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PPP backtracking from stance on Altaf; Khuhro skips question

KARACHI: Following PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s statement declaring MQM founder Altaf Hussain as ‘political reality’ of Karachi, its seemed other PPP leaders are also changing their stance on the MQM founder.

On Saturday, when a journalists asked a question about declaring Altaf Hussain as traitor, Sindh Senior Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro skipped the question and avoided to answer it.

It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan People’s Party has already demanded treason trial against Altaf Hussain under Article 6 of the Constitution through a unanimously passed resolution from Sindh Assembly.

The resolution, jointly tabled by PPP and other parties including MQM-Pakistan, had declared Altaf Hussain as traitor and demanded high treason case against Altaf under Article 6.

But on Friday, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during a press talk after a meeting with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said that he never ever declared Altaf Uncle  as traitor. Even Bilawal went a step forward and termed Altaf Hussain a ‘political reality’ of Karachi.

Earlier, addressing a press conference at Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuhro said that for the first time in PPP’s history,  its organisational structure and all wings were dissolved which was aimed at accommodating the estranged party workers and leaders.

He said that some 800 people were joining PPP from Orangi town. He welcomed those joining PPP and urged  them to work for the country by shunning all their prejudices and biases.  He said that those joining the party led by Izharul Haq and Yousuf Khan would work for strengthening the party.

Regarding political parties’ militant wings, he said that in Karachi and the country there was no room for parties having militant wings.

He said that everyone must be brought to the national mainstream.  He said that Sindh Assembly had passed a resolution against the MQM founder’s anti-state statements. He said that the federal government did not respond to Assembly’s call against MQM chief.