On a day when close to 30 first information reports (FIRs) were filed against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain across the country for his alleged remarks against security forces, one of its rival parties, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided to join the fray by submitting an application for registering an FIR at the Darakhshan police station late on Tuesday evening. However, the MQM countered that by submitting a request of its own for an FIR against PTI chief at the same police station, Express News reported.
On Tuesday evening, PTI's Ali Zaidi went to the Daraskshan police station and fsubmitted an FIR against Altaf. The police is yet to register the FIR.
Shortly thereafter, however, members of the MQM led by MNA Ali Raza Abidi submitted an application in the same police station against PTI chief Imran Khan.
In the application, submitted by Advocated Abdul Majeed Karwani, Imran's inappropriate comments regarding senior army officials and his attack on Pakistan Television during his dharna were pointed towards. A CD containing Imran's comments was also submitted
PTI writes letter to Britain to stop ‘hate speeches by Altaf’
Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) late on Tuesday joined the band wagon of leaders condemning the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain for his alleged remarks against security forces and urged the British authorities to take action against him.
In an open letter written to British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton, PTI Karachi president Ali Zaidi said the MQM chief’s ‘provocative and hateful’ speeches have hurt the sentiments of Pakistanis.
He alleged that Altaf, a Pakistani-British dual citizen, is using the ‘safety of British nationality and soil’ to spew hatred against the state institutions of Pakistan.
Later in the night, PTI leaders went to Darakhshan Police Station, Karachi and submit an application to register a case against MQM chief.
Meanwhile, the MQM Rabita Committee announced that it would register an FIR against PTI chief Imran Khan at the same police station
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In his letter, Zaidi questioned would the British government tolerate similar statements issued by a British-Pakistani citizen against the British crown while sitting in Pakistan like the ones given by the MQM chief?
While condemning the Altaf’s statement, the PTI Karachi president demanded that British government should immediately stop the hate speeches by MQM chief and starts a criminal proceeding against him.
Read: Hard and abrasive: Altaf criticises Rangers’ role in Karachi
The MQM chief has been under fire after he had cast doubts on Sunday on the efficacy of the Rangers operation in Karachi likening the conduct of the paramilitary force with how the Indian army treats people in the disuputed Kashmir territory.
Addressing his party’s lawmakers and workers on Sunday, MQM chief had blamed Rangers for maltreatment of its workers.
“Rangers personnel treat people in Karachi exactly how the Indian troops behave in occupied Kashmir,” said Altaf. He further accused the paramilitary forces of behaving like a mafia in the country’s financial hub.