KARACHI: Sindh Assembly lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously accepted a resolution against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.
The move comes a day after the MQM’s Pakistan leadership removed Altaf’s London-based coterie from the top decision-making forum of the party as Coordination Committee convener Nadeem Nusrat asserted that Altaf was still the party’s uncontested chief.
This is the first Sindh Assembly session since Altaf’s incendiary Aug 22 speech. The house took up three resolutions demanding trial of the MQM supremo and his supporters under Article 6 of the Constitution.
His own handpicked 51 lawmakers, who used to defend him tooth and nail in the past, find no way ahead but to join the movers of the resolutions tabled by PPP MPA Khairunisa Mughal, PML-F lawmakers Nand Kumar Goklani, Nusrat Seher Abbasi and Khurram Sher Zaman of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.