MQM demands judicial probe into Zahra Hussain's murder

Farooq Sattar says they will be filing a civil and criminal defamation suit against Imran Khan.


Web Desk May 18, 2013
Farooq Sattar condemns Imran Khan's allegations against Altaf Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Hours after the senior vice president in Sindh of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was shot dead in Karachi, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) demanded that a high level judicial inquiry be conducted into the events surrounding the murder.

Speaking at an emergency press conference early on Sunday, a visibly agitated MQM deputy convener Farooq Sattar, on behalf of the MQM further extended their party chief's condolence and condemnation message to the family of Hussain and PTI workers.

"We express our condolences and solidarity with PTI workers.  We also have to look at the implications of this murder and who could be behind this."

He also expressed concerns at how the incident occurred despite stringent security measures in the area for re-elections  in the constituency in just a few hours.

"We also have to look at the implications of this murder and who could be behind this."

In the same stride, Sattar condemned PTI chief Imran Khan's immediate allegations against Altaf Hussain even before the facts around the incident had become clear.

Shortly after the incident, Imran in a statement said that he held the MQM chief responsible for the death of the PTI leader.

"We think this was a move to malign the character of Altaf Hussain."

Sattar added that this was a petty move on part of the PTI chief. "They [PTI] demonstrated their political immaturity and made a petty move by blaming Altaf Hussain."

"If a series of blame games start then it would make the investigation prejudiced."

The MQM leader condemned Imran's allegations, made before investigations into the murder began, and said that they will now be filing a civil and criminal defamation suit against Imran Khan and a case under  Article 62 and 63 over the Sita White case.

Soon afterwards though, many MQM members protested against the attitude of the Coordination committee, which apologised to the workers after an address by the MQM supremo.

In the telephonic address, Altaf apologised to MQM workers. He complained that some workers were not paying attention to what he was saying.

COMMENTS (27)

naeem khan Manhattan,Ks | 8 years ago | Reply It is an eye wash and the nation know the true color of MQM.Where the heck is ISI and other intelligence agencies, they are well paid and well fed and why don't they do their job and figure out who is responsible for this carnage in Karachi and Hyderabad. Settle this problem once for all and if these people don't like to live under Pakistan's umbrella then they are free to immigrate any where they want to. Our nation wants peace and prosperity like the rest of the world and we deserve it.
Luciferous | 8 years ago | Reply

@Lion:@Luciferous:Thank you so much next time I will take care of it. but let me know who is in this world does this kind of act by putting witness around. Do you live in the fools paradise?

I did not make these rules, that is the Sharia'a law!! I pointed this out because Mr. Sattar invoked articles 62 and 63. There are very stringent rules of evidence according to Sharia'a to convict someone of adultery and that is it! You need 4 sane, adult males (or 8 women) actually witnessing the couple in action AND then testify in court. If there is discrepency between witness accounts then the accused couple is found innocent and the witness are deemed false witnesses and liable to the same punishment prescribed for adultery, i-e the stoning to death. I am not making it up; check it out for yourself!

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