KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday while terming the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report of the Baldia factory fire as false and baseless claimed that the report is aimed at conspiring against the party.
While addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, Nine Zero, MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said the JIT report was being used to conduct a media trial of the MQM, and conspiracy is being hatched against the party.
“This report is a part of the conspiracy through which MQM’s image is being tarnished,” he said adding that, “We condemn such false conspiracies.”
Speaking on the occasion, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi argued that several baseless JITs against MQM chief Altaf Hussain and party workers were prepared in the past but all of them proved futile.
He added that the report was an inclusive and open-ended report based on hearsay.
“Was any action taken against those named in the JIT,” asked Rizvi.
Rizvi said that the negative response of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and its Information Secretary Shireen Mazari to the report JIT was surprising. Rizvi said the party’s legal consultants are looking into the matter, and may demand for constitution of judicial commission on the issue.
Farooq Sattar also addressed the media briefing, and said "several JIT reports against the MQM are present in the archives", which are pulled on and off to victimize them.
He added that the MQM has a zero tolerance policy against criminals, and if anyone from the party is involved in such acts, he should be tried according to the law.
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