Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s leader Altaf Hussain, tendered his resignation earlier today and then took his decision back after a few hours upon his workers’ insistence.
The party leader had earlier announced that he is unable to continue leading the party forward and wishes his workers the best for the future.
He also called for party leaders to elect a new chief and consider dissolving the MQM and moving towards charitable causes to help the society.
Criticizing Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s leader Imran Khan, Altaf Hussain refuted allegations and stated that Imran Khan’s own revolution and sit-in were wrapped up after his marriage.
Altaf Hussain also said that he was living abroad due to an exile for the benefit of his party’s workers. Following his announcement, MQM workers cried in disapproval and chanted that their leader should give them another chance.
After the recent Rangers’ raid on Nine Zero, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and its leaders have been under immense pressure from all quarters. Confessions from Saulat Mirza were also very damaging for the party, as he alleged that party chief Altaf Hussain gives orders to carry out illegal activities including murders.
Following requests from his party’s workers, the MQM chief has taken back his decision to resign and it remains to be seen what he decides next.