MQM decides to sit in opposition


KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to sit in the opposition benches at the federal and provincial level, DawnNews reported.

The decison was made by the the MQM’s Rabita committee, after days of speculation.

MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari will be the party’s parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly, whereas Sardar Ahmed will participate in the election for chief minister Sindh.

Dr Farooq Sattar will be the MQM’s parliamentary leader in the National Assembly while Rashid Godal will be the party’s deputy leader.

Meanwhile, the MQM’s Rabita Committee held a press conference in Karachi on Wednesday during which the party’s leader Haider Abbas Rizvi appealed to the citizens of the city to setup a vigilance committee in the city.

Rizvi requested Karachiites to record videos of cars plying on Karachi’s roads without number plates and those carrying suspicious persons and post it on social media websites.

The MQM ‘s activists were being targeted in the city which was actually ‘genocide’ against the Urdu-speaking community, according to the party’s Rabita Committee.

Rizvi also requested those in power to take notice of the illegal activities of the law enforcement personnel.