Conspiracy theory: No militant wing in MQM, says Altaf Hussain

Published: March 17, 2015
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KARACHI: 

The head of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday ruled out the possibility of a militant wing existing in his highly-disciplined political outfit, calling the allegation a part of the conspiracies hatched against the party.

“The MQM has no type of militant wings. The party has thousands of workers and if some people are taking the law in their own hands, then it is their personal conduct,” said Altaf Hussain, in a statement issued some five days after the Rangers carried out a raid on the party’s Nine-Zero headquarters

Terming the MQM as a liberal, democratic and progressive party, he said he had clearly instructed his workers not to forget the party’s policy for tolerance and peace.

Altaf also disowned the social media activists criticising the Rangers and police. He said people on the social media pretending to be MQM workers were engaged in confrontation with the Rangers and police. They have no affiliation with the party, he said.

The MQM chief said to his workers that the party would not engage in conflict with any law enforcement agency and would adopt the means of peaceful protests to record the injustices being committed against it.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2015.

 

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Haris
    Mar 17, 2015 - 4:28AM

    And I get to sleep with Scarlett Johanssan every night …. Recommend

  • Jamal Ali
    Mar 17, 2015 - 4:36AM

    Seriously Altaf – as a Karachite and a ex-MQM supporter I find this offensive to say such a thing. Even a 10 year old kid knows that if you get a “parchi” you better pay up to MQM goons otherwise you will have some “namaloom afraad” incident. Please clean up MQM, JI, TTP, Aman Committee etc etc. All bunch of second rated goons suppressing whatever is left of the middle-class in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Shafiullah Shirazi
    Mar 17, 2015 - 5:21AM

    How one can comment on this claim…..No militant wing exist in MQM???? All members or pure …..they live like angles in Karachi!!!! Recommend

  • Troubled
    Mar 17, 2015 - 5:23AM

    The man has eaten too much nihari. He has gone into food induced madness.Recommend

  • Khawar Butt
    Mar 17, 2015 - 6:16AM

    People of Pakistan are not that naïve.Recommend

  • Saad
    Mar 17, 2015 - 8:21AM

    @Haris: Loll good oneRecommend

  • SK
    Mar 17, 2015 - 8:24AM

    Bhai…… for guys like you, they invented proverb- wake up and smell coffeeRecommend

  • Ebaad
    Mar 17, 2015 - 9:09AM

    Similarly there is no poverty in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Mar 17, 2015 - 9:30AM

    @Haris:
    Hahaha..priceless!Recommend

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