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Deputy Convener of MQM Dr Farooq Sattar speaks during a press conference at Nine Zero.-ONLINE File Photo
Deputy Convener of MQM Dr Farooq Sattar speaks during a press conference at Nine Zero.-ONLINE File Photo

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced that they will hold protests in Pakistan and in other countries against statements made by Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

Speaking at a press conference at Karachi's Nine-Zero, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar spoke out strongly and contemned the statements made by the PTI chief against MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

Imran Khan had said that he held the MQM leader directly responsible for the killing of PTI Sindh Vice President Zahra Shahid Hussain.

The MQM has rejected the allegations and have condemned the PTI chief for making the accusations.

Farooq Sattar said that making allegations against his party chief without any evidence or proof was highly irresponsible and showed a lack of political maturity by Imran Khan.

During the press conference, Farooq Sattar said that the low turnout in re-polling of NA-250 proves that the people have rejected the process.

He said that the residents of Defence have shown their love for Altaf Hussain by rejecting the polling process in NA-250.

Comments (38) Closed

Danyal May 19, 2013 09:47pm

Ignoring the fact that the guy on the far right and second from the left are sleeping during the announcement, you guys are a shame to our city. I'm ashamed to be an urdu speaker in this city which you people terrorize.

bkt May 19, 2013 09:56pm

It is unfortunate that no one learns the lessons of history. And no one lives forever.

Raven eyes May 20, 2013 01:37am

This is ridicules that one man don't even have guts to listen his opponent, called him "kutay ka pillaa" threating his PTI workers last few days? now holding protest against IK? why Altaf Hussain getting so frustrate ? Why MQM showing frustration ? are they losing ground in Karachi ? Sorry Altaf bhi you are not leader, leader don't have tone like you. Learn from Nelson Mandela , Abraham Linkon, Mahateer Mohammad and Gandhi

Amin Hussain May 20, 2013 11:02am

Don't look now, but there's a giant gorilla behind you....

