Saturday, July 27, 2013

Nawaz Sharif and Militant Wings in Sindh Assembly, Pakistan.

KARACHI, July 26: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement announced on Friday ‘unconditional’ support for PML-N candidate Mamnoon Hussain in the presidential election after a delegation of the ruling party visited its Nine Zero headquarters to seek its support. The support strengthened the position of the PML-N because of the number of legislators of Muttahida in the parliament and Sindh Assembly. The development provided the beleaguered MQM with a political respite because, according to sources, in return for its support the ruling party invited it to join the federal government. It was the first visit of a high-level PML-N delegation to the MQM headquarters since the parting of ways between Nawaz Sharif and the MQM after the assassination of former Sindh governor Hakim Muhammad Said in 1998 and imposition of governor’s rule in the province. Although the MQM had unconditionally supported Mr Sharif during the election for prime minister, relations between the two parties remained uneasy because of the bitter past. But the enthusiastic welcome given to the PML-N delegation and the subsequent announcement about MQM’s support for Mr Hussain made it clear that the two parties had decided to bury the hatchet and make a fresh start. Both parties insisted that the support was ‘unconditional’ and the sources said the PML-N had made an offer to the MQM to join the federal government. Modalities in this regard would be sorted out after the presidential election. REFERENCE: MQM, PML-N in new bonhomie

Reality of Nawaz Sharif and PML (N) Alliance with MQM.

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2011 Daily Dawn : While the MQM chief criticised Nawaz Sharif, he termed President Asif Zardari his brother. His reply was in the affirmative when asked whether the Pakistan People’s Party and the MQM could sit together again. “No leniency must be shown to a criminal regardless of his party affiliation. The extortion racket should be curbed… if the PPP is ready to end such things then we would also think about going with the PPP. If they cannot do this then we will remain their friends but stay in the opposition.” 2011 Daily Times : On the Charter of Democracy (COD), he said that both the PPP and Nawaz Sharif had failed to implement it and termed it a document of false promises. 2011 The News International : LONDON: MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Friday kept the entire country on edge for hours as he addressed his workers and journalists from London, complaining about conspiracies to eliminate him and breaking up Pakistan but repeatedly offered the services of his party to the Pakistan Army and ISI to help save the country. In a countrywide televised press conference, the MQM leader accused the PML-N of Nawaz Sharif of having large arsenals of weapons. REFERENCES: MQM in the way of plot against Pakistan: Altaf 2011-09-09 22:38:14 No super power can disintegrate Pakistan: Altaf Saturday, September 10, 2011\09\10\story_10-9-2011_pg1_1 MQM at beck and call of Army: Altaf by Murtaza Ali Shah Saturday, September 10, 2011 London calling: Altaf Hussain hits back at friends, foes By Saba ImtiazPublished: September 9, 2011

MQM Exposes Militant Wings of Nawaz Sharif and PML (Nawaz)

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KARACHI: The political parties, which are being targeted by the Pakistani Taliban for having ‘secular views,’ late on Tuesday said the coming May 11 polls are being hijacked by “local and international establishment,” DawnNews reported.Speaking during a joint-press conference held at the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarters Nine-Zero in Karachi, Dr Farooq Sattar, Senator Rehman Malik and Senator Shahi Syed reiterated their stance to carry on with their respective electoral campaigns despite the terrorist threats.At least 60 people have been killed in attacks targeting politicians and political parties across Pakistan since April 11.The three main parties of the outgoing coalition government – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP) and MQM – had earlier in the day also rejected the call to bring in the Army in Sindh.All three leaders, during the press conference, vowed to foil the conspiracy of bringing an extremist, pro-Taliban and right-wing government in the country.“Militants want to divide Pakistan by bringing a pro-Taliban prime minister in the coming elections,” said former interior minister and PPP leader Rehman Malik.He blamed the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in Punjab of providing cover to banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). The prevailing sectarian violence in Karachi and elsewhere in the country is due to that patronage, he added.“Pakistani and international establishment are behind keeping the three liberal political parties of the country away from coming into power,” said MQM’s Farooq Sattar. He said there was no level playing field being provided to all parties on parity.The MQM leader urged the interim government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to fulfil their constitutional responsibility of ensuring free, fair and transparent elections.ANP’s president of its Sindh chapter, Shahi Syed said that a conspiracy is being hatched against spirit of Islam and the survival of Pakistan. “Terrorists cannot frighten us……..its about time we stand together against the militants,” said Syed. “Taliban were assassins, are and will remain that,” he added.The three leaders, prior to the press conference, held a consultative session to device a joint-electoral strategy for the coming polls. REFERENCE: Polls are being hijacked by Establishment, blame PPP, MQM, ANP Daily Dawn Election Special

Nawaz Sharif on Militant Wings and Mafia in Sindh Assembly (December 2012)

Nawaz Sharif on Militant Wings & Mafia in Sindh... by SalimJanMazari

2011: Nawaz for ban on parties harbouring militants : MULTAN: Pakistan Muslim League-N president Nawaz Sharif said here on Friday that the Supreme Court in its judgment on the law and order situation in Karachi had asked political parties to expel criminals from their ranks, adding that it was now parliament’s duty to ban all organisations that had militant wings. Talking to journalists at Multan airport, Mr Sharif said he was optimistic that in the forthcoming elections the masses would reject the political parties that harboured militants because these were working against the county’s interest. Answering a question, he said new provinces should be created on administrative grounds and not on linguistic basis. He warned there would be a Karachi-like situation in a new province made on the linguistic basis. “Ethnic war is the root-cause of lawlessness in Karachi while elements involved in criminal activities are taking shelter in political parties,” he said. He said the Punjab government had launched several development projects in south Punjab and rejected allegations that the provincial government led by his party was not giving southern Punjab its due share in funds. Mr Sharif said the chief minister of Punjab had left Lahore and camped in southern Punjab when the region was hit by floods last year; more Danish schools were being built in southern Punjab than in other areas of the province and in the Yellow cab scheme also a sizeable share had been given to the region. 2013 : KARACHI: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif expressed his resolve to eliminate the militant wings of all the political parties in the country after coming to power. The PML-N chief made this commitment on Thursday while talking to newsmen at the Jinnah Terminal here and said the PML-N would revive the life and prosperity of Karachi and restore the status of this mega city as the city of lights. He declared that there was no militant wing of any political party in the Punjab and the election campaign was going on peacefully in the province without any disturbance. “Everybody is disturbed due to the situation in Karachi. Extortionists are moving freely and businessmen are being kidnapped for ransom,”with Lahore through motorways. He claimed he truly loved Karachi and wanted the city to return to its normal life like the past. He advised the PPP leadership not to mislead the masses and tell the nation about what they had done for the country with their performance over the past five years. The PML-N leader claimed that those labelling him as ‘Taliban prime minister’ had done nothing for the country and the people would reject them in the upcoming elections. REFERENCE: Nawaz for ban on parties harbouring militants Parties with ‘militant wings’ must be banned, says Nawaz 2011-10-07 06:52:02
Militant wings of parties to be eliminated: Nawaz by Tahir Hasan Khan Friday, May 03, 2013

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