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Centre gearing up to ban Muttahida Qaumi Movement

MQM

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is moving quickly to impose a ban on one of the most popular political parties of Sindh, particularly Karachi, following last week’s worrying anti-Pakistan statements of its chief and attacks on media office.

In a bid to expel Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from the political scene of the country, Islamabad has formed a review committee.


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On August 22, violence flared on the roads of Karachi after MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who has taken a refuge in Britain for more than 20 years, addressed party supporters and workers in the city through telephone call, made anti-Pakistan statements and ordered them to attack media houses including ARY News for allegedly not giving due coverage to the party.

The party and its top leadership had to face fierce criticism following which party’s second-in-command Dr Farooq Sattar had to “completely disown” Hussain’s statements on behalf of the entire MQM.


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However, by then a nationwide crackdown against the party had already started.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has now decided to take a decisive action against MQM on behalf of the federal government and impose a ban on the party according to the Article-17 of the constitution for which a review committee has started deliberating on the varying constitutional and legal aspects.

Sources told ARY News that the review committee will gather anti-Pakistan content (if any) of Altaf Hussain’s recent speeches and comments and will then approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan to impose a ban on Muttahida in the country.

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