New coordination committee: MQM chief asks workers to recommend names

Published: May 24, 2013
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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

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.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • TruthFatcor
    May 24, 2013 - 9:50PM

    Fourth Largest party and check the rate of reporting related to party is amazingly high. Even smallest possible things make front page news item. What is secret? Excessive media coverage both print and electronic media is puzzle yet to be resolved.

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  • san
    May 24, 2013 - 10:11PM

    Do they have any choice Altaf Bhai.

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  • Noman
    May 24, 2013 - 10:33PM

    Democratic Parties go through a process called “Intra-Party Election”. Altaf bhai this is 2013 not 80s.

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  • Amir
    May 24, 2013 - 10:42PM

    Imran Khan to head MQM

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 24, 2013 - 10:45PM

    What is the guarantee of a new person who is educated, can speak, read and write English and Urdu, be 100% honest, faithful to MQM and have strong family background will remain alive, in case if he develops differences with the party policies, or want to quit on his own for any reason whatsoever.

    Can Mr. Altaf Hussain provide international guarantees from three Head of the States, two from Western Countries and one from Saudi Arabia.

    If yes, than I am the right person for him and ready to join MQM now.

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  • abcd
    May 24, 2013 - 10:55PM

    @TruthFatcor:
    3rd largest party in the NA has been given the most coverage, way more than the top 2 even. Their leader’s minor injury was given more coverage than the blasts that occurred during that period resulting in massive loss of life…absolutely pathetic.

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  • san
    May 24, 2013 - 11:00PM

    @TruthFatcor:
    Haven’t you heard his speech, while praising all the media outlets across Karachi. He was heartily thankful to all media people for their overwhelming support and love.

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  • May 24, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @TruthFacto – Don’t you know our media is “free” to give over-proportionate coverage to MQM. There is only one Urdu newspaper in Karachi which calls a spade a spade where MQM is involved. However, at times it over-does as well which is as bad as those giving undue coveragge to AH and his party.

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  • Skhan
    May 24, 2013 - 11:44PM

    Didn’t LHC directed PEMRA against this man? still making the headlines! Karachi wants freedom, they want PTI !!

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  • ZEN
    May 25, 2013 - 12:14AM

    All topi drama! Making a fool of awam – again and again. Altaf Hussain, Enough is Enough, leave Karachi alone.Recommend

  • Optimist
    May 25, 2013 - 12:36AM

    He is asking his workers not to earn from any illegal source.
    .
    Does this person do labour jobs to survive in the UK?

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  • ashar
    May 25, 2013 - 12:37AM

    Media coverage is not because of the size of a political party. It is the substance of the news that makes it newsworthy.

    I am sure anything good coming from IK in KP shall be duly acknowledged and covered on media. But I also advise some of the PTI crazy followers to hold back and wait.

    MQM is a party that has achieved historical landmarks in Pakistani Politics and once again going thru a process of historical importance that is the reason of this coverage on the media.

    In the end I would like to advise Chief of MQM to bring Khan of MQM to face Khan of PTI, hopefully the latter will find a dignified opponent in the former, and their match will be very interesting in Karachi.Recommend

  • Nasir Mahmood
    May 25, 2013 - 12:47AM

    Instead of selection, to prove itself a political party, why don’t MQM conduct intra party elections.

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  • Lobster
    May 25, 2013 - 1:07AM

    @TruthFatcor:
    Its THE largest party as far as media business is concerned, otherwise you know, ahem!

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  • Hindu
    May 25, 2013 - 1:08AM

    to the opponents of democracy, this is how it works.
    look how they suddenly realize there are crooks among them.

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  • SMF
    May 25, 2013 - 1:45AM

    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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  • Syed
    May 25, 2013 - 2:28AM

    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.Recommend

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