Asghar Khan case: MQM demands action against army, govt officials

Published: October 21, 2012
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Asks politicians who received money to surrender before the law. PHOTO: FILE

Asks politicians who received money to surrender before the law. PHOTO: FILE

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s ruling on Asghar Khan’s petition, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has demanded action against the army and government officials involved in rigging the 1990 elections.

According to a press release issued by the party’s co-coordination committee on Saturday, the committee asked all politicians who accepted money from army and intelligence officials to “show courage” and surrender themselves to the law.

It further claimed that MQM chief Altaf Hussain was also offered money like others but he refused to accept it and ‘sell his conscience’.

The statement said that the case bore out the fact that government agencies had been meddling in the country’s political process and influencing elections.

The committee called for ensuring that all state institutions work within their framework in future and do not transgress their constitutional limits.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2012.

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  • Ali Ashfaq
    Oct 21, 2012 - 11:19AM

    Supreme Court should also Finalize the Karachi Law and Order Case and Bhatta in Karachi on the basis of Joint Investigation Reports already available to them.

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  • Jenai dau
    Oct 21, 2012 - 11:21AM

    Corruption is the root cause of the current situatuon in Pakistan.

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  • Imran
    Oct 21, 2012 - 11:29AM

    MQM winning !!

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  • Shah
    Oct 21, 2012 - 11:44AM

    If PML-N had not come to power in 1990, maybe the operation cleanup would not have been initiated in Sindh and then diverted to Karachi. The seeds of hatred would not have been sown. Innocent people would not have died.
    Maybe.

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  • PTI Mardan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 12:06PM

    How about demanding action against people masterminding target killing?Recommend

  • Asad
    Oct 21, 2012 - 12:27PM

    Well one has to give credit to us for being such a hypocrite society! When the same court was going to decide the fate of May 12, what happened in Karachi we all know….When the same court asked the Gillani led government to write the letter to Swiss authorities, we all know what happened….& now when the same court has decided on the Asghar Khan case, everyone in the government is telling us how speedy the implementation of the justice should take place…come on, when will the nation rise against the corrupt & inept government??? Are we going to see this drama for the next 4-5 months on the media??? PPP talk about mandate, then why Bhutto denied to give the seat to Mujib Ur Rehman inspite the fact he has won the elections democratically ????? Was he the only patriot on the Land of Pure???

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  • Shah
    Oct 21, 2012 - 2:33PM

    @PTI Mardan:
    They have demanded that. They have also demanded de-weaponisation of the whole country. What good has it done? A political party said that weapons are a part of the tradition of the people who vote for them and they will not hand over their weapons.

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  • Syed Salman Ali
    Oct 21, 2012 - 3:52PM

    Collars UP as this is official now that #Qet #AltafHussain is the only leader who refuses to take money from agencies in 1990 #MQM #Pakistan

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  • Atif Yousufzai
    Oct 21, 2012 - 6:40PM

    @PTI Mardan i bet you are PMLN supporter

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  • A. Khan
    Oct 21, 2012 - 11:52PM

    @ Ali Ashfaq
    @ Asad

    Supreme court commission already given its recommendation over conditions in karachi which is ‘all political and religious parties have there militant wings in karachi’.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 22, 2012 - 12:03AM

    Who said that, Sell your TV and buy a gun.

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  • Mirza
    Oct 22, 2012 - 6:46AM

    A very fair demand indeed. However, never in Pakistan the generals and their rightwing supporters are punished for any wrongdoings. The surrender of E. Pakistan, defeat at Kargil, hosting OBL, and stealing money to steal elections from popular nationalist leaders. It is Pakistan where these rich and powerful bule state pillars are safe for ever.

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  • rafiq
    Oct 22, 2012 - 10:09AM

    @Pakistani:
    and askk india for protection if could kicked out of pakistan,,, this party is full of jokes and jokers

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  • rafiq
    Oct 22, 2012 - 10:12AM

    @Imran:
    yeh and the king joker coming back to pakistan as well

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Nov 9, 2012 - 5:45PM

    But Afaq Ahmed of MQM-H claimed in a TV interview that Quaid Tehreek was given 50 lakh rupees and he is a witness to it.

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