ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers have formally got nod from party supermo Altaf Hussain to take back resignations from National Assembly, Senate and Sindh Assembly. “The party lawmakers have been asked to take back resignations and restart parliamentary politics with same vigour,” sources in MQM told The Nation. The party members were earlier strictly advised to rejoin parliament after the formation of the Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC).
The government the other day (Friday), had finally formed a five-member team to look into the complaints of the MQM and other party or groups against the ongoing Rangers operation in Karachi. The formation of GRC was the major demand of MQM, as earlier they called off talks with government on this point. According to a notification, this Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) would hold its first session within 15 days of its constitution and complete its work on the complaints within 90 days.
When contacted, MQM Senior Leader Waseem Akhtar said that MQM’s lawmakers would now take back their resignations as government has formed GRC. “With the start of session of assemblies and Senate the respective legislators of the party will take back resignations,” said Akhtar, adding the government has fulfilled the main demand of the MQM. The MQM lawmakers had resigned from the National Assembly, Senate and Sindh Assembly in second week of August against the alleged unilateral operation of Rangers against their party leaders and activists.