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    Re: Taliban being used to destabilise Pakistan: Altaf Hussain

    Country must unite against terrorism: Altaf



    LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday said that the entire country has to unite on a common front to fight terrorism, DawnNews reported.

    Speaking via telephone to the Sufiya-e-Kiram Conference organised by his party in Lahore, the MQM chief said that if terrorism is not tackled then the future of the country would be bleak.

    He said that Pakistan was going through a very difficult period in its history.

    "I want every person in Pakistan to be happy... I shed tears often seeing the state of the people," he said.

    "We do not want the Sharia of people who blow up places of worship," Altaf Hussain said.

    "What kind of Sharia allows the bombing of people who are offering their prayers," he said.

    The MQM chief said that he alone has been raising a voice against terrorism.

    He lamented that the country's leaders and politicians have not been able to face the problem head on.

    "Correct decisions have to be made in order to improve the situation," he said.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1092042/cou...errorism-altaf

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    Punjab Assembly condemns Altaf Hussain’s statement



    The Punjab Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning the statement of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in which he invited the military to take over.

    The resolution was moved by the Opposition Leader Mian Mahmoodur Rashid.

    http://radio.gov.pk/newsdetail-65985

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    Re: Punjab Assembly condemns Altaf Hussain’s statement

    Why allow Altaf to get more importance?

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    Altaf urges armed forces to disobey ‘anti-state govt orders’

    KARACHI: In an apparent reference to reported shift in government’s policy over Syria in the aftermath of $1.5 billion ‘friendly donation by Saudi Arabia,’ Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday urged Pakistan’s armed forces to not follow any ‘anti-state orders’ of the government with regards to sending troops abroad.

    Speaking to a rally organised to celebrate 30th foundation day of the party, he alleged that the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was putting the hounour and respect of the country at stake for dollars.

    Hussain warned the rulers against inflicting sectarian disharmony in the country by following ‘policies of others’.

    The MQM chief said that democracy cannot prevail in a country which runs on feudal system and where girls are being killed in the name of honour.

    The founder and leader of MQM said that his party was the last hope for the survival, security, development and prosperity of Pakistan. He added that MQM’s struggle against injustices is a beacon of hope for the oppressed and deprived people across the globe, said a report published on the party’s official website.

    “In our struggle we had suffered grief, sorrow, worries and repression and destruction,” said Hussain referring to 30-year long struggle since inception of the party.

    “My committed and devoted companions have experienced repression bravely and some of them sacrificed their lives in our struggle against injustices. Their sacrifices have made MQM a powerful movement.”

    The MQM chief said it was not difficult to participate in an ideological movement. “People have to go through ordeal when they struggle against oppressors. Movements succeed when people fight the oppressor and tyrant with determination,” he added.

    Meanwhile, Information Minister Pervez Rashid severely criticized the MQM chief saying statements like this can pave way for anarchy in the country. "These statements are producing serious repercussions for the country," he said.

    Rashid alleged that Altaf Hussain was misleading the masses by creating an atmosphere of mistrust against the government. "Any leader should think a thousand times before speaking on the country's integrity and sovereignty," he said.

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    PTI leader tables resolution in PA against MQM chief's remarks

    LAHORE: A Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday against the statements made a day earlier by chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, urging Pakistan’s armed forces not to follow any ‘anti-state orders’ of the government, DawnNews reported.

    Hussain made statements which could lead to anarchy in the country, the resolution said.

    The resolution further condemned any step that promoted strife in Pakistan.

    Earlier on March 18, the MQM chief while addressing a rally organised to celebrate 30th foundation day of the party, urged Pakistan’s armed forces to not follow any ‘anti-state orders’ of the government with regards to sending troops abroad, in an apparent reference to reported shift in government’s policy over Syria in the aftermath of $1.5 billion ‘friendly donation by Saudi Arabia.’

