Altaf Hussain wants Sindh and Balochistan to be separate from Pakistan
Founder and leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain calls on US Congress to table Bill for the ‘independence’ of Balochistan and Sindh from Pakistan.
Welcoming the US Congress’ decision to table a bill on Tibet independence from China and praising Dalai Lama’s efforts for self-determination, the MQM leader added that he would be pleased to see independent states of Balochistan and Sindh.
He allegedly claims that Balochs, Sindhis, and Muhajirs (Urdu-Speaking people) are being ‘oppressed’ as they are enforcedly disappeared, abducted, tortured, put them behind bars, and extra-judicially killed by the authorities for demanding for their rights. He allegedly claims, “90 of people of Balochistan and Sindh provinces want to have their own independent Balochistan and Sindhudesh”
Altaf Hussain’s statement was announced on his official Twitter account.
People of Balochistan & Sindh wants independence.
I appeal US Congress to table a bill for the independence of Balochistan & Sindh. pic.twitter.com/XW8TwhkZaL
— Altaf Hussain (@AltafHussain_90) May 27, 2020
In his tweet, he also targeted the Pakistani army and its intelligence services and said that they were fully responsible for Pakistan’s suffering for the past seventy-two years, despite the fact that he has, in the past, claimed to have served in the Pakistani army himself during the tenure of Yahya Khan.
Hussain has been living in exile in London since 1992 and has never returned to Pakistan since because has been a fugitive from the Anti Terrorism Court of Pakistan (ATC) as he has charges of murder, targeted killings, treason, inciting violence, and hate speeches.
Previously in Pakistan, Altaf Hussain claimed to have ‘championed’ Urdu-speaking people’s rights for years, yet he has oft-been blamed for the violence, chaos, and the unrest in his own hometown, Karachi, for years. He is now critical of his own country and is seeking asylum in India.