LAHORE: Advocating and supporting democracy in Pakistan as a “better option” for combating terrorism and extremism – like the major of the opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly – the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has rejected the demand by Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain for an army takeover in the country.
Terming the MQM chief’s recently aired statement “highly undemocratic”, the PTI filed a condemnation resolution against it in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat on Wednesday.
The condemnation resolution was personally filed by Opposition Leader in the House Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, in which he strongly condemned Altaf Hussain’s statement, saying that he (MQM chief) had proved himself “undemocratic” after urging the military to take over the country.
He said in the resolution that such a demand was not only undemocratic but proved Altaf to be undemocratic as well, which was condemnable. In the resolution, he also added that this House of Punjab Assembly demanded that the MQM chief take back his statement. In the resolution, he also called Altaf Hussain a “foreigner” (as he is living in London and commanding his party for the last 20 years), and said that that all Pakistanis fully backed democracy in their country. He said that no foreigner could be successful in his undemocratic aims.
It is pertinent to mention here that Altaf Hussain, while addressing his party workers the other day, urged the Pakistan Army to take over the country if the civilian government failed to curb terrorism.
According to parliamentary sources in the Punjab Assembly, the resolution would hopefully be tabled in the House during the upcoming session, expected on March 5.
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