ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Wednesday announced to move a condemnation resolution against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain for his remarks against the state and armed forces in the National Assembly

Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi talking to reporters in Islamabad said that his party had decided to move a resolution in the National Assembly to condemn remarks of Altaf Hussain against army. He also demanded that a case should be registered against MQM chief in the light of British laws there. He also indicated that PTI could enhance its list of witnesses already submitted before the Supreme Court’ Judicial Commission, probing rigging in last general elections. Separately, Central Information Secretary PTI Dr Shireen Mazari submitted the draft of the resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat. A draft of the resolution signed by PTI MNAs, including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Shireen Mazari, Dr Arif Alvi, Munaza Hassan and Shafqat Mahmood says, “Noting that it has become a common practice of the MQM Chief, British citizen Altaf Hussain, to address his party workers in Pakistan from the UK, in which he attacks Pakistan’s state institutions and calls upon his followers to take up arms.”  “We the members of the National Assembly of Pakistan condemn the hateful speech made by Altaf Hussain, which falls under treason, against the armed forces of Pakistan,” says the resolution draft. “The armed forces have rendered countless sacrifices for the country and are presently engaged in the fight against terror,” it adds.

It condemned Altaf Hussain’s incitement of his workers to take up arms and practice target shooting on a beach in Karachi in preparation for some dangerous and malicious action in the future. It further denounces Altaf Hussain’s invitation to Indian secret service ‘RAW’ saying it has a long history of anti-Pakistan activities, including its role in the dismemberment of Pakistan.  The resolution called upon the government to act against Altaf Hussain under the Constitution and asked the UK government to take action against Hussain under their laws, which prevents British citizens from inciting people in and outside the UK to hatred and violence from British soil. PTI asked the government to move the UN Human Rights Commission, the monitoring body of the ICCPR, in an inter state petition under Article 20(2) which deals with inciting national, religious or racial hatred as both Pakistan and the UK are Party to the ICCPR It stressed upon the government to prevent by law the telecast of his speeches as he was a dual national and according to the Political Parties Act could not head a political party.