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Shahbaz wants Altaf extradited, punished for anti-Pakistan speech

Shahbaz Sharif in China

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has demanded that Mutahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain be extradited from the United Kingdom and brought back to Pakistan.

He was addressing a seminar where he said that those who raise slogans against Pakistan should be given an exemplary punishment. “Altaf Hussain should be given such a punishment that he would never forget,” he said.

This is perhaps the first time a senior Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML) leader has directly addressed the MQM founder, who was recently dissociated by the party which has removed his name from their constitution and flag.

On Friday, a resolution was passed in the National Assembly against his anti-Pakistan diatribe during a telephonic speech on 22nd August which instigated several MQM workers to create chaos and anarchy and attack police and media house including ARY News.

Although Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the statements, there has been no direct reference to the exiled MQM founder. The government has said references to British authorities against him with no significant progress.

 

 

 

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