Waseem Akhtar calls for Mirza's house arrest under MPO

Altaf Hussain appeals party workers to remain calm and practice restrain despite Mirza's statements.

Express October 10, 2011

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Member National Assembly (MNA) Waseem Akhtar demanded to put former Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza under house-arrest on Monday.

Akhtar asserted that Mirza should be put under house-arrest under Article 16 of Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) adding that Mirza wants to disrupt peace in Karachi with the help of bandits.

He also requested President Zardari to resolve issues between Mirza and Rehman Malik.

Meanwhile MQM chief Altaf Hussain appealed in a statement to his party workers to remain calm and peaceful despite Mirza's heated statements.

Earlier on Sunday after a trip from overseas, Mirza launched into a diatribe against the MQM, just three days after it formally rejoined the ruling coalition led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

He addressed a press conference at the Peoples Stadium in Lyari lashing out against MQM chief Altaf Hussain and calling the PPP-MQM coalition a conspiracy to break up the country.

Mirza blamed the MQM for several crimes in Karachi including murder, extortion, robbery and even rape. He claimed that he would ‘expose’ the MQM taking ‘evidence’ he has against the party and its chief to courts in the United Kingdom.


Osama | 10 years ago | Reply It seems to be his sudden rise will not see his growth stage and soon will in a same manner will vanish if he would not be able to pursue his claims & allegations.
Azmat | 10 years ago | Reply

I don't understand why few people have to come up with some low-standard point of views regarding Zulfiqar Mirza when he's trying to fight against the traitors of this country. To many of my fellow countrymen who remarked that he is disrupting peace in KHI, please show some support and respect for the one who has the courage to come forward and speak for the people living in KHI. ZM has himself accepted the fact that he has done bad things (magnitude Allah knows) in the past but now he wants to be a good and honest person.

On the other hand, MQM always has an excuse to thier wrongdoings, never they admit thier mistakes and always point fingers on others.

In the end, the root cause of every crisis in PAK is Shariah (Islamic Law) not being a part of the constitution. When Islamic Law is implemented every crisis will come to an end InshAllah!

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