Punjab Assembly: PTI submits resolution against Altaf Hussain's army comments

Hussain said army should not listen to govt if it asks for intervention in Sunni-Shia conflicts in Muslim countries.


Web Desk March 19, 2014
MQM chief Altaf Hussain PHOTO: MQM

LAHORE: A resolution - condemning the statements by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain concerning the army - was submitted in the Punjab Assembly, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The resolution was proposed by Leader of the Opposition and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Mian Mehmoodur Rashid.

On March 18, the MQM chief had appealed to the armed forces not to pay heed to the government in case they ask the military to intervene in Sunni-Shia conflicts in Muslim countries.

Speaking at the party’s 30th Foundation Day, celebrated at Jinnah ground in Karachi, the party leader had said, “The government should not use the Pakistan army for their own purpose and should not involve them in killing Muslim brothers in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and other countries.”

Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid supported the resolution that was submitted in the assembly today.

This is the second time a resolution was proposed against Altaf's statements.

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True Karachiwala | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Punjab Assembly is a perfect ugly symbol of status quo. PTI, PML N, PP, PML Q members from Punjab are happily silent over rapes, making naked women stroll in the village, under the table deals with sectarian banned outfits. But whenever there is a clear and loud voice coming from a middle class party over life and death issues facing Pakistan, they stand united. Is this not strange ?

ali | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

When will PTI learn, stop taking this person seriously for god's sake. He says something one day and apologizes the next day, he is not a mentally stable person and nothing he says needs to be taken seriously except for the robotic followers.

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