Pakistani govt trying to eliminate Muttahida, says Altaf

He was speaking to a gathering of his party workers on Saturday at Nine-Zero, during which he also asked the participants if they wanted the party to run without him.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Mon 30 Mar 2015, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 25 Aug 2020, 1:00 PM

Islamabad — Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said that the March 11 Rangers raid at his party’s headquarters was the initiation of a conspiracy aimed at eliminating the MQM.
He was speaking to a gathering of his party workers on Saturday at Nine-Zero, during which he also asked the participants if they wanted the party to run without him.
Altaf added, “The Nine-Zero operation was an attempt to eliminate the MQM. But those who want to crush the party won’t be successful.”
He lamented that no house of any other political leader, except his, had been raided. “Why was Nawaz Sharif’s house not searched for Gullu Butt?” he questioned, referring to the notorious Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz activist arrested in Lahore for destroying vehicles during a political rally in Lahore.
Blaming the government for trying to crush the MQM, Altaf claimed the Nine-Zero operation was carried out under the supervision of Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, who had the support of the prime minister and the interior minister as well.
Altaf Hussain said the wanted men arrested by Rangers from Nine-Zero were brought to the party headquarters from somewhere else, and even the licensed weapons were presented wrongly in the media.
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