    Hussain had also warned the rulers against inflicting sectarian disharmony in the country by following ‘policies of others’.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1094182/pt...chiefs-remarks

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    Punjab Assembly: PTI submits resolution against Altaf Hussain's army comments

    LAHORE: A resolution – condemning the statements by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain concerning the army – was submitted in the Punjab Assembly, Express News reported on Wednesday.


    The resolution was proposed by Leader of the Opposition and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Mian Mehmoodur Rashid.


    On March 18, the MQM chief had appealed to the armed forces not to pay heed to the government in case they ask the military to intervene in Sunni-Shia conflicts in Muslim countries.


    Speaking at the party’s 30th Foundation Day, celebrated at Jinnah ground in Karachi, the party leader had said, “The government should not use the Pakistan army for their own purpose and should not involve them in killing Muslim brothers in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and other countries.”


    Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid supported the resolution that was submitted in the assembly today.


    This is the second time a resolution was proposed against Altaf’s statements.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/684641/p...army-comments/

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    Altaf Hussain should take back his army-related statements: Khursheed Shah

    KARACHI: Amidst talks of a coalition being formed between the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a new obstacle appeared on Monday as Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Shah demanded that MQM chief Altaf Hussain should take back his statements concerning the army, Express News reported.

    Shah claimed that MQM has always been a supporter of martial law and if the PPP will form a coalition with the MQM then it will seem as if PPP agrees with MQM’s opinion.

    On March 18, the MQM chief had appealed to the armed forces not to pay heed to the government in case they ask the military to intervene in Sunni-Shia conflicts in Muslim countries.

    Speaking at the party’s 30th Foundation Day, celebrated at Jinnah ground in Karachi, the party leader had said, “The government should not use the Pakistan army for their own purpose and should not involve them in killing Muslim brothers in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and other countries.”

    The next day, a resolution condemning the statements was submitted in the Punjab Assembly.

    On March 22, MQM and PPP had inched closer to announcing a formation of a coalition government in Sindh as five ministries are likely to be handed over to the MQM, party sources had said. Relations between the two parties became cordial last week when their delegations met in Dubai, and the MQM had termed the talks positive.

    PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari on March 21 had told his party leaders not to issue any statements against the MQM. Later, MQM chief Altaf Hussain had also told his leaders to maintain the friendly atmosphere.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/686641/a...hursheed-shah/

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    Re: Altaf Hussain should take back his army-related statements: Khursheed Shah

    MQM need to distance itself from Altaf Hussain. He has become a liability to their party.

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    Altaf 'salutes' army as MQM holds rally supporting armed forces

    KARACHI: During a rally being held in support of the Pakistan Army by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), party chief Altaf Hussain said that he "salutes" the endeavors of the armed forces, DawnNews reported.

    While speaking to the rally via videolink from London, the MQM chief said that the entire nation is behind the army in the Zarb-i-Azb operation in North Waziristan to weed out terrorists.

    During the speech Altaf Hussain said that the people of Pakistan should show unity during the ongoing operation and said that he lauds the sacrifices of soldiers who have laid down their lives for the nation.

    He also said that all help should be provided for the internally displaced persons that have had to flee North Waziristan in the aftermath of the operation.

    Members of other religious and political parties also attended the rally, including representatives from the PML-N, PPP, APML and PML-F.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1117460/alt...g-armed-forces

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    Re: Altaf 'salutes' army as MQM holds rally supporting armed forces

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    KARACHI: During a rally being held in support of the Pakistan Army by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), party chief Altaf Hussain said that he "salutes" the endeavors of the armed forces, DawnNews reported.

    While speaking to the rally via videolink from London, the MQM chief said that the entire nation is behind the army in the Zarb-i-Azb operation in North Waziristan to weed out terrorists.

    During the speech Altaf Hussain said that the people of Pakistan should show unity during the ongoing operation and said that he lauds the sacrifices of soldiers who have laid down their lives for the nation.

    He also said that all help should be provided for the internally displaced persons that have had to flee North Waziristan in the aftermath of the operation.

