To voice their resentment against the federal government’s alleged lack of involvement in issuing the national identity card (NICOP) and passport to Altaf Hussain, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has resolved to stage today (Friday) a protest in front of the Nadra office at Karsaz, Shahra-e-Faisal.
In the first place, the Muttahida’s central body, Coordination Committee held a meeting over the event and decided to present a protest demo in front of the Nadra office after Friday prayer.
During two hours overnight, the locus of the demonstration was thrice changed
Agreeing to the MQM sources, the venue was repeatedly changed on the plea of the Home Department as also the religious parties are set to carry out rallies today after the Friday prayer.
The members of the Rabat Committee demanded President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to get immediate notice as to why the identity card was not issued to Altaf Hussain, despite their unambiguous directions.
The Coordination Committee, in its simultaneous meetings in London and Karachi, denounced the interior ministry for deliberately creating hurdles in the issue of the individuality card to the party cheif.
Speaking to media after the confluence, the members of the Rabat Committee underscored that it was abundantly clear that federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan turned the NICOP issue, a subject of his ego, warning, nevertheless, that the people across the country will protest if Altaf Hussain was denied his fundamental right.
Meantime, Sindh Minister for Industries and Commerce, Rauf Siddiqui demanded the government to sack the interior minister. In a statement, he underlined that millions of people were offended by not issuing the NICOP and passport to Altaf Hussain.