Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s statements reflect he is working for the enemies of Pakistan, Express News reported.
“Altaf’s anti-state and anti-army speeches prove he is working against the country and its security forces,” Shahbaz said in a statement.
“His [Altaf's] statements have badly exposed his evil face to the people,” the chief minister’s statement added.
CM Shehbaz: Altaf Hussain’s disparaging remarks about Pakistan and Pak Army proved that he is working for the enemy ... (1/3)— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) August 2, 2015
CM Shehbaz: (cont) The whole nation is waiting for the exemplary end of the so-called leader (Altaf Hussain) who calls India for help. (2/3)— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) August 2, 2015
CM Shehbaz: (cont) It is proved from hue and cry of Altaf Hussain that Rangers has taken correct measures in Karachi... (3/3)— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) August 2, 2015
The chief minister lauded the role of Rangers, saying the MQM chief’s statements prove the Karachi operation is heading in the right direction and the Rangers are performing their responsibilities effectively.
“Altaf Hussain has hurt the feelings of two hundred million Pakistanis,” Shahbaz said. “People of Pakistan will never forgive him.”
Read: ATC declares MQM chief Altaf Hussain an absconder
The chief minister added the entire nation was eagerly waiting to see see the exemplary end of those who call India for help.
Addressing his party’s lawmakers and workers last month, the 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,” Altaf had said.
He had further accused the paramilitary forces of behaving like a mafia in the country’s financial hub.
Read: Hard and abrasive: Altaf criticises Rangers’ role in Karachi
Earlier in May, after facing strong criticism over his comments regarding the army, MQM chief Altaf Hussain had apologised if his words had “hurt national security institutions and patriotic people.”
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