Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rana Sanaullah, MQM and Operation Cleanup 1992.

No alliance with MQM: Sana LAHORE, July 29: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that PML-N has not changed its stance on the MQM despite the visit of a party’s delegation to the MQM headquarters to seek support for its presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain. Talking to a TV channel on Monday, Mr Sanaullah said PML-N had not changed its views about the MQM as the case of bogus voting in Karachi was still pending with the Election Commission. He denied the PML-N had entered into an alliance with the MQM. Meanwhile, federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid rejected Mr Sanaullah’s remarks about the MQM and said they were not in conformity with the official stance of the PML-N. He said MQM enjoyed confidence of the masses since long and the PML-N respected its mandate. He asked the MQM leadership not to let the remarks hurt relations between the two parties, adding that Mr Sanaullah had been directed to support the reconciliation process with the MQM. REFERENCE: No alliance with MQM: Sana 2013-07-30 06:46:03 http://dawn.com/news/1032889/no-alliance-with-mqm-sana

Rana Sanaullah, MQM and The Guardian Story


Rana Sanaullah, MQM and The Guardian Story by SalimJanMazari

MQM happy as PML-N disowns Sana’s statement LAHORE: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement late Monday welcomed Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid’s statement in which the latter said the PML-N disowned the words uttered by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, reports Geo News. The PML-N has taken notice of Rana Sanaullah’s statements regarding the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), terming it as “incompatible with the party’s position.”Rana Sana had said the PML-N had not entered into an alliance with the MQM and the party only approached the second largest party of Sindh for their support in the presidential election. He said, “Our opinion of the MQM still remains the same. The Election Commission will investigate the rigging allegations against the MQM during the May 11 general elections.”However, Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed said that Rana Sanaullah has been conveyed to support the reconciliation process between the two parties. The information minister’s statements came soon after the MQM’s Coordination Committee convened an emergency meeting to deliberate on the statements of Rana Sanaullah.Parvez Rasheed asked the MQM not to let the relations affected due to the Punjab law minister’s statements, which he said were incompatible with the party’s position.The minister further stated that his party “highly respected” the mandate of MQM, adding that the MQM has confidence of public since long. REFERENCE: MQM happy as PML-N disowns Sana’s statement Tuesday, July 30, 2013 http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-24485-MQM-happy-as-PML-N-disowns-Sanas-statement

PML-N criticises MQM’s statements against Shahbaz: LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) criticised the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday for issuing statements against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Punjab government spokesman Senator Pervaiz Rashid, in a statement, criticised the MQM for issuing statements against Shahbaz without keeping in mind the true facts and the political stature of the Punjab chief minister. Rashid said MQM chief Altaf Hussain should refrain from criticising Shahbaz, as the Punjab chief minister is the most popular politician of the province. The spokesman said the MQM chief had no right to question the patriotism of Shahbaz Sharif, as he was himself in exile for nearly 20 years. staff report REFERENCE: PML-N criticises MQM’s statements against Shahbaz Friday, March 19, 2010 http://archives.dailytimes.com.pk/national/19-Mar-2010/pml-n-criticises-mqm-s-statements-against-shahbaz

Why Altaf Hussain went into Exile, let us refresh the memory of MQM, Nawaz Sharif and PML (N)
Altaf Hussain Interview with Jasmeen Manzoor on Nawaz Sharif (ARY NEWS 2009)


