PTI rejects MQM representation in Grievance Redressal Committee


ISLAMABAD: Days after the federal government formed a grievances redressal committee to address the concerns of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on the Karachi operation, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has expressed fears it might affect the ongoing action against criminals in the city.


“PTI rejects this committee,” said party’s information secretary Naeemul Haq in a statement on Sunday. “With the representation of MQM, the committee would no longer remain impartial,” he said, adding the move would lead to ‘political blackmailing.’

The PTI leader termed the move “an attempt to give MQM access to secret information and aspects of the ongoing operation against criminals as secretary Ministry of Interior would be officiating as secretary of the committee.”