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Senate: Fierce exchange of words between MQM, PML-N

KARACHI: A hot debate witnessed between Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in the Senate meeting on Wednesday over the statement of MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported.

The meeting was chaired by Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari.

Fierce exchange of words started between the two parties when Nasreen Jalil of MQM said that people got annoyed when Altaf Hussain revealed the bitter truth that former president Gen. Rtd. Pervaiz Musharraf has been singled out for being ‘Muhajir’. She said that if Altaf Hussain asked for a separate province for not getting equal rights so there is nothing wrong in that.

Mushahidullah Khan expressed strong condemnation over Nasreen comment by saying “These kinds of views are leading the country towards a division, now General are being defined on that basis of ethnic.”

“Why the Muhajir wasn’t stopped at the time of crimes like of Lal Masjid and 12 October but at the time of punishment they start you people started to create controversies by defining someone as Muhajir, Punjabi etc”, he questioned.

Khan further questioned that when Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan singled out no one raised the voice although, Qadeer is also a Muahjir.

Concluding the discussion Minister of State for Interior Balighur Rehman said that political and security situation in Karachi and government is committed to find out the culprits behind the Rawalpindi incident.

Balighur Rehman said initiatives are being taken to improve law and order situation in Balochistan and government is working on legislation to address the issue of missing persons.

He termed the petition from former Chief Justice of Pakistan for bullet proof vehicle as baseless demand.

 

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Senate: Fierce exchange of words between MQM, PML-N

by Zohaib Kazmi