Altaf Hussain Interview with Jasmeen Manzoor on... by SalimJanMazari

2009: Altaf Hussain asks why then PM Nawaz Sharif did not try to stop the operation: KARACHI, Aug 24 Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has appealed to Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to constitute a “truth and reconciliation commission” in the light of disclosures made by Lt-Gen (retd) Naseer Akhtar, a former corps commander of Karachi, and Brig Imtiaz Ahmed, a former director-general of the Intelligence Bureau, that the MQM had nothing to do with the “Jinnahpur conspiracy”. Speaking at a press conference through remote video link from London at the Jinnah Ground on Monday, Mr Hussain said that at a talk show aired on a private television channel, the former Karachi corps commander and the former director-general of the intelligence bureau had made it clear that the allegation of the recovery of maps of Jinnahpur from the offices of the MQM in June 1992 was baseless and that the documents were fake. He recalled that Brig Asif Haroon had called journalists from Punjab after the launch of the operation to brief them about the “Jinnahpur conspiracy”, showing them maps of Jinnahpur and other documents found in the offices of MQM. “But on Sunday, Lt-Gen (retd) Naseer Akhtar and Brig (retd) Imtiaz made it clear that it was a false allegation and an attempt to divide the nation,” the MQM chief added. On the basis of the alleged maps of Jinnahpur, action was ordered against the MQM, the Muttahida chief recalled, alleging that 15,000 workers were killed during the operation and its aftermath. Mr Hussain thanked the two former military officials for “speaking the truth about the Jinnahpur conspiracy”, but lamented that it was too late since it cost the MQM heavily. He wondered why then prime minister Nawaz Sharif did not try to stop the operation. Altaf Husain called upon Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to set up a “truth and reconciliation commission” so that “fact could be distinguished from fiction”. “I can make very harsh comments after the disclosures by two senior former military officials, but I am not doing so for the sake of political harmony. “But Mr Chaudhry (Chief Justice of Pakistan), will it not be appropriate to constitute a truth and reconciliation commission. I leave the decision to you.” “I don`t want confrontation….I want unity and therefore I announce that today I pardon the murderers of my brother and nephew,” Mr Altaf said. The MQM supremo appealed to the Army and the ISI not to pay heed to the propaganda against his party. “We are not traitors….we only want to change the corrupt feudal system in the country. I appeal to the army and the ISI to withdraw old allegations, accept the MQM as a patriotic party and allow it to work across the country.” He also urged the ISI to remove from its archives all documents maligning the MQM. Mr Altaf asked CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry to summon Lt-Gen Naseer Akhtar and Brig Imtiaz to hear their versions on the 1992 operation. He called upon the president, the prime minister and the federal cabinet to “take the nation into confidence” about those “testing times”. A large number of relatives of MQM workers who were killed during the military operation were present at the Jinnah ground. REFERENCE: Retired army officers absolve MQM of Jinnahpur plot: Altaf calls for truth and reconciliation commission By Azfar-ul-Ashfaque August 25th, 2009 http://archives.dawn.com/archives/35615 http://www.dawn.com/news/849392/retired-army-officers-absolve-mqm-of-jinnahpur-plot-altaf-calls-for-truth-and-reconciliation-commission

Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad and MQM on Nawaz Sharif and Operation against MQM (ARY NEWS 2009)


Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad & MQM on Nawaz Sharif... by SalimJanMazari

THE ghosts of Pakistan`s violent political past continue to haunt the country. Extraordinary statements by a former IB chief and a former corps commander of Karachi have triggered a bitter row between the MQM and PML-N this week. First, some history. During Nawaz Sharif`s first tenure as prime minister, Sindh was facing a grave law and order crisis. Banditry had reached epidemic levels in the interior of the province and the cities in the south were unsettled. At the time, the MQM and the Nawaz Sharif-led alliance, the IJI, were in government together, but the MQM was blamed for fomenting the crisis and the army was called in to deal with the issue. As is the nature of such matters, few things are known for certain. It does seem though that the PML and the MQM were sucked into a conflict where other players, such as President Ghulam Ishaq Khan and army chief Asif Nawaz, had other agendas and axes to grind. The upshot was that the MQM was weakened as a party and its reputation sullied by the allegation that it wanted a separate homeland, the so-called Jinnahpur, which stretched from Karachi to Thatta. Now, Brig Imtiaz Ahmed (retd), formerly close to Mr Sharif and rumoured to have had his recent overtures to the PML-N rebuffed, along with Gen Naseer Akhtar (retd) has claimed that the Jinnahpur maps were fake and the separatist claim baseless. The MQM has leapt on the admissions and gone into overdrive to proclaim its bona fides as a Pakistani party that was maliciously slandered by its opponents. Puzzling as the timing of the retired army officials` statements is and unseemly as the MQM-PML-N spat is, Altaf Hussain has perhaps made the most pertinent suggestion the need for a truth and reconciliation commission. In truth, few political parties in this country can claim to have clean hands when it comes to dealing with one another. So perhaps, as they collectively steer the country`s latest transition to democracy, what the parties need most is to demonstrate that they can bury the past and genuinely work with one another towards institutional stability. A truth and reconciliation committee would be an important first step in that direction. REFERENCE: Jinnahpur debunked August 26th, 2009 http://archives.dawn.com/archives/29684

