ISLAMABAD - In an unprecedented move, Muttahida Qaumi Movement has decided to condemn the controversial remarks of its own leader by moving a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat today. 

The real purpose, it seems, of submitting a resolution is to mitigate the anger of both treasury and opposition benches.

PPP and PTI have already submitted resolutions demanding an immediate and stern action against Altaf Hussian.

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), the ruling party, may also submit a resolution in National Assembly Secretariat before the start of the upcoming 35th session of the lower house.

When contacted, MQM’s Ali Raza Abidi confirmed the move. “Yes, MQM will condemn the statement of Altaf Hussain in its resolution,” he said.

Sources said MQM has planned to block vigorous and strict demands of political parties (PML-N, PPP and PTI). “Any demand about imposing article-6 will be defended in a technical way,” they said. MQM has also prepared a list of ‘controversial remarks’ uttered by other national leaders. “The controversial remarks of Asif Ali Zardari, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Imran Khan and Asfand Yar Wali Khan may be shared on the floor of the house if political parties intend to demand imposition of article-6,” they said.

Earlier in the day, PPP submitted a resolution in National Assembly Secretariat condemning the remarks of Altaf Hussian.

“This House vociferously condemns Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan speeches in recent days while addressing his party workers. His derogatory remarks against the country which gave him an identity and standing in the national and international arena are totally unacceptable to each and every person loyal to this country,” the resolution read.

“We demand an immediate and stern action against him (Altaf Hussian). We also strongly disapprove the attacks carried out against media houses/ journalists on the provocation of Altaf Hussain,” it stated.