KARACHI: Taking the issue of registration of FIRs one step further, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) decided on Wednesday to register cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s Imran Khan for his anti-military statements.
MQM has started the process of registering FIRs against the PTI chief at various police stations across the country, including Ferozeabad police station in Karachi.
A party leader, Ali Raza Abidi told The Express Tribune workers and leaders were also directed to register cases against Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.
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MQM's spokesperson Wasay Jalil said FIRs were going to be registered against Imran for his anti-army remarks, which is the basis of the case.
“Why is it that when others give statements it is okay with everyone but when Altaf Hussain says something, cases are registered against him,” questioned the party spokesperson.
"The law should be equal for everyone regardless of the party they belong to," Wasay added.
Meanwhile, around 100 cases have been registered against MQM’s party head Altaf Hussain across the country after his angry outbursts against military establishment.
Earlier on Tuesday, PTI had joined the bandwagon of leaders condemning the MQM chief for his alleged remarks against security forces and urged the British authorities to take action against him.
In an open letter submitted to British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton, PTI Karachi president Ali Zaidi had said the MQM chief’s ‘provocative and hateful’ speeches have hurt the sentiments of Pakistanis.
"We strongly demand that the British government take immediate action to stop these hate speeches by Altaf Hussain and criminal proceedings against him should be initiated," the letter stated.
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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 mistreatment of its workers.