Politics: (MQM being politically victimized in Karachi operation: Farooq Sattar

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movment (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar said on Wednesday that his party is being pushed against the wall and being politically victimized in the ongoing Karachi operation.

Putting forward his party’s stance on the Karachi operation in the National Assembly, Sattar said a conspiracy has been hatched against the MQM and the party’s arrested workers were not being presented before the court.

Sattar told the National Assembly that over 40 workers of the party had been killed extra-judicially. According to the MQM leader, houses of party workers were being raided in Karachi.

Sattar further said that a ban has been enforced on social and charitable activities of the party while television channels have been instructed against live broadcast of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches.

The senior party leader said that MQM parliamentarians will submit their resignations from the National Assembly after the end of Wednesday’s session. Later they submitted their resignations.

The party has decided to step out of the legislative fold in light of reservations over the Karachi operation. The decision was taken during a meeting of the party’s elected representatives which was chaired by MQM chief Altaf Hussain via telephone from London.

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