Amir Liaquat bids farewell to MQM, politics

Published: August 23, 2016
Aamir Liaquat Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

Aamir Liaquat Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

Hours after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders addressed the media at the Karachi Press Club, famous TV personality and politician Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain has announced quitting the Karachi-based political party and politics.

“I am fed up now. I am not in the MQM from today,” he announced during live show on a private TV channel Tuesday evening, saying he is fed up with the way the party functions.

“I apologise again and again to Pakistan and Pakistanis. Nothing is more important to me than Pakistan.”

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“If he can’t control himself, he should stay away from politics and write books instead,” he said while referring to Altaf Hussain.

Sattar in a presser earlier during the day said the MQM will disassociate with anyone who resorted to violence and the party affairs will be run from Pakistan.

“Slogans were raised yesterday regarding the state of Pakistan which should not have been raised at any cost.”

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Liaquat also spoke to reporters, saying the party is always loyal to the country. He also raised slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad”.

Sattar was released from Rangers custody after an overnight detention. He was detained along with nine other MQM leaders on Monday night after party workers attacked media houses following Altaf’s inflammatory speech.

At least one person was killed and over half a dozen injured as MQM workers and police clashed.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Sabi
    Aug 23, 2016 - 10:21PM

    Those who don’t know what crook is, should see this man.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Aug 23, 2016 - 10:35PM

    I hate Aamir Liaquat but i think he’s realized that he should not be with killers anymore and he seems to a patriot. Nation should forgive him after he’s been ashamed. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 24, 2016 - 12:19AM

    Aaah ! ……its hard to decided who’s the lucky one, MQM or Amir. Recommend

  • qbc
    Aug 24, 2016 - 12:25AM

    Amir liaquat is a good man he has helped many many people in Pakistan people who disrespect him should only do so if they do even 1% of the welfare work he has done.

    But talking against people is our favourite pass timeRecommend

  • oats
    Aug 24, 2016 - 12:38AM

    @Raisani: I dislike Amir Liaqat as a low class hypocrite who only wants to safeguard his career as a TN personality for the illiterate masses in Karachi. His low class language exposed on media and his cheap antics of giving gifts make a mockery of the uneducated people who flock to his shows. The fact that he could be part of an organization like MQM shows his nature and he can’t pretend to leave them now to save his non existent reputation.Recommend

  • Jatt
    Aug 24, 2016 - 2:18AM

    Another yoyo personality.Recommend

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