LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif slammed a recent statement by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday, saying that the MQM leader’s “diatribe against Pakistan and the Army” proves he is working for the enemy.
“The entire Pakistani nation awaits the exemplary end of this self-proclaimed leader who calls out to India (for help),” he said.
The Punjab chief minister added that the MQM chief’s recent statement proves that Rangers have taken the right measures in Karachi in its ongoing operation against terrorists and criminal elements in the port city.
Shahbaz was referring to the recent address to MQM workers in which he urged them to stage protests in front of the United Nations, White House and NATO offices and demand them to send troops to Karachi.
In his telephonic address to the MQM’s Annual Convention in the US city of Dallas, Altaf called India ‘a coward country’ for allowing the bloodshed of Mohajirs on Pakistani soil.
The MQM has been protesting against the Rangers operation in Karachi, blaming the paramilitary force of singling out and targeting the party.
The MQM claims to be largest political force representing the ethnic Urdu-speaking majority population of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest port city and economic hub.