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MQM out to 'secure' Altaf
 
 
 
MQM out to \'secure\' Altaf

ISLAMABAD - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) readies to lobby at national as well as international level for its chief Altaf Hussain, who is reportedly in hot water due to different cases being framed against him in the United Kingdom.
Three senior MQM members Governor Sindh Ishrat Ul Abad, MQM parliamentary leader Dr Farooq Sattar and senior MQM member Babar Ghaouri with the help of overseas workers in UK will lobby for their chief Altaf Hussain by holding rallies and parleys with officials, MQM sources told The Nation.
Apart from conducting rallies in and outside the country, MQM senior members in Pakistan also in schedule to meet with the ambassadors of different countries to present their point of view.
Sources said that MQM members in UK are planning to involve civil society to build pressure on concerned authority by holding rallies and raising their voice at different platforms.
The MQM members have planned to intensify this campaign after Pakistani media's special coverage to a report telecast by foreign channel on the murder investigation of MQM's leader Dr Imran Farooq, reportedly seemed to be targeting MQM chief.
The MQM members as a part of solidarity with its chief also organised a rally in the federal capital. They said that baseless cases are being framed against MQM chief. They termed this move as conspiracy against their party. They also termed the report as negative propaganda against their party chief. It is relevant to note here that in order to show solidarity with Altaf Hussain, party members will organise huge rally on Sunday.
According to the report the Metropolitan Police of London has ordered to cease several bank accounts of MQM and have launched an investigation on the tax evasion charges.
It was also claimed in the report that the British Crown Prosecution Service has officially asked Pakistani authorities to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 murder of Imran Farooq.
A couple of days before the coordination committee of MQM issued a statement that life of Altaf Hussain is in a serious danger. In his message, Altaf said that false allegations were being levelled against him on international level and a conspiracy had been hatched to file baseless cases against him.
It is relevant to mention here that MQM once claiming to expand its hegemony to Punjab and other province has almost made its offices in Punjab dysfunctional, especially after the Karachi operation. The MQM slightly changed its strategy as it had almost stopped its official activities in Punjab and other areas realising infamy, especially after the Karachi operation.
MQM had taken this step after being spotted in the web of plethora of allegations including Scotland Yard's raid at party head office in the UK, cutting itself to its size had adopted a strategy to limit its political activities.  Though party had successfully survived from different shocks, the Scotland Yard's raid at a party head office in the UK in connection with Imran Farooq's murder case and recent report was still being considered as the worst ever crisis for the party.

 
 
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