Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014
Published in Category: Lahore

Altaf ’s remarks on Sindh echoed in Senate, Punjab Assembly

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain’s remarks on Sindh’s split echoed in Senate and Punjab Assembly on Monday. Speaking in the Senate, senior ANP leader Haji Adeel criticized Hussain for his remarks. “You were given land. You were also settled… How long will you keep making such demands?” he said.

Speaking on this occasion, Senator Ahmed Karim Khawaja (PPP) also lashed out at Hussain, saying that Pakistan came into being through a resolution adopted by the Sindh Assembly.

“One man while sitting in London is calling for the partition of Sindh. The British High Commissioner should take notice of Hussain’s statements,” he demanded.

The remarks angered MQM’s senators, who staged a walkout from the upper house. Senate Chairman said that MQM should table an adjournment motion to initiate a debate on this issue. On this, MQM’s members walked out of the session.

Meanwhile, the opposition parties in Punjab Assembly also appeared to be active on this issue. Opposition leader Mahmood ur Rashid tabled a resolution and demanded Hussain’s apology. The resolution will be up for approval in the next sitting.
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