LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued notices for September 20 to federal government, Election Commission of Pakistan and others on a petition seeking directions to cancel Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) registration as a political party.
LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued notices on a petition filed by Advocate Sardar Aftab Virk.
During the hearing, the petitioner-counsel submitted that it was mandatory for every political party to be patriotic.
He contended that the MQM was not a patriotic party. “MQM chief Altaf Hussain was involved in anti-Pakistan activities and he delivered speeches against the country”, he added.
The petitioner requested the court to issue directions for cancellation of MQM registration as a political party.
The court after recording arguments issued notices for September 20 to federal government, Election Commission of Pakistan and others and sought reply. -APP