Altaf Hussain announces new MQM Coordination Committee

Decision to reshuffle MQM comes in the wake of complaints that Altaf Hussain received about MQM's party workers.

Web Desk May 26, 2013
23 members were nominated for the new Coordination Committee. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: In a General Workers' Meeting on Sunday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain announced a new Coordination Committee, along with other reshuffling in the party, Express News reported.

In his telephonic address to the party members gathered in Azizabad, Karachi, Altaf selected members who are to join the new Coordination Committee, and said that no one will be allowed to nominate new members on the basis of favouritism.

23 people reportedly joined the new Coordination Committee while 10 members were selected for the newly formed Karachi Tanzeemi Committee.

Amir Khan, Aslam Afridi, Haider Abbaas Rizvi, Nasreen Jaleel, Dr Saghir Ahmad, Wasay Jaleel and Kunwar Naveed Jalil were among those who were announced as members of the new Coordination Committee.

Nasir Jamal, Khalid Maqbool Siddiq and Nadeem Nusrat were selected as Deputy Conveners for the new Coordination Committee.

Party member Farooq Sattar was given the position of MQM's International Diplomatic Relations In-charge.

Certain members of the Coordination Committee had their membership revoked on Sunday, including Raza Haroon, Saleem Shehzad and Asif Siddiqui.

Altaf further stated that MQM workers could not involve themselves in plot permit cases.

"No MQM worker will involve himself in plot permit cases from now on or any other activity that discredits the political party."

The MQM chief had earlier asked party workers to send him recommendations for new members of the Coordination Committee based strictly on merit. The decision to carry out reshuffling in the political party comes in the wake of complaints and e-mails that were sent to Altaf on inefficiencies reported on the part of MQM's party workers.

In an earlier statement, Altaf had said that if his party workers didn't mend their ways, they will lose his support indefinitely.


SAH | 11 years ago | Reply

This isn't going to change anything. This is all about bringing in more submissive faces who would 'listen' to and follow the instructions coming from Mr. Hussain. This is just to secure his own position. We must remember there is only one man at the helm of the affairs. Raabta Committee is just a figurehead - it simply follows the orders that come from the top. There is no room for discussion, suggestions or disagreement. So the change is required at the top. In all honesty, it's high time Mr. Hussain stepped down and let someone else take over. He is part of the problem; so he can't be part of the solution. But he doesn't want to let go of the control. He has driven the party to nowhere and now it's gone completely haywire. His immature decisions, incoherent and abusive speeches, silly antics, infamous flip-flops - all has led to the situation the party is in today. MQM is synonymous with him. It carries the same image as he does. They need some serious introspection, deliberation and face-lifting; they need to change the whole value system and culture; they need to seek a clear direction; and that's only going to happen when he's not in the frame.

SyedPk | 11 years ago | Reply

@Nadeem, When mqm doesnt do anything you complain, when it does something positive still you make out a negative point of it. Please stop acting like a stereo-typed version of Desi-Saas (mother-in-law)

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