The leader and chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Mr. Altaf Hussain gave his resignation from the party’s leadership today, citing his inability to carry out his role any longer.

Speaking to his party members via a telephonic address at Nine Zero, the MQM leader stated:  “I will not be leading MQM from now on”.

Mr. Altaf Hussain also urged his party members to elect a new chief soon, despite party workers showing disapproval for their leader’s decision.

According to him, the party should be dissolved now and the activists should carry out the party’s work while the leaders should engage in charitable activities.

Mr. Altaf also expressed his disappointment at being maligned on television shows and said that from now on he will not tolerate any more abuse or insult because he is not associated with the MQM. He also criticized Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader for his allegations.

Highlighting Imran Khan’s sit-in, Altaf Hussain said that Imran Khan’s revolution and sit-in was wrapped up after he got married. He also justified his residence in a foreign country by saying that he was in exile on account of his party’s workers.

After his announcement to resign from party leadership, MQM workers cried in disapproval and chanted in unison to ask their leader to give them one more chance. However, Atlaf Hussain did not change his decision and remained steady.

Following Altaf Hussain’s resignation, several MQM MNAs also tendered their resignations to the assembly.