Balochistan Assembly passes resolution condemning Altaf's anti-Army statement

Published: May 2, 2015



QUETTA: A condemnation resolution against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain was passed in Balochistan Assembly on Saturday, Express News reported. 

The resolution was tabled by Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti and was supported by both government and political parties. The resolution condemned Altaf Hussain’s speech against the army.


In an address to MQM workers who had gathered at Nine-Zero early Friday morning, Altaf criticised the army. The army had strongly reacted to his statement, followed by senior government officials, ministers and even members of the opposition.

Having faced strong criticism over his comments regarding the army, Altaf Hussain on Friday apologised if his words had “hurt national security institutions and patriotic people.”

Read: ‘Provocative’ remarks: Altaf apologises for disparaging remarks against armed forces

In a statement released on Friday evening, Altaf said that he never intended to disparage the government or any respected institution and regretted that his speech had not been fully understood and was considered completely out of the context.

Read: Altaf Hussain did not criticise Pakistan Army, says MQM

PTI to table resolution in Punjab Assembly

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had decided to table a resolution in the Punjab Assembly against MQM chief for his anti-army statement, according to Express News.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • jock
    May 2, 2015 - 4:55PM

    Amazing! A lota assembly dissing a lota leader. If anything, the (majority) U- turning legislators of Balochistan should nominate Adolf Hussain as their Quaid for life.Recommend

  • Kam
    May 2, 2015 - 5:57PM

    Good work… Balochistan.Recommend

  • Baloch
    May 2, 2015 - 7:20PM

    Well done Balochistan Assembly!Recommend

  • pakgirl
    May 2, 2015 - 8:14PM

    Well done, Balochistan assembly. Nobody died and usurped the right to decide who is isnt a genuine assembly or a genuine Baloch. Your voice matters a lot.

    Altaf Hussain’s anti-state statements deserve every condemnation. He has incited violence against the state. In any other country, he would have been tried for treason.Recommend

  • A J Khan
    May 2, 2015 - 9:16PM

    Commendable Job by Balochistan Assembly.Recommend

  • Oh Pakistan!
    May 3, 2015 - 1:24AM

    When will Balochistan assembly pass a resolution regarding “missing persons” and “dead bodies” dumped by “na-maloom-afrads” in their backyard????Recommend

  • Mansoor Sindhi
    May 3, 2015 - 2:09AM

    Well done Balochistan Assembly. PPP is Govt in Sindh. It is their responsibility to pass resolution to denounce Altaf’s speech in which he asked for division of Sindh. And his rant against our beloved Armed forces, and for inciting violence. If PPP does not do it, PML-F, PTI and other opposition parties must bring a resolution. Recommend

  • imran ali
    May 3, 2015 - 8:30AM

    why no resolution on missing persons in Baluchistan?Recommend

  • syed & syed
    May 10, 2015 - 2:21AM

    @imran ali: They have no other work except passing resolutions and getting perks, flagged car, and a battalion of guards.No work on important issues like Reko Dek and poor condition of laborers working on coal mine.Recommend

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