Severing ties: MQM chief disowns Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad

Published: April 22, 2015
Altaf Hussaid advises MQM workers not to approach Ebad for any personal or party-related issues.

Altaf Hussaid advises MQM workers not to approach Ebad for any personal or party-related issues.

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain announced on Thursday that he is ending relations with Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad, Express News reported Wednesday.

During an address with party workers, Altaf said that MQM members must not approach Ebad for any personal or party-related issues as he has no relationship with the party any more.

Read: MQM chief takes back resignation on party’s request

Altaf denied the Sindh governor to have any association with the party and added that Ebad was merely a representative of the government.

The MQM chief said that under his tenure there was not only a raid at his house but party members were arrested and killed and Ebad did not issue any notices for further investigation into the matter.

MQM Chief also requested the media not to associate Ebad with the party during any discussions as he (Ebad) is a representative of the ‘establishment’ and not of the MQM.

Altaf Hussain went on to say that he has not separated himself from the party despite of living in Britain.

“I would come to Karachi as soon as the case against me in Britain ends,” he assured party workers.

He stressed that party work should continue like before.

“Any person who is afraid of the consequences can sit at home,” Altaf said.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • waqas
    Apr 22, 2015 - 11:24AM

    Never believe a word that comes out of his mouth! Recommend

  • Jash
    Apr 22, 2015 - 11:24AM

    Saulat Mirza was right when he accused party leadership to take advantage of the workers/people and then disown themRecommend

  • nadeem
    Apr 22, 2015 - 11:48AM

    But the army is still happy with him ( just as it has been since 2002 when he took over ), so he will continue. Recommend

  • wiser
    Apr 22, 2015 - 11:53AM

    Please don’t waste your precious space on such non news.Recommend

  • Mushhood Ahmed Khan
    Apr 22, 2015 - 12:16PM

    Unfortunately, the quality of editing on this article is below par. Under the picture of Mr. Altaf Hussain, ‘Hussain’ is spelt wrong. Using only the first name is against reporting ethics and stylistic guide of journalism. Its also written that he made the announcement on Thursday. Either you guys have become good at predicting the future or the article should have said Tuesday. Publications like Express Tribune is expected to provide top-quality content to its readers. Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Apr 22, 2015 - 2:21PM

    “I would come to Karachi as soon as the case against me in Britain ends,” he assured party workers.
    Good one. He knows that case will never end since his laundering schemes wont :D Hence, he knows he is safe in London lol.Recommend

  • Amir
    Apr 22, 2015 - 2:54PM

    Political saucery and gimmickry. Discredit him so he keeps his slate clean, yet continue to serve and service the original master in UK. Recommend

  • derek
    Apr 22, 2015 - 3:33PM

    My trolls dont understand its a good political ploy on his part! Though it seems he is angered by Ishrat Ul Ebads inaction towards staying silent over carrying cnic always as discriminatory and he doesnt advocates partys stance but i know theyll keep him as he is a go between army and mqm. This is basically to satisfy critics who say Governor isnt doing anything as being in govt as frankly the only reason he is there as a powerless governor as army wants him there to act as a conciliatory btw him and army. This is a political speech which he has said regarding governor which will certainly up the ante his sympathy increasing his votebank as operation now it seems to be one sided as Mr Uzair gets bail in UAE secondly side by side. Operation seems to have certainly regained lost votebank in karachi due to sympathy wave on rise.Recommend

  • Ayesha
    Apr 22, 2015 - 7:07PM

    @Mushhood Ahmed Khan:
    LoL… great observation bhaiya. Recommend

  • Political Analyst
    Apr 22, 2015 - 11:41PM

    Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan is as near and dear to MQM Chief Mr. Altaf Hussain as he was day one when Dr. Ishrat came from London with Nasreen Jalil and landed at Islamabad and straight drove to President House to meet General Musharraf when he was President of Pakistan.

    Every one in Karachi can read what is written on the wall. I mean every one knows very well that no other party can win the election from MQM stronghold constituency NA-264 except MQM itself.

    MQM Chief’s statement which was given just one day before election is nothing but only a political statement to defuse the comments of MQM’s political opponents that after winning of election by MQM no one should point towards Governor of Sindh that due to Dr. Isharat-ul-Ebad being Governor he used his good office to influence voters, or Returning Officers or Staff of ECP, Rangers, Police, Bureaucrats, Businessmen etc and Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan was pulling strings from Governor House and influenced the election to make MQM win from NA-264.

    Readers may have seen the picture long time back in which Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan have put his head on the left hand side shoulder of Altaf Hussain after reaching London and still his head is on Mr. Altaf Hussain’s shoulder.Recommend

  • Fz
    Apr 23, 2015 - 12:46AM

    This looks like “noora kushti”!Recommend

  • Luciferous
    Apr 23, 2015 - 6:16AM

    Very entertaining; almost like his compatriot Monty Python troupe but his rate is much higher for his performance!
    Maulvi (be) TuQ could learn a trick or two from the pro himself!

  • Rumormonger
    Apr 23, 2015 - 9:37AM

    One more statement from the absentee leader, to be retracted later.Recommend

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