‘Altaf recovering fast from illness’

Coordination committee says he’ll be home soon.

Irfan Aligi September 03, 2011

KARACHI: As former Sindh senior minister Zulfiqar Mirza continued his tirade against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the party said that its chief Altaf Hussain is fast recovering from his illness.

While the coordination committee said that Hussain will return home soon, reliable sources with the party said he had been discharged a couple of days ago and celebrated Eid at home.

Sources said he can be expected to address people via telephone in the next few days.

Eminent personalities phone Hussain

Politicians and other eminent personalities phoned Hussain to enquire about his well-being, including petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain, Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl leader and opposition leader in the Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Jamhoori Watan Party leader Shahzain Bugti.

Hussain’s Eid message

On the occasion of Eid, Hussain said he prayed that Allah helps Pakistan overcome internal as well as external challenges and threats.

He prayed for the well-being of Muslims across the globe.

He said that the leaders of Muslim countries should manifest unity and struggle for the betterment and prosperity of their respective nations.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2011.


Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 10 years ago | Reply

I wish speedy recovery to Mr. Altaf Hussain, as he is the only one to which his party members listen to him.

Sooner or later every one has to meet his creator but the question arises: what legacy Mr. Altaf Hussain will leave after him?

There is no proper hierarchy in any political party of Pakistan including MQM. If the Chief of the Party is not available to make on spot decision on any matter due to any reason whatsoever, then there is no other person, who can make decision on behalf of its chief?.

The prime fault in the political parties of Pakistan is that there is no democratic system within and elections are not held in the political parties to elect the office bearers. This provides an opportunity to the chief of the political party to take arbitrary decisions.

If a political party cannot induce democracy within its ranks, how it is possible that when a political party comes into power, it will be able to run the country democratically?

Despite the fact that after the introduction of internet, the world has become global village, but no political leader of Pakistan is interested to learn lessons from the renowned political parties of the world, as how they run their affairs effectively, efficiently and at the same time democratically.

It is unfortunate that in Pakistan the word “DEMOPCARCY’ is in several forms.

For instance without holding elections in their respective political parties, all chiefs of political parties in Pakistan talks about democracy, but any political party is power

Once a political party won majority of seats in national and provincial assemblies, its makes the government but do not take the other stake holders into confidence before making any major decisions in the country.

There are number of such examples which can be quoted, but I would like to restrict my comments due to shortage of space in these columns.

IZ | 10 years ago | Reply

Very mysterious, some thing very fishy.

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