KARACHI: Posters and portraits of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder, Altaf Hussain, were removed by ‘known persons’ from the city’s famous Mukka Chowk in stronghold of the party.
It has been reported that unidentified people removed Altaf Hussain’s photos and portraits from the Chowk.
“The law-enforcers have absolutely no clue about who are involved in damaging and removing MQM leader’s photos as well as MQM’s banners and posters,” according to our correspondent Arif Mehmood.
Till today, the well-known “Mukka Chowk” — decorated with the coal-black sculpture of a clenched fist that rests atop an inverted funnel in the roundabout – remained plastered with posters of Altaf Hussain.
The famous roundabout is located in Azizabad area, considered as MQM’s bastion in Karachi, close to the party’s headquarters, Nine Zero, residence of London-based party chief Altaf Hussain and Jinnah Ground where the party was founded by Altaf Hussain.
The incident of removal of MQM’s posters and banners occurred for the first time in Karachi and MQM’s history as the party is facing its worst internal crisis.
Last night, wall-chalking emerged in different areas of the city carrying slogans against Altaf Hussain’s own second-in-command, Farooq Sattar.
Rangers said a worker of MQM’s London Secretariat group was arrested for wall-chalking.
Sattar on Tuesday disowned Altaf Hussain, accusing him of repeatedly embarrassing the party and vowing the MQM should be run from Pakistan.