LONDON: Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain, who had resigned as party head early Sunday morning, took back his resignation on request of his party workers, Express News reported.
MQM chief said he might not be a leader in the eyes of the international community but he is one for the people of Pakistan.
Earlier today, Hussain had voluntarily handed over party’s authority and responsibilities to the Rabita Committee.
Addressing his party members from London, Hussain had said his decision to resign comes after his house in the UK was raided by the Scotland Yard and some material was seized in relation to Dr Imran Farooq’s murder case.
Speaking about Dr Farooq’s murder case, Hussain had said he will not hire any lawyer to fight for him in the court and that he would plead the case himself.
He added that he will accept the court’s decision in this case.
Soon after the decision was announced, party members started gathering outside MQM’s headquarter Nine Zero in Karachi. The members requested Hussain to take back his resignation.
Farooq’s murder case
Founding member of MQM, Dr Farooq was stabbed to death in Green Lane on Edgware Road on 16 September, 2010 – but leads in the case have been few and far between – or at least not publicised. The anti-terrorist unit of the Metropolitan Police had said that, a few months before his murder, Dr Farooq had been trying to create his own independent political “profile”.
The police force had hinted about the possibility that Dr Farooq might have been thinking of embarking on a new political career, and, therefore, it wanted to talk to everyone who were in contact with him from a political perspective.
It also noted that Dr Farooq had created a new Facebook profile in 2010 and had established many new contacts on the social forum.