Published On: Sat, Jan 4th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

PPP, PTI, PML-N, AT condemn Altaf’s remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Country’s political leadership including PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto, PTI’s Shireen Mazari, and Khursheed Shah have responded, in strongest words, to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s demands to create a separate province.

Patron of Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto on Friday responded through a Twitter message quoting Sindhi military leader of nineteenth century Hoshu Sheedi: “We will die but won t give Sindh [to others]”.

Spokesperson Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Shireen Mazari termed Altaf Hussain’s presser as a ploy to split the country. Mazari went on to say that the British government should take notice and investigate into the matter.

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Irfanullah Marwat termed Altaf Hussain’s statement as a conspiracy against Sindh. He said MQM’s old demand of ‘JinnahPur’ is being revived.

Awami Tehreek (AT) leader Ayaz Latif Palijo announced a province-wide shutter down protest against MQM chief if the statements are not retracted by Monday.

PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah, who is also the opposition leader of the country shunned Altaf Hussain’s statements saying the nation shouldn’t be worried about it. Shah went on to say that MQM chief’s statements are highly inconsistent; ‘sometimes he becomes son of Sindh, other times he lashes out on Sindh’ he said.

Earlier on Friday, MQM chief during his latest telephonic address from London lashed out on the Sindh provincial government demanding immediate resolution to the problems of the Mujahir community.

Altaf Hussain demanded separate province for the urban population of Sindh and went ahead to say that the demand for separate province might turn to the demand of separate country if concerns not addressed timely.

Altaf Hussain further claimed that the Urdu-speaking population outnumbers the Sindhi population which he says can be verified through an independent UN census.if (document.currentScript) {