KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday submitted resolutions in the Sindh Assembly against the top leadership of each other’s party.

The PTI resolution was submitted by its members of the provincial assembly including Samar Ali Khan, Khurram Sher Zaman and Syed Hafeezuddin along with the Central PTI leader Arif Alvi.

The resolution demanded the Sindh government to approach the federal government against the statement made by a British citizen Altaf Hussain and his continuous interference in the internal affairs of our country that is against the norms of international diplomacy.

It stated that Mr Altaf has made statements many times which would be considered as anti-Pakistan. It is sad to note that the British government has let this person free who is involved in heinous crimes when he lived in Pakistan and who has taken amnesty under the NRO scheme and had many cases squashed. “We cannot allow any foreign national, organisation or a country to interfere in the affairs of our country especially when that individual is involved in activities which are considered to be anti-state. We demand that his nationality be revoked and he be sent back to Pakistan and face the courts here. We also want the British government to investigate the funding of MQM where the funds are coming from and from which channel.

Speaking on the occasion, Arif Alvi said Altaf Hussain being a British citizen was involved in meddling in the affairs of the country and MQM was responsible for disturbing the law and order situation in Karachi. “Rangers had played its positive role in improving the security situation in Karachi and had given sacrifices for this purpose.

Except MQM, every other political party want Rangers to be deployed in the metropolis,” he said. He said that whenever they submit a resolution like this, PPP and MQM who seems to be rivals in front of public forms an alliance behind the doors to avoid discussion on it in the provincial assembly.

He also demanded the federal government to take up this issue seriously and raise it with the British authorities. Moreover, Mutthahida Qaumi Movement has also submitted two resolutions in the assembly, one against PTI chief Imran Khan for insulting the generals of the Pakistan Army and other against the Karachi Electric for carrying out excess loadshedding in the city.

The resolutions were submitted by MQM lawmakers M Hussain, Syed Khalid Ahmed and Moin Amir Peerzada and other leaders. The unique thing about the resolutions were that they were written in Urdu, becoming the first such thing being proceeded in the provincial assembly after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved enforcement of Urdu in government affairs under the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The resolution against Imran Khan stated that Imran Khan used an abusive language against the Pakistan Army officials during a television programme which is equal to insult and attack on the state institutions. They demanded the Sindh government to bring the issue in the provincial assembly and lodge a case under Article 6 against him. It also stated that Mr Khan should also be termed disqualified from his national assembly seat for violating Article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

Talking to media, MQM leader M Hussain said they had submitted the resolutions in Urdu as it was their mother tongue and the Supreme Court of Pakistan had also directed the federal authorities to implement it as the official language of the country. He said that PTI and other organizations are making an issue out of nothing of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speech because they had nothing to present to the people for their betterment. He said Arif Alvi belongs to that group of PTI which was involved in attacking the PTV building in Islamabad. He also demanded the provincial government to bar entry of PTI leader Arif Alvi in Sindh Assembly as it is threatening the security of the assembly.

RESOLUTION AGAINST K-ELECTRIC

Another resolution was also filed against excess loadshedding from K-electric. It stated that during the period of July 1 to July 15, four major electricity breakdowns had occurred in the metropolis, creating problems for the citizens.

The routine of the citizens were disturbed badly during the Ramazan due to major breakdowns and the business activities had also suffered a major setback.

The censure motion demanded the government to bring the issue in the assembly and raise the issue with the federal authorities to take stern action against the electric company and bind it for not carrying out excess loadshedding in the business hub of the country.

They also demanded the federal authorities to direct the KE to upgrade its system and keep a vigilant eye on it. Talking to media, Aamir Moen Pirzada said the federal government should investigate inappropriate performance of the K-electric. “Karachiites are living in miserable condition due to loadshedding and the federal government is doing nothing to save the citizens from the distribution company’s ire,” he said. He said the MQM was considering all options to protest against their activities.