KARACHI - The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has set afoot plans to reinstate its pre-1992 organisational structure to strengthen its fold to more effectively meet the needs of the current political situation in the country, it has been learnt.

According to sources in the largest political group in Karachi, deliberations over this matter have already been made and it is likely that the group, in the next month (February), restores its former organisational structure that stood suspended after the “1992 Operation Clean-up” the state carried out against it. The MQM has, the sources add, come to the point to separate its political and organisational structures to make its roots even stronger in the general populace.

With the reinstatement to its previous organisational structure, the MQM will be compelled to run party and political affairs separately across the country. “The party’s senior leader, Aamir Khan, is likely to be given an important responsibility in the new set-up,” confide the sources.

In the wake of the restoration, the MQM’s Tanzeemi Committee, which manages its organisational affairs, will emerge in the new arrangement for running the party’s organisational affairs across the country.

It may be mentioned here that Aamir Khan returned to the country after a month long meeting with party chief Altaf Hussain in London, ending 21-year long distance. When contacted, MQM leaders declined to comment on this subject.

Angiography facility started at LGH: Fifty-bed Cardiology Department of Lyari General Hospital (LGH) began angiography tests on Tuesday.

Prof Khalida Soomro conducted angiography of four patients on the first day. She would also examine cardio patients in OPD on Tuesdays and Fridays. The LGH has also began giving EET echo-cardiography facilities to its patients. Medical Superintendent LGH says about 2500 patients visit the OPDs of LGH daily. The hospital has also an eight-bed dialysis center, fully functional.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed has lauded the beginning of angiography facility at the LGH and hoped it would greatly facilitate low-income population of Lyari and surrounding areas.

Body found: Bullet-riddled and hands and legs tied body of a young man was found near Nigar Cinema Lee Market in the limits of Kharadar Police on Tuesday, police said.

An official Yousuf at the police station said identity of the deceased seemingly in his early twenties is yet to be ascertained. The body has three bullet holes in head and was taken to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities. Police registered case number 30/2012 under section 302 of PPC.