KARACHI: Last night Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) leader Amir Khan distanced the party from statements made by party chief Altaf Hussain addressing workers in the United States.

A day after party leadership in Karachi distanced itself from Hussain's earlier anti-Pakistan comments and decided to strip him of organizational powers for an indefinite period, the MQM chief allegedly urged US party workers to seek help from Israel, India, Iran and Afghanistan.

In the newly-surfaced audio clip, Hussain allegedly said, "If the US and Israel help, I will go myself to fight Daesh, Al Qaeda, Taliban and the Inter-Services Intelligence and Pakistan Army who created them."

The MQM Chief, while addressing "Hindus" allegedly said, "We could not recognise the British conspiracy [to divide the subcontinent] and we became a part of it."

The authenticity of the clip has not been independently verified by Dawn.com.

Speaking to journalists at the Karachi Press Club, MQM's Amir Khan denied that the MQM had anything to do with the recently surfaced speech.

Khan was also quizzed by journalists about these statements at the Karachi Municipal Corporation building where mayoral polls were underway earlier on Wednesday, but he did not shed any light on the matter then.

Flanked by the Coordination Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar, Khan said, "Like Farooq Sattar had disassociated the party from Altaf Hussain's earlier speech in our press conference yesterday (Tuesday), we, the Pakistan Rabita Committee, disassociate ourselves from this recent speech."

Khan claimed that the audio clip carries parts of a speech made by Altaf Hussain before the MQM Coordination Committee announced that the party’s leadership in Pakistan would solely run the show with full authority.