ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Monday lashed out at Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain for his “derogatory speech from a day ago,” saying that no country will allow an expatriate to pass provocative remarks against its security forces and integrity.
According to a statement issued by the federal interior ministry on Monday, Nisar said Altaf’s speeches “incite hate and and provoke violence,” and labeled his remarks “unacceptable” and “intolerable.”
“No country can tolerate a person, especially if he is based outside the country, passing derogatory remarks against the state and its security forces,” maintained Nisar.
Nisar said British authorities’ investigation into “Altaf’s illegal activities” had made him resort to “baseless allegations whereby he was spitting venom against the security agencies of the country.”
“Altaf is himself responsible for all that is happening to him, not the army or Rangers,” said the federal minister.
“The language used by Altaf in relation to the 1971 war is identical to India’s rhetoric.”
The interior minister said the Urdu-speaking community was educated and well behaved, and Altaf’s language was not a true representation of the community; “it is in fact causing them disrespect,” said Nisar.
Altaf Hussain had yesterday called upon the army chief to take notice of the alleged violation of army’s code of conduct by the director general of Sindh Rangers and other officials and urged him to do justice in the matter.
“We are not against the army; we are against the rotten eggs in the institution… Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif should save Pakistan and throw out the rotten eggs who have embezzled billions of rupees like civilians,” he had said.
The speech was apparently in response to media reports that quoted Rangers sources as saying the paramilitary force was going to release a factsheet in a couple of days about the March 11 raid on MQM’s Nine Zero headquarters in Azizabad.
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