Resolutions passed against Altaf Hussain in Sindh Assembly


KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, PML-F and PML-N on Friday moved resolutions condemning recent statements of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in the Sindh Assembly.


Amidst protest and sloganeering from MQM lawmakers, the resolutions calling for the government to take notice of the statements of the MQM supremo and “take legal action against Altaf” were submitted in the presence of Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.

The Sindh Assembly Speaker moved the resolutions in the House and called for a vote. After majority voted in favour of the resolutions, the speaker concluded, “The ayes have it,” and adjourned the session until Aug 10.

The PTI resolution submitted under Rule 256 of the Sindh Assembly rules says, “This House condemns the statements of Altaf Hussain asking for intervention by foreign institutions and countries in the internal matters of Pakistan. His statements asking for the breakup of Sindh are also strongly condemned.”

The resolution went on to say it approached the Sindh government to take notice of these statements, and take action against the MQM supremo. The resolution was signed by Samar Ali Khan from PTI.

Shafi Muhammad Jamot from the PML-N and Nand Kumar of the PML-F also passed resolutions against the MQM chief in the Sindh Assembly.