believe in an act of what he himself is fond of doing. On the other hand, all kinds of stuff ends up on a social media. Its not necessary you specifically search for itRecommend

  • Asad
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:54PM

    @Syed Ali Raza Abidi:
    Internet is also a tool for educating the masses while people also use it for various other immoral reasons..Recommend

  • goldconsumer
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:56PM

    Well technically, bhai was wrong. All people with some medical background would agree. I can’t express it openly you know :-PRecommend

  • pakistani
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:56PM

    the meaning of Egg has been changed for ever by “sir” altaf :).Recommend

  • Asad
    Feb 28, 2016 - 3:58PM

    @Adeel Abbas:
    you are such a blind follower, you wont criticize the stupid, unwanted, and not to forget highly immoral details by the esteemed leader of MQM, but the mere search. our society is doomed to fail soonRecommend

  • Mk
    Feb 28, 2016 - 4:17PM

    I don’t see any benefits of him giving the speech except it’s entertainment value!
    I really don’t see how a woman could be offended, obviously she is trying to get a small pay day out of this. Naseen needs to get a life, people have sex, you are a by product of sex which also happens to be a lot of fun, live with it and this really isn’t a news story.

    I also don’t know why I posted on such a non news l, news item Recommend

  • Lohaar Sharif
    Feb 28, 2016 - 4:20PM

    She must be “Hot”Recommend

  • liaqat ali
    Feb 28, 2016 - 4:34PM

    @Adeel Abbas: I received the clip on my FB page shared by somebody . Women had no place to hide from words spoken by AH .it was shameful to say the least and also for you to accuse the woman with your bad words. Recommend

  • Fahad Zia
    Feb 28, 2016 - 4:48PM

    As if it wasn’t embarrassing enough for the MQM already.. Cut some slack for them, they are tortured by their leader every night..Recommend

  • wasim khan
    Feb 28, 2016 - 6:54PM

    After reading the News about MQM being framed by a lady called Nasreen because shee saw a VDO of Altaf Hussain where he was discussing about sex education. This is rediculas, police is making mokery of Pakistani Law. Any tom diken harry wants to put some one in trouble, they use the help of Police officer whose record is already doubtful and who anti MQM. This situation is not benefitting our country at all instead it generating against each other. PM says he wants peaceful Karachi, if he really wants peace in Karachi then he must act accordingly and cities problems, and stop double standards , stop harasment to Karachi’s main part and provide justice to the people of Karachi.

    Let the city government start functioning, so that civic situation is improved, people of group stop collecting rubbish at CM’s house.

    Allah save our country from these wrong kind of people, politicians and government, these people are afraid to visit police stations for reporting crimes, thefts etc because they themselves get trouble from police or the criminals. No one is there to protect the innocent people except Allah.Recommend

  • Salim
    Feb 28, 2016 - 7:18PM

    It has become a routine to register FIRs AH and MQM leaders everyday. What a game someone is playing and what objectives are to be achieved using such tactics.Recommend

  • Mian muhammad
    Feb 28, 2016 - 10:04PM

    He has gone mad. He has reached the age from where he can’t be back. MQM will finish if they continue on the same track.Recommend

  • Really?
    Feb 28, 2016 - 10:07PM

    Really Pakistan? Talking about sex for education purpose is immodest? Have the 130 millions people born without that? Or are they gifted?Recommend

  • Alter Ego
    Feb 28, 2016 - 10:08PM

    @Mk:
    Teachers give sex education speeches.
    Social workers give sex education speeches.
    Leaders dont give sex education speeches
    Have you ever seen Nawaz Sharif,Zardari,Clinton or Obama give sex education speeches.
    I would assume that fully grown men and women,perhaps with children of their own have learnt about the origin of life by now.Recommend

  • Hairaan
    Feb 29, 2016 - 1:30AM

    All those advocating for AH. Would you dare sit with your mother, sister and daughter while such a nonsense is being broadcast?Recommend

  • SK5
    Feb 29, 2016 - 4:49AM

    So was this guy addressing a political rally or conducting a sex education class?Recommend

  • Alter Ego
    Feb 29, 2016 - 5:13PM

    @Really?:
    Have you really gone insane?
    When your guests come to visit do you start a lecture about toilet habits?
    Or do you start with sex education?
    How about discussing child birth with your guests?
    Altaf Hussain is a “political leader”,i use that term loosely.
    He is a not a sex educationalist.
    I bet you will not dare to use the same language with your guests or your parents ,yet here you are defending Altaf Bhai.Recommend

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