Senate adopts resolution against MQM chief

ISLAMABAD: Senate on Monday has unanimously adopted a resolution against founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Altaf Hussain over the anti-state slogans and storming of media houses in Karachi last month.
The development has come in after a joint resolution was approved in Sindh Assembly last week. The resolution was moved jointly by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Tehreek-e-eInsaf, Muslim League-Functional and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan.
Reportedly, at least half of the elected members of the Senate were absent to witness the development.
Hussain had addressed a gathering of party activists in Karachi in August which witnessed anti-Pakistan slogans. The MQM workers later stormed offices of ARY News and Samaa television channel prompting a crackdown against the party across Sindh. Over two dozen offices of MQM were razed in the confrontation with the government that ensued.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in Senate, Aitzaz Ahsan presented the Panama Papers Inquires Act, 2016 today on behalf of the opposition parties over probe into Panama leaks against premier’s daughter and two sons who were named in April in documents relating to offshore companies that were leaked from database of a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca.
The bill was forwarded to the standing committee concerned for proceedings.