Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk) – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has inducted four new members in its Rabita Committee, a press release stated on Monday .


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On the other hand, sources have revealed at least 35 MQM leaders MQM have limited their association with Altaf Hussain, while the second level leadership is contacting the party chief to replace them in Rabta Committee.

According to sources, it is expected that MQM will split into three groups, as prominent leaders have distanced themselves from top leader. It is likely that Altaf Hussain would dissolve the Rabta Committee after new scenario.

Altaf Hussain has lost confidence in Rabita Committee and with the passage of time, the committee members are showing less interest in the party, sources added.

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The prominent leaders of MQM have turned off their cell phones, while the party chief is trying to contact them from London with help of nearest colleagues, the sources further said.

“Dr A Qadir Khanzada, Advocate Gulfaraz Khattak, Aslam Shah Afridi and former zonal incharge Shabbir Qaim Khani have been inducted in the Rabita Committee,” a press release stated.

The appointment of the new members came two days after the MQM chief Altaf Hussain suspended the entire Karachi Rabita (coordination) Committee of the MQM barring three members. Altaf suspended the committee because the body has been “unable to effectively perform its responsibilities despite several assurances”.

Kaiful Warah, Abdul Haseeb and Arif Khan Advocate had been spared, while the rest of the committee was advised against showing up at the party headquarters Nine Zero.

An MQM source said party chief Altaf Hussain was annoyed with the members’ tardiness and inadequate duty hours. “They were warned three days ago.”

Altaf said in a statement that a decision on the party’s corresponding policymaking body in London was expected in a day or two. However, no decision has been made as yet.