Karachi violence: MQM, PML-N walk out of National Assembly

MQM leader blames government for violence in Karachi. PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel appears in National Assembly.

Express July 22, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday walked out from the National Assembly session to protest the recent incidents of violence in Karachi.

MQM leader Sajid Ahmed accused Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and senior provincial minister Zulfiqar Mirza for the violence in Karachi.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said peace in Karachi was necessary for the stability of the country.

Gilani condemned the incident in Malir and said an investigation will be conducted into the killings.

Speaking to the media outside the assembly, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi blamed the government for violence in Karachi and demanded that the killings be stopped immediately.

Anjum Aqeel produced in the assembly

PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel also appeared in the National Assembly on production orders issued by the speaker of the lower house.

Addressing members of the National Assembly, the MNA pleaded that he was being politically victimised. He said he has been arrested in a case which was dismissed one and a half years ago.

Aqeel pointed out that he had been detained with hardened criminals and demanded that a parliamentary committee be formed to investigate his case.

The assembly session has been adjourned for an indefinite period.

Raza Haroon nominated for Sindh Assembly Opposition leader slot

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has nominated Raza Haroon as the opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly.

Haroon’s nomination was finalised during a meeting of the MQM’s parliamentary party meeting in at the provincial assembly. MQM coordination committee members were also present in the meeting.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Haroon said the MQM will play the role of a positive opposition in the assembly.

He condemned the Malir incident and said criminals had been allowed to take innocent lives and capture areas.

The MQM leader said party workers and supporters were being targeted in such incidents.


Missing happy khi | 9 years ago | Reply

@ sajida...that is so true i wonder why people cant correlate such happenings...

Sajida | 9 years ago | Reply

Why is it that violence against MQM takes place under every PPP led Government? This is conduct unbecoming. Note: violence was absent, even when MQM was not in power during first Musharraf Government. Note: In Brazil this hasn't happened and neither has it happened in Turkey. In Turkey, the Islamist party is showing up inadequacy of secular party in Pakistan. If the claim is that a secular party is superior, let the results speak for themselves! Not only is economy booming under Islamist party, while Pakistan';s slides into stagflation;but Istanbul has won a prize from Europe!! See: http://www.riazhaq.com/2011/07/political-patronage-trumps-public.html

Politics Trump Policy in Pakistan


Istanbul — A Megalopolis That’s Beginning to Work

Please note in 1980's, the largest Turkish cities changed their unitary structure to a decentralized structure. Turkish Government did this because they wanted to join EU and Europe had started a policy of urban decentralization. Karachities and Pakistanis, read this and weep!

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