Altaf announces coordination committee
KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s self-exiled leader, Altaf Husain, announced on Saturday a 20-member coordination committee of the party that will replace the existing adhoc committee.
Speaking to the joint session of the adhoc committee and members of the MQM’s International Secretariat in London, he said several steps had been taken to improve the organization of the party. “Through mutual consultations it has been decided that a permanent coordination committee should be elected to replace the adhoc committee and in light of the organizational elections, a 20-member coordination committee is being formed,” he said.
Mr Husain announced the coordination committee and extended his felicitations to the newly-elected members. He instructed them to maintain “exemplary discipline, avoid nepotism and adopt merit as the basis of your decisions.”
He advised them “not to treat workers as servants or inferiors, but to consider them equal members of the movement and treat them sincerely.”
“This is one of the outstanding differences between the MQM and other parties that the application of accountability and rules and regulations does not vary in the MQM with regard to being a worker or an office-bearer,” he said. According to the announcement, Dr Imran Farooq will remain the party convener, Anwaar Alam will be in charge of the coordination committee in Pakistan and Abdul Haseeb will be his deputy.