Registration: Court seeks govt’s reply on banning MQM 

The LHC chief justice directed the government to submit a comprehensive reply on the petition


Our Correspondent September 20, 2016
On Tuesday, Advocate Ahmad Awais argued on behalf of the petitioner that the government had not decided an application filed with the request of cancelling the registration of MQM as a political party registered in Pakistan had to be faithful to the country. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has sought a detailed reply from the federal government on a petition seeking the cancellation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) registration as a political party.

On Tuesday, Advocate Ahmad Awais argued on behalf of the petitioner that the government had not decided an application filed with the request of cancelling the registration of MQM as a political party registered in Pakistan had to be faithful to the country.

He said the recent statements of MQM founder Altaf Hussain established the party was no more loyal to the country and asked the court to order the government to cancel the MQM’s registration. The LHC chief justice directed the government to submit a comprehensive reply on the petition and referred the matter to a full bench already hearing a case regarding ban on the MQM chief.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2016.

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