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May 27, 2013

New MQM Rabita Committee formed

Islamabad

 
May 27, 2013

KARACHI: In a major bid to revamp the organisation structure of the party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has announced a 23-member Rabita (coordinating) Committee and a ten member Tanzeemi (organisational) Committee on Sunday.
Addressing party activists at a general workers meeting at the MQM headquarters Nine Zero, the MQM chief announced the names of Engr Nasir Jamal, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Dr. Nusrat as deputy conveners of the coordination committee in Pakistan.
Engr Nasir Jamal was formerly the Joint in-charge, Central Information Committee; Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was former state minister and Dr Nusrat was a senior member of the committee.
Other members of the coordination committee include Adil Khan, Khaled Sultan, Amir Khan, Aslam Afridi, Mian Ateeq, Yusuf Shahwani, Nisar Panhwar, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Nasreen Jalil, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, Wasay Jalil, Kanwar Naveed Jamil and Mumtaz Anwaar.
In London, Nadeem Nusrat has been appointed as deputy convener and Mustafa Azizabadi, Tariq Javed, Mohammed Ashfaq, Tariq Mir, Mohammed Anwar, Qasim Ali Reza were appointed as new members.
Dr Nadeem Ahsan was announced as in-charge of the Karachi Organisational Committee (KTC) and Irshad Kamali was appointed the joint in-charge of the committee. Other members of the new KTC include Ayaz Hasan, Hafiz Mohammed Sohail, Abbas Jaffery, Kamal Malik, Arshad Sabil, Mohammed Zakir, Aleem Ur Rahman and Farhan Shabbir.
The fresh members of the international relations and diplomatic affairs include Farooq Sattar, Mustafa Kamal, Nasreen Jalil, Kunwar Khalid Yunus and Haider Rizvi. Dr Farooq Sattar will also work as the parliamentary leader. Other members of the erstwhile coordination committee, Saif Yaar Khan, Adil Siddiqui, Kaiful Wara and Gul Faraz Khattak, have been assigned other responsibilities by the party.
Addressing a large gathering of workers via telephone from London, the MQM chief said that the process of reorganization

remained pending for a long time because of circumstances and particularly because of the situation in Sindh and Karachi.
“It was a difficult but an essential decision,” he said. Hussain said that the MQM was built to serve the people, but certain members of the party have deviated from its principles and got involved in illegal activities, which earned the MQM a bad name.
He said that the process of self-accountability and learning continues in the MQM constantly.In recent weeks, the MQM chief had taken a number of unprecedented decisions in the wake of complaints from traditional supporters and activists.
It may be mentioned that prominent figures like Raza Haroon, Salim Shahzad in London and Asif Siddiqui are not included in the new coordination committees of London and Karachi.The party membership of former MNA Shamim Siddiqui, Anees Advocate as well as membership of UK activist Muhammad Ahsan were terminated on the grounds of receiving complaints of discipline violations.