LHC proceeds against MQM founder Altaf Hussian in Article 6 case  

LHC proceeds against MQM founder Altaf Hussian in Article 6 case  

LAHORE: (APP) A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday summoned Attorney General of Pakistan for October 17 on petitions against MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.

The bench headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi passed these orders while hearing three identical petitions filed by Malik Maqsood Ahmad Awan, Aftab Ahmad Virk and Abdullah Malik for proceedings against Altaf Hussain under Article 6 of the Constitution due to his anti-Pakistan and anti-armed forces speeches.

During the hearing, petitioners' counsel Azhar Siddique submitted that recently Altaf Hussain again made anti-Pakistan speech wherein he also chanted slogans against the country.

He said after the incident, applications were moved to the federal government with a request to ban the MQM and register a sedition case against Altaf Hussain but to no avail.

However, a section officer informed the bench that the interior ministry had sought opinion from the law ministry over the issue.

The bench reviewed documents forwarded to the law ministry and asked standing counsel whether she studied them too.

To which, standing counsel replied that she could not studied it.

At this, the bench expressed annoyance and observed that the government did not give due importance to the issue as the noting was made in a routine matter on the file.

However, the standing counsel submitted that it was a political matter and requested the court to grant time for filing reply.

But, the bench rejected the request and summoned attorney general for October 17.



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