Altaf says Fazl didn’t present any condition for negotiations
LONDON - Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said that his party was against confrontation and that resignations of the lawmakers represented a response to the minus-Altaf formula.
“MQM is a democratic party and any decision regarding withdrawal of resignations from the assemblies would be made after the party’s talks set to be brokered by Fazlur Rehman,” Altaf said while talking to a private TV channel on Monday.
He said that had MQM believed in terrorism, the law enforcers would have to face resistance in the ongoing operation in Karachi, particularly, in areas where Mohajirs were in majority, but no such thing happened.
Altaf said every party has good and bad elements and a process of cleansing has been going on in the MQM since 1984. He said he talked to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F chief Fazlur Rehman on the telephone and that the latter did not present any condition for the negotiations.
The MQM chief said he regretted that despite reminders to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the monitoring committee was not constituted to oversee the ongoing crackdown on criminal elements in Karachi.
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