omar May 19, 2013 04:33pm
The biggest most wanted person in Pakistan - should be brought to justice - Altaf Hussain
A Kahsmiri May 19, 2013 04:32pm
Shame on MQM.
Bollo Such May 19, 2013 04:25pm
MQM will protest against Imran;s allegation and we have ordered to make sure no shop will be open any poor laborer or fruit seller who gets out for feeding his hungry family,must be nicely gift wrap in bori.At least dozen shops, cars, and buses will be burned to prove the success of protest : Sattar
Ash Mirza (USA) May 19, 2013 10:47pm
In my Opinion......Altaf Hussain Must ask his followers to get on street of Karachi, and cleanup the street, help handicap people of Karachi and pray 5 times a day , and stop collecting "BHATTA" from the business people or from rich people of Pakistan... It will be great help for Pakistan. I hope MQM leader and followers, follow my advice. Thank you in Advance. Sincerely, Ash Mirza (USA)
Iqbal May 21, 2013 10:32am
MQM needs a complte revamp with young generation of leaders that can move forward to the betterment of Pakistan as a whole.
anam May 19, 2013 06:18pm
day dreaming of MQM
Siddique Malik May 19, 2013 05:13pm
How utterly illogical! If you disagree with Imran Khan's pint of view, counter his argument. What are you going to protest against? The fact that Mr. Khan said what he said? If he's wrong, counter him. Or are you and your party not capable of listening to a point of view you do not like or do not agree with? Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Yawar May 20, 2013 01:34am
I wish our leaders would stop making irresponsible statements and inciting their party workers against each other. By doing so they may be satisfying their own egos. But the bottom line is that they are hurting Pakistan.
Shafiq May 19, 2013 05:44pm
I am really surprised at the level of aggression and audacity shown by Dr. Farooq Sattar . I saw him delivering his diatribe and flashing a copy of the "Hello" with a picture of a woman and a girl on the front page The only thing, which was expected of an intelligent man, was to show the exact statement of the offending party. It is a clear proof that even some intelligent people stoop to the low level of behavior when they can not control their emotions, in this case it was a mock demonstration of anger to please his master. It will be honest and noble to take legal action against the offending party if the "Iltaf Bahi" were to be there to back any accusations in a court of law. It will be interesting to see what would they accuse the PTI of in the UK or the USA! What it has to do with those jurisdictions? Poor fellow was going dry at the mouth, but carried on albeit incoherently taking hints and suggestions from the advisers standing near by. I dare suggest, that on reflection, they will know it was a foolish exercise, they will not do anything and dishonestly make excuses for not doing it. Only because there is nothing actionable. If they did anything (other than violence) they will expose their leader to more ridicule. I have nothing against the said Dr. his leader or indeed the people supposed to be the offenders. Shafiq
HNY2013 May 20, 2013 07:06pm
Prove your point sir?
MJK May 19, 2013 04:51pm
Peaceful protest !! Look around what you did in Hyderabad yesterday
Enaam E. Hanid (USA) May 19, 2013 06:01pm
PTI to replace ANP in Karachi. MQM & PTI workers would be face to face in Karachi to create the scenes of unrest in that city, with allegations and counter allegations.
efaz May 19, 2013 04:58pm
How proves do they need it that Karachi belongs to MQM.
Tehsin Muhajir May 19, 2013 04:59pm
MQM cannot believe that someone can challenge their authority in the Port city of Karachi. If they would have kept the inhabitants of the city safe secure happy and prosperous none of this would have ever happened. They have ruled this city for 23 long years. This is the time to repent and get their act together or else couple of more elections and they will become ANP in KPK.
Sayyar Khan May 19, 2013 05:54pm
Altaf can only issue statements from UK. If you are that brave move back to Pakistan.
Hasan May 19, 2013 04:59pm
Let's see which one seems more of a 'political immaturity' 1) IK accusing MQM based on real threats and then a murder, OR, 2) MQM personally threatening IK for political differences?
haleem May 19, 2013 05:58pm
Turn out in by election is low because MQM threaten people not to vote, MQM has destroy Karachi peace for last 28hrs, there time is coming Inshallah.
Zahra Shahid May 19, 2013 05:48pm
I'm not sure what they mean by protest. Protest like they did against Zahra Shahid?
BEA May 20, 2013 03:51pm
shame on you for thinking that.
bluemetal77 May 20, 2013 12:26am
Low-turnout in NA250 "proves" the "love" for Altaf Hussain? .. Can i laugh here? .. I think all of MQM is high, high due to lack of sleep on account of losing miserably in these elections. Imran Khan's statement can be considered valid because a day before AH had threatened the city of Karachi and had very clearly said wait for his next call and then Zahra Shahid Hussain was killed. In a normal scheme of things .. these sequence of events is enough to accuse someone. As for MQM trying to sue .. Can i laugh again? .. you can't sue till you can prove valid intentions and show damages - neither of which can be done... So this is just a hot air balloon .. that will land some place quiet and un-noticed .. the $50billion demand is the money MQM needs to survive since they already know they'll be getting reduced amount of "bhatta" this time.. Can i just make one valid remark .. Imran Khan has done what no one could do before, stand up to the clown who wants to run in politics without being there physically. Of whatever intellect and educated capability Karachi may be comprised of, it surely does not need clowns like AH to lead them in any race and space of life. Only if we can all expose and show that MQM is behind these killings, they will be more weary of committing more acts of terrorism in the future.
BEA May 20, 2013 03:54pm
AH would never do that because it suites his prupose to keep Karachi as it is on its knees its the people of Karachi who should wake up and kick this party of Scum out of their city.
Pak Sar Zameen May 19, 2013 08:26pm
Yawn yawn...
Paki First May 19, 2013 08:38pm
Its time for MQM to have a different leader who can take Karachi and its people towards prosperity and well-being and the most important unity & understanding. Just compare the condition of Karachi before MQM & Today.
shahid May 19, 2013 08:39pm
This is what MQM is capable of, paralyzing the whole city and destroying the peace of the nation. MQM's chief who is not even a Pakistani national has always played the politics of killing and terrorizing the people of urban Sindh. They want to do anything to get into the corridors of power. May Allah (SWT) help our nation and save us from the oppressors.
UlHaq May 19, 2013 08:54pm
Shame on PTI on jharlu elections..crying like a child after defeat.
KMuhammad May 19, 2013 10:13pm
OK, MQM leadership in Pakistan you need to decide now that if you want to live an honorable life and genuinely lead your people or you want to keep acting dumb by holding these meaningless conferences on the direction of your disgusted leader. Your leader already has lost all respect of people of Karachi as well as Pakistan by acting irresponsibly and he is currently forcing the issue through you guys. He needs to study Nelson Mandela to learn how to fight peacefully for the rights, unfortunately, may be it is too late for him to learn anything. Please think about your next generation.....
Saab theek hai May 20, 2013 01:34am
Shame on PTI for jazbati emotional politics!
BEA May 20, 2013 04:08pm
Hes to scared so hes in the UK cannot face the public of Pakistan he has a lot to answer for.
Hassan May 19, 2013 08:18pm
These guys are so blatant and think they own Karachi. This is not 1984 but 2013 and Karachites need to show MQM that they are not afraid of them. Stop politics of division.
Khan May 19, 2013 08:17pm
180 Million of Pakistan should stage peaceful protests against the antics and anti-Pakistan activities of Altaf Hussain. Every City, Every Town, Every Village must protest Altaf Hussain's statements on Karachi, Hyderabad and about the Founder of Pakistan. There should be corner in this world where Altaf Hussain should find refuge.
Zahrah May 20, 2013 09:03am
None has ever hurt and is hurting Pakistan more than MQM!
From Islamabad May 19, 2013 08:00pm
Just listening to MQM hurts my head; honestly I don't understand what is driving people to follow them? Everything is relative but are the other choices really that bad? I just can
AdilJ May 20, 2013 10:11am
the residents of Defence have shown their love for Altaf Hussain.... ROFL
BEA May 20, 2013 04:02pm
Also the British Gov should send Altaf Hussain back to Pakistan so that he can stand trial for all the killings that have gone on in his name never trust a man who does not look you in the eye when he talks, im surprised his supporters remember what he looks like as they have not seen him in person since he is living it up in London whilst Karachi is on its knees. cherio Altaf Hussain and its not been a pleasure listering to you his voice grates on my ears.