MQM Rabita Committee appeals to Altaf to take back hunger strike plan


KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Saturday appealed to the MQM chief Altaf Hussain to take back his plan of a hunger strike until death.


An immediate meeting of the Rabita Committee was called in London and in Karachi after the MQM chief announced his plan to go on a hunger strike until death.

Rabita Committee’s leader Khaled Maqbool Siddiqui stated that all party workers should on a hunger strike before Hussain. Siddiqui also stated that the country’s present politics is based on the likes of Gullu Butt and Ayyan Ali in which MQM’s politics has been a breath of fresh air.

MQM’s Rabita Committee expressed these views during a press conference in Karachi.

The Committee stated that Hussain should not have taken this decision in light of his health and the prevailing conditions.

MQM’s leader Farooq Sattar stated that 200 MQM workers have been the victims of target killings since the start of the operation in Karachi.