ISLAMABAD: Addressing a hurriedly called press conference in Islamabad on early Thursday morning, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar said that there will be no more negotiations with government regarding party parliamentarians resignations.
He also alleged that government was non-serious in solving the MQM grievances and demanded acceptance of resignations of the party’s lawmakers at once.
He demanded that ban on MQM’s political and welfare activities should be lifted. He also demanded of the government to lift restriction on broadcasting of Altaf Hussain’s lives speeches and recorded interviews.
Farooq Sattar said that MQM was being pushed against the wall in the guise of ongoing Karachi operation. He further said that government has failed to take immediate measures for recovery of missing party workers.
On August 12, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s 24 MNAs, 8 senators and 51 Sindh Assembly members submitted their resignations in protest against alleged victimisation of party workers.
The government then appointed Maulana Fazlur Rehman to convince MQM lawmakers to return to assemblies and vowed to address their concerns but clarified that there will be no compromise on ongoing targeted operation in Karachi.