‘Nawaz was well informed about operation on MQM’-- KARACHI: Former corps commander Gen (r) Naseer Akhtar made it clear that former premier Nawaz Sharif was fully informed about the 1992 military operation before it was launched, MQM parliamentarians Ayub Shaikh and Iqbal Qadri said on Tuesday. They said in a joint statement that major decisions such as military operations could not be made without informing the government. PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal had said earlier that Sharif and his government were not taken into confidence before the operation was launched against the MQM. staff report REFERENCE: ‘Nawaz was well informed about operation on MQM’ Wednesday, August 26, 2009 http://archives.dailytimes.com.pk/national/26-Aug-2009/nawaz-was-well-informed-about-operation-on-mqm

Kamran Khan on Nawaz Sharif , Mehran Bank Scandal, Operation Cleanup


Kamran Khan on Nawaz Sharif , Mehran Bank... by SalimJanMazari

* MQM chief criticises Nawaz Sharif for not stopping military operation against his party in 1992: KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry should conduct a judicial inquiry into the killing of 15,000 Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) workers and uncover the facts behind false claims of the party’s involvement in the Jinnahpur conspiracy, party chief Altaf Hussain said on Monday. Addressing a press conference by telephone, he said former corps commander General (r) Naseer Akhtar and former Intelligence Bureau chief Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmed had vindicated the MQM through interviews broadcast on a private TV channel on Sunday. Operation: Hussain also criticised former premier Nawaz Sharif for not stopping the military operation launched against the MQM for their alleged separatist movement in 1992. “Please come forward and tell the nation why you didn’t stop that operation. You were the prime minister at that time,” he said. He said the MQM should be allowed to work freely across the country, adding the party was planning to organise a convention in Punjab after Ramzan. He also demanded an immediate end to the operation in Balochistan. REFERENCE: Altaf calls for inquiry into Jinnahpur charges against MQM by Irfan Ali  Tuesday, August 25, 2009 http://archives.dailytimes.com.pk/national/25-Aug-2009/altaf-calls-for-inquiry-into-jinnahpur-charges-against-mqm

Operation Cleanup - 1 (Capital Talk 26 Aug 2009)


Operation Cleanup - 1 (Capital Talk 26 Aug 2009) by SalimJanMazari

Operation Cleanup - 2 (Capital Talk 27 Aug 2009)


Operation Cleanup - 2 (Capital Talk 27 Aug 2009) by SalimJanMazari

Military launched operation unilaterally: Ahsan Iqbal: LAHORE: The Pakistan Army launched a military operation against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in 1992 without taking the federal government into confidence, a private TV channel quoted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal as saying on Monday. Reacting to a statement by MQM chief Altaf Hussain, Iqbal said then prime minister Nawaz Sharif had no role in the operation. “The MQM is raising all this hue and cry to stall investigations into the May 12 riots in Karachi,” he alleged. He said General Asif Nawaz initiated the operation without any political consultation. daily times monitor REFERENCE: Military launched operation unilaterally: Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday, August 25, 2009 http://archives.dailytimes.com.pk/national/25-Aug-2009/military-launched-operation-unilaterally-ahsan-iqbal

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