‘Propaganda’ against Altaf must be ended: MQM

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Thursday called for an end to what it termed as the “propaganda against party chief Altaf Hussain”, media reported.

Deputy convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Central Rabita (Coordination) Committee, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, told a press conference at the party’s “Nine-Zero” headquarter that “there should be an end to the propaganda against party chief Altaf Hussain and the MQM.”

“The confidence of MQM workers in the party’s leadership will continue the same way in the future as it had in the past,” the deputy convener said.

The statements from the MQM come after the UK’s BBC Two programme ‘Newsnight’ reported that party chief Altaf Hussain was being investigated for money laundering worth at least 400,000 pounds as well as for incitement to violence.

The party’s Rabita Committee deputy convener appealed to the citizens to raise their voice at every forum, in a democratic manner, and reminded that the MQM had every right to peacefully protests the propaganda. He further appealed to the people to remain calm and patient.

Siddiqui further said that “the MQM was responding to the propaganda against it with evidence.”