LONDON: 10th July 2012
Mr Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), has praised Senior Federal Advisor Mr Rehman Malik for resigning from the senate on the issue of the dual nationality. He said that Mr Malik has raised the heads of over 1.5 million overseas Pakistanis with pride by resigning the senate membership.
Talking to Mr Malik on telephone Mr Hussain said that the opposition parties were claiming that the bill on the dual nationality was being introduced in order to protect Mr Malik. The resignation by Mr Malik has thrown the opposition off balance, he added.
Mr Hussain said that Mr Malik had demonstrated by showing solidarity with the overseas Pakistanis, that the bill was actually introduced for giving the right to vote to Pakistanis living abroad.
Mr Malik thanked Mr Hussain for the support given by the MQM in passing of the amended contempt of court bill by National Assembly. He also praised Mr Hussain’s role in promoting democracy in the country and the continuation of the democratic system.
Mr Malik Said that the leadership of the Peoples Party holds Mr Hussain in high esteem for supporting the government and President Asif Zardari in testing times.
Mr Malik said that the MQM is a strongly allied party of the PPP and the two parties will cooperate with each other for promoting democracy and bringing stability in the country.