London group 'expels' four senior leaders from MQM-Pakistan

Published: October 12, 2016
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KARACHI: Days after Altaf Hussain in a video message asked party lawmakers to resign from their seats, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s ‘London group’ ‘revoked’ on Wednesday membership of four senior leaders from MQM-Pakistan.

According to a statement by the MQM London Rabita Committee, Amir Khan, parliamentarian Kishwer Zehra, Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hasan and MPA Faisal Sabzwari were ‘expelled from the party over serious violation of party’s code of conduct’.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Nadeem Nusrat, which was endorsed by Altaf, the statement added.

MQM-Pakistan dissolves APMSO central cabinet

The party also asked its workers and supporters to cut ties with the four ousted leaders, as well as Farooq Sattar who was ‘expelled’ earlier.

Following Altaf’s August 22 anti-Pakistan speech, the MQM has split into two factions: one headed by Sattar in Pakistan, while the other by the leadership in London.

The rift between the two groups is gaining momentum each day as either side tries to counter a move by the other.

On Tuesday, the MQM-Pakistan had disbanded its student wing, All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organisation (APMSO). The APMSO, however, issued a statement, saying only Altaf could dissolve the organisation and the MQM had no right to make such a decision.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • curious2
    Oct 13, 2016 - 2:48AM

    Someone explain why two significant political parties in Pakistan are run by people who reside in UK/Canada — that really make sense to anyone?Recommend

  • KMA
    Oct 13, 2016 - 3:05AM

    “London Group” says it all. I wonder how MQM would do if it’s leadership resided in the USA?Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 13, 2016 - 5:23AM

    This is getting embarrassing . Mqm London is making a joke of itself Recommend

  • ammused
    Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45PM

    How many British political parties have their leaders in Islamabad or Dubai, how many have heard of the minus one formula, how many have meetings 5000 miles away from their homeland, even after nearly 70 years we have not grown up, how can we expect any nation to respect us. This is one reason for the Brexit, the Brits are quite sick and tired of us using their homeland to create garbage. If they had the option, the Brits would not mind throwing out millions of people like the above, mentioned in the article, living off the tax payers money. Recommend

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