CM Punjab demands to give Altaf Hussain exemplary punishment


LAHORE: Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Friday said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain should be brought to Pakistan and he should face a trial here.


The CM Punjab said that Altaf Hussain should face an exemplary punishment.

The National Assembly earlier today unanimously approved a resolution against the MQM founder’s anti-Pakistan statements and speech. The resolution was tabled by Federal Minister Birjees Tahir.

On Thursday, Senate’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice requested the government to register a case against the MQM founder Altaf Hussain under Article 6 of the Constitution.

Earlier, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan had met with British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, urging the UK authorities to take action against MQM founder in light of the reference sent by Pakistan.

MQM has already removed the name of its founder from its constitution and flags.

Earlier on August 22, MQM workers turned to violence after being told by their party chief to surround the offices of Geo News, Samaa and ARY in Karachi. One person died while several where injured during the violence.

During his address, the MQM supremo reportedly also made statements against Pakistan and urged activists to voice slogans against the country.