ISLAMABAD -  MQM has found an opportunity to settle a score with PTI by submitting a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak for his alleged controversial statement inciting provincialism. MQM has planned to grill PTI over the statement of KP CM Pervaiz Khattak by demanding his trial under article-6.

Khattak , a couple of days ago, warned the government of rebellion if the federal government stops his party workers from entering Islamabad.

The KP CM had made this statement while talking to party workers in Nowshera on Sunday last when police pushed back a caravan of PTI workers led by him. This caravan was heading towards Islamabad for the party’s planned ‘lockdown’ on November 2. “The KP CM gave irresponsible statements which promoted hatred among provinces...The chief minister’s statements were against the national security and national interests,” say MQM lawmakers in the resolution.  Talking to The Nation, MQM MNA Ali Raza Abidi said Speaker Iyaz Sadiq should take this resolution on the first day of upcoming NA session.

“Pervaiz Khattak’s statement was controversial so the house needs to adopt it immediately,” he added. “He (Khattak) should be tried under Article-6 of the Constitution,” he added.

MQM MNA was not much confident about passage of this resolution in the house unanimously.

The resolution submitted by Farooq Sattar, Ali Raza Abidi, Salman Baloch, Khalid Maqbool and others, demanding action against the chief minister KP under Article 6 of the constitution. MQM has already submitted such kind of resolution in the Sindh Assembly against Pervaiz Khattak . They said Pervaiz Khattak’s statement was extremely irresponsible and it incited provincialism.  Parliamentary sources said that MQM would contact senior members of PML-N to help pass the resolution in the upcoming National Assembly session.

A couple of months ago, a resolution was passed from the National Assembly, Sindh Assembly and Senate against the controversial statement of MQM Founder Altaf Hussain.

MQM-Pakistan had also supported the National Assembly, Sindh Assembly and Senate for adopting a resolution to condemn controversial remarks of its own leader Altaf Hussian.