KARACHI – Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday directed his party’s lawmakers to submit their resignations to Nadeem Nusrat, deputy convener of the party.
There are 24 MNAs and seven senators in the parliament. “I give all assemblies one week to improve their functioning,” the MQM chief said, adding the parliament was ‘full of drama.’ During the day, it was reported that the MQM chief was upset with some party leaders as well as the ongoing political crisis, and he said that he would request his supporters to relieve him of party leadership.
A press statement on the MQM website stated that the party chief was unhappy with the behaviour of party’s top leadership. In his brief announcement, Altaf calls Pakistan a sensitive state. An official from the MQM media cell said that the resignations were being gathered as MQM can no longer be a part of this system.
The resignations come at a time when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are holding protests and sit-ins against the current political system and are demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose government they call the outcome of a rigged election.