Pakistan News : Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has suspended the party membership of Coordination Committee members Shakeel Umar and Saleem Tajik for indefinite period.
According to the statement issued by the MQM’s coordination committee, the party’s membership of Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC) member Farooq Saleem has also been suspended.
The statement also issued instructions to the MQM workers not to maintain any direct or indirect contact with any of the suspended members.
It further stated that the party chief Altaf Hussain is busy in the continuous process of cleansing undesirable elements from the MQM. Altaf is working 21 to 22 hours a day.
Consultations among the members of coordination committee are also part of the process, the statement added.
On Wednesday, Altaf Hussain addressing the members of the coordination committee via telephone at Nine Zero, expressed resolve to cleanse the party.
He said MQM strictly prohibits collection of donation and warned that if any office bearer or worker is found involved in this practice his basic membership will be revoked.
Altaf said MQM adheres to the policy of ‘zero tolerance’ when it comes to the instances of illegal occupation of land, plots, residences and shops or their sale/purchase, and advised that in case any member of his party is directly or indirectly involved in such practices he should voluntarily tender his resignation.