KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has once again decided to separate from the Federal Cabinet for postponing the elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly seats in Karachi. The decision to leave the federal ministries was made during the MQM Rabta Committee meeting, which was held in Karachi, a Private TV Channel quoted sources as saying.
The Rabta Committee also lashed out at the PPP Government for postponing the elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly seats in Karachi. The committee decided to leave federal cabinet in first Phase while in second Phase decision to leave Sindh Government would be taken.
On the other hand, PPP has also decided not to bow down before MQM this time. According to the media reports, PPP would adopt strict stance before MQM and would replace of the Governor Sindh also in case of failure of talks between both Parties.
Meanwhile, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) also filed a petition in the Sindh High Court against the postponement of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections in Karachi. The petition was filed against alleged government interference in the elections and the Election Commission’s decision to postpone the elections.
Talking to the media, MQM MNA Haider Abbas Rizvi said that the independent judiciary will keep the facts in mind and grant justice to MQM. He added that the elections that are being held are “unconstitutional” and said that “no one trusts the election results”. The federal and Sindh government, along with the IG Sindh have been made parties in the petition. Former MLA Azad Kashmir Tahir Khokhar filed the petition in which the MQM has requested an urgent hearing of the case.
On Sunday, MQM chief Altaf Hussain had asked the MQM’s Coordination Committee to file petitions in courts seeking to make the elections null and void. Earlier, the MQM boycotted the AJK elections after they were postponed in Karachi due to security reasons.-Online