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Imran has not received MQM's libel notice, says sister

Published May 20, 2013 02:43pm


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Aleema Khan.—File Photo

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan hasn’t received any notice from Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on account of his remarks against Altaf Hussain, Khan’s sister Aleema Khan said.

Earlier, MQM had announced its decision to sue the PTI chief for Rs 50 billion for accusing Altaf Hussain over the killing of PTI leader Zahra Shahid Hussain.

In a video message released on Sunday from the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital where Imran is recovering from injuries suffered in an accident during an election rally, the PTI chief said he held the MQM responsible for the killing of Zahra Shahid. Imran had moreover termed the incident part of the MQM’s policy to control the city by spreading fear.

Imran, in a tweet, also held the British government responsible for the ‘murder’ of Zahra Shahid saying he had warned them about British citizen (Altaf Hussain) after his open threats to PTI workers’ lives.

Zahra Shahid Hussain was the former president of the women's wing of the party’s Sindh chapter and was also one of the founding members of PTI. She was gunned down outside her residence on Saturday night, hours before re-polling in 43 polling stations of NA-250 was scheduled to begin.

Speaking to media representatives today, Aleema said PTI workers were receiving threats, adding that the British government had finally made contact with Imran on the matter.

In related news, PTI workers were holding a protest against the killing of Zahra Shahid at the Peshawar Press Club.

Moreover, PTI workers in Karachi were scheduled to hold demonstrations near the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah later today.


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Comments (18) Closed

Zinc May 21, 2013 01:58pm
You need Karachi fall for that , dream on
marghoobahmedsiddiqui May 20, 2013 05:47pm
What about Altaf using most objectionable and unparliamentry language against Imran Khan? I have never heard such an objectionable language against a national leader.
muzammil ullah khan May 20, 2013 03:27pm
Is this lady the official spokesperson of the party ?! Suddenly we see only Aleema representing her brother and his party !! Where are the office bearers and where is the official spokesperson of the party? Is this a new dynasty in the making , true to the traditions of Pakistani politics . If I were Imran I will hide this ambitious lady before she caused damage to the image of the party .
Saz May 20, 2013 01:59pm
Lol yet another political sister in the making
BEA May 20, 2013 01:48pm
A man who is in self imposed exile does not have the right to give anyone any notice sitting in the UK liek a coward.
anony May 20, 2013 01:40pm
I just hope that there's a counter-sue of Rs 50 billion against the MQM for even mentioning the separation of Karachi from Pakistan, followed by heavy prison term.
BEA May 20, 2013 03:43pm
well said.
Srk May 21, 2013 07:25am
If Nawaz Sharif is sincere to Pakistan, he should demand the UK Government must extradite this man back to Pakistan .
Tariq May 20, 2013 06:08pm
Anyone can choose what they want to be. The only thing is that should not become automatically the leader of hir or her party. Like People's party, or as i can see Muslim league N etc.
khalid s sheikh May 20, 2013 04:02pm
Yeah a libel suit will dig his own grave.There are lots of witnesses who will jump in .
MA May 20, 2013 10:13am
Don't worry, we heard Altaf's threats against Pakistanis live on television.
Humayun Akhtar Bwp May 20, 2013 09:47pm
Though MQM alleged to have served a notice for damages on Imran, but no body told its leadership that they simply can not do it. It is Altaf Hussain who needs to serve but he, as a sick man, will find it difficult to come to Pakistan for this purpose. He and the MQM leadership must accept the responsibility of creating climate of fear. Do not for get it was MQM which in the first place introduced "bhata geri" in Karachi in the 1980s onwards.
Omar in karachi May 20, 2013 03:35pm
Altaf Hussein and his followers are a liability to Pakistan's well being and security.
Ali May 20, 2013 04:43pm
My question is not for British Govt. but its for the people of Karachi and Hyderabad as "WHY" they are under the thumb of Mr. Iltaf Hussian?
jamil May 20, 2013 11:21am
Same dirty politics of blame game no difference of change sadly
Zack May 20, 2013 04:11pm
Best thing for Pakistan...Get RID of MQM!!!! May 20, 2013 10:13am
Although Altaf Hussain had threatened PTI for teaching a lesson, Imran Khan should not blame him directly, instead waiting for investigations because 3rd force is also working against the people. Agencies are always involved in taking a quick chance. Now a day MQM is just passing its time over the cost of people of Karachi. Everybody is frightened by gang war groups who are getting their share side by side police. If MQM has real manadate of the people it can easily get rid of any Mafia but their workers are involved in Bhatta Mafia so who we may call for rescue. May 20, 2013 12:04pm
Imran Khan is a great guy - He is sincere and wants to change Pakistan. British government should immediately start investigation into MQM Leader's hate speeches