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MQM lawmaker blasts proposal to rename Altaf Hussain universities

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker Heer Soho in Sindh Assembly session on Friday criticised a resolution tabled seeking change of the name of the two universities named after the founder of the MQM.

The resolution was presented by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman. However, Soho strongly criticised the resolution of calling it ‘childish’. She advised Khurram Sher Zaman to be a sensible leader and warned that “we can also bring matters of KP in this house.”

The PTI member said he respects the honorable member but fears only Almighty Allah. He said he will not deviate from his stance which is based on principles. He questioned the objection when the party has also left its founder.

Pakistan Muslim League – Functional (PML-F) member Nusrat Sahar Abbasi said she supports the resolution submitted by Sher Zaman.

Khurram Sher Zaman had submitted a resolution in the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday demanding to rename the universities in Hyderabad and Karachi after prominent humanitarian late Abdul Sattar Edhi.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Sindh Assembly had passed bills in December 2014, according to which two universities were to be built in Karachi and Hyderabad after the name of MQM founder Altaf Hussain.




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