KARACHI: Criticising the federal interior ministry for inciting hatred and bias, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain Friday appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to order a probe unmasking elements behind the ‘hoax’ of Muhajir Republican Army, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to members of MQM’s Rabita (Coordination) Committee here, he urged Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to order a sincere and impartial investigation to expose elements behind spreading the “bizarre fantasy” regarding the presence of the said militant outfit in Karachi.

In a report, submitted to the Supreme Court in Karachi unrest implementation case by Attorney General Munir A. Malik on Thursday, the federal government had revealed presence of “Muhajir Republican Army” in the port city. The report urged the judiciary to identify those behind the militant outfit and suggest legal course of action against them.

However, during the National Assembly session earlier on Friday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the government was retracting the mention of the militant group in the report. He claimed that the report was submitted to the Supreme Court without his permission and that he would apologise to the court for it.

MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar had also showed his concerns over the fiasco late on Thursday night.

The MQM chief said a similar ‘hoax’ of “Jinnahpur” surfaced 20 years ago when the party was targeted through different operations carried out by the civil and military forces.

Calling the revelation as ‘severe and disgusting hoax,’ he called for strict action against string pullers of the militant outfit, if there were any. “Otherwise, legal action should be taken against officials of the interior ministry for spreading hatred and bias and for hatching a conspiracy to defame the patriotic masses of the country,” Hussain demanded.

The MQM chief directed Rabita Committee members to also raise their voice against the conspiracy in the national and provincial legislature. He also advised them to challenge the allegations in the apex court after consulting constitutional and legal experts.

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Proud Pakistani
August 30, 2013 10:45 pm

Muhajir Republican Army,,,, HAHAHA,,,, I wonder what they will come up with next?

Ahmer
August 30, 2013 11:07 pm

Register an FIR against Advocate General Malik. Nothing else will cool down the tempers in Karachi.

Ishrat salim
August 31, 2013 1:55 am

SC hearing on Karachi law and order is going on for the past 2 years....why was such an outfit not mentioned then by any govt reps of the past govt ? Why suddenly the presence of this outfit exposed ? we as an ordinary citizen want answer.....there are more than 1500 militant outfits all over the country including Karachi, who are more lethal, yet why suddenly MRA has come into existence ? From where ? Who is / are the architect of this outfit ? Same people who made claims of Jinnahpur...? Which was refuted by none other than Lt Gen rtd Asad Durrani.....run those clips on TV in which he claimed that Jinnahpur was all made up to pressurise certain party....if the media and people are sincere they will run it, otherwise it will expose their discrimination against MQM....I am not a fan of MQM or any other political party, but with such claims and present undercurrent, such news are very disturbing, discouraging and seem that the present govt is trying divert the attention of the people from the present crisis as it is unable to find solution to many present problems inherited from past govt.....if the govt continues with the witchunting then it is will surely invite trouble like Lebanon and BD.....biz it is not 1990s era....if MQM is pushed to the wall, it may be forced to align with many militant groups in Karachi and then Pakistan ka khuda hi hafiz......

hussain
August 31, 2013 4:42 pm

@Proud Pakistani: interior minister choudry nisar is a joke.......worst than rehman malik.

munaeem
September 1, 2013 11:17 am

The country cannot bear this kind of game.

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