MQM urges army chief for meeting

MQM Convener Nadeem Nusrat alleged that some elements from agencies were involved in pressurising MQM members


Our Correspondent April 19, 2016
PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI:


The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has sought a meeting with Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to provide him evidence of the threats their leaders and parliamentarians are receiving to join the new party led by dissident Mustafa Kamal.


“We appeal to army chief to intervene, play his role and end the game being played with us,” urged MQM Convener Nadeem Nusrat during a press conference in Karachi via video link from London on Monday.

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“Our parliamentarians, chairmen and vice chairmen, union councillors and town in-charges are getting threatening calls from known and unknown numbers,” he said. He alleged that some elements from agencies were involved in pressurising MQM members. “Around 99.9% of people have rejected this ‘dry-cleaning factory’ set up on Khayaban-e-Sehar while parliamentarians are being forced to join through threats,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th,  2016.

 

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COMMENTS (2)

Procrastinator | 5 years ago | Reply MQM getting threats?? Could any of us ever imagine this to happen couple of years back
Napier Mole | 5 years ago | Reply If the powers who are supposedly interested in the prosperity of Karachi - and not just law and order in Karachi - had their calculations right then Dec 2015 provided an opportunity to put things right on a permanent basis. Mqm had won LB elections and its militant arm was largely clipped. Its chastened leaders had promised no return to militancy. They must have been allowed to assume the local bodies powers and serve the urban areas of Sindh which are now becoming a byword in decay. That this was not done shows short sightedness, arrogance and, at worst, bias. The end result: a historic, wasted opportunity.
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