Altaf Hussain is perfectly fine: MQM

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Altaf Hussain is perfectly fine: MQM
A supporter of Pakistan's Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) political party, holds a poster of Altaf Hussain at a gathering to show solidarity with their leader in Karachi June 4, 2014.

Islamabad - "The MQM Quaid (chief) is perfectly fine," said a statement issued simultaneously from London and Karachi.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Wed 9 Mar 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 10 Mar 2016, 1:00 AM

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday rebutted all reports of party chief Altaf Hussain's ill health.
"The MQM Quaid (chief) is perfectly fine," said a statement issued simultaneously from London and Karachi.
"Rumours circulating about the leader's health are part of a conspiracy and script to spread despair and spread panic among workers and the public," said the statement.
"[Altaf] is perfectly fine and busy with personal and party matters and is in regular contact with the Rabita Committee, zones, and party departments," the statement quoted party representative Nadeem Nusrat as saying.
Another London-based MQM spokesperson said Altaf is "fine and fresh" and that the reports are part of a "drama".
Speculations about the MQM supremo's ill-health which were making the rounds on social media for the past several months received further boost as former Karachi mayor returned from self-imposed exile this week along with Anees Qaimkhani to form a new, unnamed party, inviting MQM members to defect.
Kamal said Altaf remains in a drunken condition day and night.
Other reports said Altaf cannot walk and uses electric chair at home being under huge stress, physically unfit and under immense sense of isolation.
Another MQM spokesperson told Dawn.com Altaf is "fine and fresh" and that the reports are part of a "drama".
To ward off rumours about Altaf and dispel impression of growing paralysing split within the party, the Rabita Committee in Karachi on Tuesday night announced that MQM is launching a cleanliness drive to rid the city of garbage and other "evils".
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