Fazlur Rehman to hold talks with MQM leadership, assures grievances will be addressed

Rehman says he will visit Karachi soon and hold talks with MQM leaders

Web Desk August 15, 2015
MQM chief Altaf Hussain and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman spoke via telephone. PHOTO: MQM/AFP

Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will travel to Karachi and hold talks with the leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to address their grievances and help pave the way for their return to assemblies, Express News reported. 

According to details, the JUI-F chief spoke with MQM chief Altaf Hussain via telephone on Saturday evening.

During the call, the Rehman assured Altaf that all genuine grievances of MQM will be addressed.

Another MQM leader, Mustafa Azizabadi, said that Rehman will visit Karachi soon to initiate dialogue.

The party's UK chapter said that Altaf had demanded that the government should fulfill the promises that it had made to the MQM.

Earlier on august 12, MQM lawmakers had en masse submitted resignations in the National Assembly, the Senate and Sindh Assembly.

Read: Alleged victimisation: MQM lawmakers resign en bloc

Speaking on the floor of the House, MQM Parliamentary leader Farooq Sattar had said that his party’s decision to resign from all legislative bodies was taken after long deliberations.

He said the MQM chief was being singled out as in the past, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, JI leader Munawar Hassan and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif have all criticised the military and have expressed insulting remarks against them.

Read: Mqm resignations: Khuhro supports dialogue

Subsequently, a parliamentary committee led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had tasked the JUI-F chief to hold talks with the MQM, and convince them to return to the assemblies.


Fawad khan | 6 years ago | Reply According to Fazlur Rehman, pti resignations are automatically accepted whether speaker accepts it or not. Same person now claims mqm resignitions should not be accepted. Hypocrisy exposed.
John | 6 years ago | Reply Stop giving false hopes to MQM,Rangers is not going to stop this operation come what may.MQM can resign another thousand times again but the end result will be the same : MQM thugs will have to give up arms or thhey will be taken to task lime you would take to task any thug or killer
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