New coordination committee: MQM chief asks workers to recommend names

Says the recommendations should be based on merit and not on favouritism.

Web Desk May 24, 2013
Altaf, in his earlier statement had warned the corrupt office-bearers that if they didn't mend their ways, he would become unavailable to the party. PHOTO: APP

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has asked workers and office-bearers of the party to recommend one person from their respective sectors to join the coordination committee.

All recommendations should be made entirely on merit and the recommended person should fit a certain criteria, he said, per a statement released on Friday.

"He should be educated, honest and be able to read and write fluently in English and Urdu. He must also have a strong family background," Altaf specified. Workers were directed to submit their recommendations to the provisional coordination committee.

The party chief warned the sectors against forwarding the names of undeserving candidates, based on favouritism. He said if members were caught violating the instructions, he will have nothing to do with them.

Altaf said the workers who plan on doing this should not attend the General Worker's Meeting of MQM scheduled for Sunday.

In his earlier statement, the MQM supremo had warned that if party workers did not improve, they would lose him.

He had also asked the workers to terminate contact with anyone who is found to be involved in any activity frowned upon by the party.

Addressing the provisional Coordination Committee, Altaf said that people who are accorded a certain responsibility must discharge their duties, otherwise they would be asked to resign.

It would be better to stop the movement altogether instead of allowing corrupt office-bearers to remain in the party, he added.


Syed | 10 years ago | Reply Total acting and drama. Altaf Hussain should be the first person to take out of the organization. He made himself serious threatening remarks against the PTI workers and now he is scared of losing in Karachi because of rivals and serious cases against him. Do not listen to his false and lie statements.
SMF | 10 years ago | Reply

I request people to think about the city of Karachi not the political parties. The Extremist elements infiltrating the largest economic capital of Pakistan. Why isn't army or other Law enforcement agencies going against this infiltration??? I request my fellow Pakistanis to shed their ethnic differences and political inclinations to think in an unbiased way for the betterment of the country as a whole. Don't let these politicians engage you in radical(jazbati) activities and use you for their own political fame and agenda. Focus on the issues not the political parties. we have voted the electables i.e we are the power. therefore we are also capable of pressurizing them to focus on the major practical issues. Now our duty starts to make them do the important!!

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