Altaf Hussain Expresses Serious Concerns Over Grant of Rs300 Millions by Imran Khan’s Ruling Party in KP to “Taliban Nursery”
MQM Leader Demands PM Nawaz Sharif to Stop this Grant
London: 29 June 2016
MQM founder and leader Mr Altaf Hussain has expressed serious concerns over PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s decision to grant Rs300 million ($3 millions) to a religious seminary widely known to be the nursery of Taliban.
‘Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khatak, KPK, is regarded as a religious seminary (Madrassah) where Tehreek-e-Taliban was conceived and developed. A number of high-profile Taliban commanders and leaders are reported to have graduated from this seminary. Since its inception, Taliban movement has claimed responsibility of hundreds of terrorist acts in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan that have resulted in widespread destruction and caused death and injuries to hundreds of thousands of people and, in turn, have seriously damaged Pakistan’s reputation worldwide. To grant 300 million rupees from tax payers’ money to such a religious seminary is not only highly irresponsible, but also poses serious questions about Mr Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), to run such a sensitive province.” Mr Hussain added.
‘Government of Mr Nawaz Sharif should not take this decision lightly as this irresponsible act has provided further ammunition to enemies of Pakistan who are bent upon declaring Pakistan as the biggest sponsor of religious terrorism in the world. Mr Nawaz Sharif must act to stop this grant,’ the MQM leader demanded.