    Members of other religious and political parties also attended the rally, including representatives from the PML-N, PPP, APML and PML-F.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1117460/alt...g-armed-forces
    I saw Altafs speech today. I don't think I have ever seen such a melodramatic over the top amateurish acting ever. Was almost too embarrassing to watch!!

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    Re: Altaf 'salutes' army as MQM holds rally supporting armed forces

    Quote Originally Posted by KingKong View Post
    I saw Altafs speech today. I don't think I have ever seen such a melodramatic over the top amateurish acting ever. Was almost too embarrassing to watch!!

    Ye I heard him too. Trying to tell women he loves them all. What a pr1ck?

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    Army, masses on the same page over operation Zarb-e-Azb: Kayani also be tried under Article 6, demands Altaf



    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain said on Sunday that former army chief General (r) Ashfaq Kayani should also be tried under Article 6 of the constitution.

    Altaf was addressing a large public gathering at Jinnah Bagh, adjacent to the Mazar-e-Quaid, on the call of MQM to show solidarity with Pakistan Army, which is fighting terrorists. The party had asked people to participate in the rally despite their political and religious belongings. Addressing the gathering via video link from London, the MQM founder leader said the entire nation stands behind the army in its fight against terrorism.

    “Entire nation is behind the army in the operation in North Waziristan to weed out terrorists,” he told the rally. Praising Pakistan Army, Altaf said the mass rally is clear evidence of the nation’s full support to the country’s defenders in the ongoing operation against terrorism. Lauding the sacrifices of soldiers who have laid down their lives for the nation, Altaf said the people of Pakistan should show unity during the ongoing operation.

    He said the nation prays for the success of the army who is combating terrorists. He said the security forces are defeating enemies on every front. “Army demonstrated extreme restraint and patience against terrorists. Army gave the terrorists ample time to comply with the country’s laws. Army showed patience and stayed within the law and constitution, while giving militants a chance during the negotiations,” Altaf told the mammoth gathering.

    The MQM supremo said the enemies had sown seeds of sectarian, ethnic and religious hatred in the country. He said militants wanted to enforce their so-called sharia by spreading terror. “Terrorists want to impose their version of shariah through Kalashnikov. No one should dare to enforce their own agenda through use of force,” he warned. Altaf called upon everyone to help out the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.

    He asked all Pakistanis to donate one meal to the IDPs of North Waziristan. Altaf said Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) is contributing to the relief of the IDPs. “All possible help should be provided for the IDPs who have had to flee North Waziristan in the aftermath of the operation,” he said. The MQM chief said that a revolution is in the offing in the country. “We want a real democratic system to prevail in the country.” Altaf said first it would be the terrorists who would be eliminated and then the “criminal feudal lords”. He said that feudalists would be held accountable after elimination of terrorists in the first phase. Calling for abolition of discriminatory educational system, he said looted money should be brought back and spent of the construction of schools and colleges.

    Criticising the government for “misuse of Article 6 of the constitution in Pervez Musharraf case” Altaf said that Article 6 of the constitution must not be considered alone, it should be read along with its sub clauses. “Pervez Musharraf should not be punished alone. Those who aided and abetted Musharraf should also be tried for treason,” he demanded. “A room should be built for Ashfaq Parvez Kayani next to Pervez Musharraf’s house,” he told the congregation.

    “We will build such a society where there would be no differences on the basis of sect, religion, caste, and provinces,” Altaf said, adding that the MQM would introduce a uniform syllabus for the entire country. The MQM chief said that the looted money of corrupt politicians should be brought back and their properties seized and converted into universities and colleges. He called for equal justice in society and said that the MQM would end honour killings from the country.

    Earlier, Awami Muslim League chief Shaikh Rasheed and other leaders of the MQM also addressed the rally. He said that the MQM has taken the lead in supporting the army and it is fighting side by side with the army in the fight against the extremist mindset. Members of other religious and political parties also attended the rally, including representatives from the PML-N, PPP, APML and PML-F.
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/nationa...nder-article-6

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    Re: Taliban being used to destabilise Pakistan: Altaf Hussain

    "Bori" tayyar karaun?

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