Pakistan News : Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) self-exiled London-based leader, Altaf Hussain, who was recently bailed in an alleged money-laundering case, Wednesday said that the charges brought against him were nothing but a pack of lies.
“Listen to me carefully, I have never bowed down before anyone but Allah Almighty and that’s exactly what I am going to do in the given circumstances”, said he tele-addressing his workers in 38 cities of Pakistan.
His Wednesday’s live broadcast from London commemorates party’s 36th Foundation Day.
The MQM was founded in 1984 by Altaf Hussain. At the time of inception, MQM represented only the Muhajir community but after several years, Muhajir Qaumi Movement changed its name to Muttahida Qaumi Movement. The first political organization of Muhajirs, called All Pakistan Muhajir Student Organization (APMSO), was founded on 11 June 1978 by Altaf Hussain in Karachi University. On March 18, 1984, the APMSO evolved into a proper political organization—Muhajir Qaumi Movement.
Bucking up his workers, Hussain asked them to repose full trust in him as, according to him, the cases he was facing in London were merely frame-ups, which were bound to go nowhere.
“Trust me, the cases are destitute of foundation. These conspiracies will die their own death. So take heart and keep your morale sky-high”, he told the workers.
On the allegations of hostilities leveled against MQM, Hussain made it clear that his party had never believed in the politics of violence.
“It is only a figment of conspirators’ imagination as the anti-MQM propaganda factories are back in full-scale production”, the MQM leader said.
Pledging solidarity with Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s Allama Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, the firebrand MQM supremo warned the government against so much as laying a finger on the reformist cleric.
Going forward, Hussain said that MQM was struggling for the establishment of an enlightened society in Pakistan.