I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED ANY MONEY FROM ANY AGENCY: ALTAF HUSSAIN
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Mr. Altaf Hussain has said that he had never taken any money or funds, whether directly or indirectly, from the ISI, the MI or any other agency, or any functionary or through or from Mr. Yousuf Memon Advocate. If Mr. Memon had taken any money from the agencies or Mr. Younus Habib, he should be held accountable so that the public money belonging to the poor people of Pakistan could be returned.
In his interview to the renowned private satellite television channel GEO, the former ISI Col. Akber has categorically confirmed Mr. Hussain's blanket refusal to accept any money from the Agencies, despite persistent insistence from the Agencies to receive such money. Collaterally, Mr. Yousuf Memon Advocate, in his interview to the same television channel GEO, has also denied giving any money to Mr. Hussain or anyone else.
The unequivocal and settled stance of Mr. Altaf Hussain of not having received any money from the Agencies, directly or indirectly, stands preeminently vindicated. The above interviews of the former ISI Col. Akber and Mr. Yousuf Memon Advocate now stand recorded in the annals of the GEO television channel archives.
Despite, the above clarificatory statements Mr. Hussain has further invited the Honourable Supreme Court to initiate any further investigation or inquiry from the said Col. Akber or Mr. Yousuf Memon Advocate into the allegations in question, employing its own prerogative or discretion.
In the end, Mr. Altaf Hussain has breathed a sigh of relief that both Col. Akber and Mr. Yousuf Memon Advocate were alive and hence there was no impediment in the Supreme Court recording their statements, in case the Apex Court entertained any doubt in this regard.
ALTAF HUSSAIN CONDEMNS DEADLY BLAST IN BADABER AREA OF PESHAWAR
LONDON: 11THMARCH 2012:
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the bomb blast in a funeral in Badaber area located on the outskirts of Peshawar. He expressed his grief on the killing and wounding of several people in the blast that went off after the funeral prayer had finished near a graveyard.
Mr Hussain said that the terrorists carrying out such blast were working to harm the integrity of the country, and they wanted to create instability and chaos. He said that these bloodthirsty terrorists did not deserve any leniency. He said that the elements behind carrying out a deadly blast in a funeral resulting in the death of innocent people were distorting the face of Islam, which is a religion of peace.
Mr Hussain expressed sympathies to the bereaved families whose relatives died in the attack and prayed for the early recovery and good health of the people injured in the attack.
Mr Hussain stressed upon President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, and Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik to take notice of the blast in Badaber area and bring the perpetrators to book.
NATIONAL SECURITY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS VISIT NINE ZERO
KARACHI: 11THMARCH 2012:
Participants of the 12thcourse of National Security Workshop conducted by the National Defence University visited the Head Office of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) on Saturday, 10thMarch and met Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee Mrs Nasrin Jalil. MNAs Mr Farhat Khan, Mrs Imrana Saeed Jamil, and MPAs Mr Adil Khan and Mr Syed Khalid Ahmed were also present on the occasion. The course participants praised the struggle of the MQM for the poor and middle classes in the country. They also paid glowing tributes to the MQM founder and leader Mr Altaf Hussain. Mrs Jalil said that the MQM was emerging as a national political party and people across the length and breadth of the country were showing confidence in the leadership of Mr Hussain.