MQM legislators submit resignations at Nine ZeroSeptember 2, 2014
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) legislators on Wednesday submitted their resignations at Nine Zero, after MQM Chief Altaf Hussain asked them to submit their resignations to deputy convener Dr Nusrat Shaukat.
According to MQM sources, the party representatives in National Assembly, Senate and Sindh Assembly have submitted their resignations. MQM has 25 seats in the National Assembly, seven seats in Senate and 51 seats in the Sindh Assembly.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the MQM Chief said that these assemblies have failed to resolve public issues. He termed joint session of the parliament a ‘drama.’ He said no MQM member can become party of such assemblies.
Meanwhile, MQM postponed its general workers meeting, convened by its Chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday, for Thursday. The MQM chief convened a session of its members and activists of sectors and units who were clear of any blame at Lal Qila Ground to announce an important decision.
Altaf Hussain said that on one hand, he was in a state of grief and worried over the current delicate situation of the country while on the other side he was annoyed with the irresponsible and selfish behaviour of some party leaders.
He said that he would present details of party leaders’ behaviour in front of the party activists with the request to relieve him from responsibility of party leadership.
Meanwhile, hundreds of party activists gathered at La Qila ground to listen to MQM chief’s speech but later it was announced that the general workers meeting was postponed.
According to MQM spokesman, the general workers meeting was postponed for Thursday; however, no reasons were given for the delay.