A group of people, whose leaders arrived in the country on March 3 with the support of some elements in the ‘establishment’, “is being forced upon” the general public, senior deputy convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Dr Farooq Sattar said here on Friday.
He was reacting to criticism and allegations levelled by Mustafa Kamal against MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Dr Sattar was accompanied by other party office-bearers and parliamentarians.
Speaking at a news conference, held at Khursheed Begum Secretariat, the MQM leader lashed out at MQM dissidents, and said that the group, tainted by allegations of ‘china-cutting’, was involved in creating lawlessness and looting public money.
The group, he said, had created so much social resentment that “one may not be able to do genuine politics”, he said. Terming Kamal’s remarks inappropriate, the MQM leader said that they were “unethical and provocative”. He urged the PEMRA to take action against “the hate speech”, which was constantly being telecast on news channels.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2016.
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