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MQM Lawmakers Prepare Resignations

by Aamir Iqbal
Jocelyn Bain Hogg for Newsweek Pakistan

Jocelyn Bain Hogg for Newsweek Pakistan

Senior party leader says chief Altaf Hussain will determine future course of action in one week.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday directed his party’s lawmakers to submit their resignations to the party leadership, warning Parliament to “fix” itself within a week.

“Altaf Hussain has announced that all sitting members of the MQM should submit their resignations to the deputy convener [Dr Nusrat Shaukat] by evening today,” senior leader Haider Abbas Rizvi told Newsweek. The directive applies to the MQM’s 24 members in the National Assembly, 7 members of the Senate, and 54 members in the Sindh Assembly.

“During an interview with a private TV channel, our party chief said Parliament had failed to play a constructive role in resolving the problems facing common man,” he said, adding, “MQM members have nothing to do with these useless assemblies.”

According to Rizvi, the MQM chief has directed all members to submit their resignations and then wait for a week for his next orders. “Whatever is occurring in the ongoing joint session of Parliament is nothing more than speeches of artificial words,” said Rizvi, adding that Hussain had said nothing constructive had been achieved to resolve the current political unrest in the country.

Pakistan is currently embroiled in a political crisis brought on by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek, which have been protesting against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections and have demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down.

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