Opposition parties in Punjab Assembly condemn attack on media outlets in Karachi


A resolution was submitted in Punjab Assembly by the opposition on Tuesday condemning the attack on media outlets in Karachi.

The resolution, presented by PTI member Shoaib Siddiqui, slams MQM Chief Altaf Hussain’s provocative anti-Pakistan speech and party workers’ attack on media offices in Karachi. It also expresses solidarity with media houses and journalists and praises the media for delivering its duty courageously even in the most difficult times.

Furthermore, the resolution pays tribute to Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif’s orders in response to Altaf Hussain’s hate speech and lauds the efforts of Rangers and Sindh police in handling the situation and restoring peace in Karachi.

Another opposition leader, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, also submitted a resolution against MQM in Punjab Assembly on Tuesday.

The resolution condemns the attack and the anti-Pakistan attitude of MQM chief and party workers. Moreover, journalists gathered outside Punjab Assembly today to protest the attack. Earlier on Monday, Altaf Hussain’s speech to participants in the hunger strike organised by MQM incited party workers to take to the streets, ransack media houses and vandalise property. At least one person died and eight others were injured during the violent attacks in which around 2,000 party workers participated.