KARACHI: Reacting to comments made by Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in his telephonic speech early on Friday, Director General ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa said they were uncalled for and irresponsible.
In a tweet he called MQM chief’s speech “disgusting,” he said that reference to the army or its leadership while reacting to arrest of criminals with suspected links to political parties will not be tolerated.
“Irresponsible remarks and using media to incite the people of Pakistan to rise against the state will be pursued legally,” Gen Bajwa tweeted.
Addressing his supporters via a telephonic address at Nine-Zero early on Friday morning, Altaf had referred to the 1971 surrender of the armed forces, using it to ask why the party was looked on as traitors when some of its members sought refuge in India after fleeing prosecution in the aftermath of the 1992 operation against them.
Altaf had then also asked his supporters start “commando” training.
His speech came after SSP Malir Rao Anwar held a press conference on Thursday where alleged that the MQM had ties with Indian spy agency Raw and presented two suspects who claimed they had ties with the MQM and had received weapons training in India.