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Altaf statement shamed Mohajirs: Khawaja Asif

SAMAA | - Posted: May 1, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: May 1, 2015 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Altaf statement shamed Mohajirs: Khawaja Asif

KARACHI: Minister for Defence, Khawaja Asif Friday said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain's derogatory remarks against Pakistan’s armed forces had brought shame to all the Mohajirs (Muslims who migrated to Pakistan after the partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947), Samaa reported.

“No Pakistani can give tongue to what Altaf Hussain has so easily blurted out in his hate speech. The MQM should not have spoken the language of the enemies of Pakistan,” Asif said in a statement issued here.

The defence minister also told the MQM to better use political language.

Information Minister Calls Altaf Statement Tantamount to Treason

Federal Minister for Information, Perviaz Rashid, finally woke up Friday to issue a lukewarm condemnatory statement against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain’s anti army tirade that too without mentioning his name, Samaa reported.

“This is unacceptably outrageous. Institutions of national defence are above the politics,” the minister remarked.

Rashid said Rangers, a paramilitary force, had done a commendable job restoring the social and business activities in Karachi. “The operation conducted by them in Karachi only aimed at criminal elements,” the minister said.

Coming down hard on Hussain, however, without citing his or his party’s name, Rashid made it clear that taking uncalled-for potshots at the security institutions was tantamount to supporting the malefactors.

Last night, Altaf Hussain, lashed out at Pakistan’s powerful military for allegedly victimizing the MQM.

Hussain’s explosive rant followed SSP Rao Anwaar’s incriminatory press conference, which accused the MQM of treason, terrorism, and subversion demanding a ban on the party.

Military's Reaction

Pakistan Army spokesman termed Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s speech earlier today as “uncalled for and disgusting” and signaled legal proceeding against him, SAMAA reported on Friday.

In his tweets, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) General Asim Bajwa reacted against MQM chief’s speech, saying the statements against Pakistan Army are unbearable and the court will be approached in this connection.

Bajwa tweeted, “Irresponsible remarks and using media to incite the people of Pakistan to rise against the state- the matter will be pursued legally.”

He was of the opinion, “Such reference to Army or its leadership as reaction to arrest of criminals, who may have links with any political party will not be tolerated.”

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