KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Irum Azeem Farooque said Monday that she is resigning from her membership of the party as well as the Sindh provincial assembly.
“I have resigned from membership of both the MQM and the Sindh Assembly. They had suspended me for three months, but I heard slogans of Murdabad. For me, everything is Pakistan. We are Pakistanis. You cannot force us to raise slogans of Murdabad,” she said during Geo News programme ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath’.
On Twitter, Irum Azeem said she had decided to quit two days ago but had not disclosed her decision due to the hunger strike by MQM workers at the Karachi Press Club today.
But later in a tweet, she urged party workers to “refrain from taking law in their hands”.
“This is not a solution. Please No Violence,” she said.
“After watching the videos I feel very embarrassed. #Pakistan Zindabad I condemn those who call it Murdabad,” she said later on the social media website.
Irum Azeem’s resignation follows violent protests by MQM workers and supporters in Karachi after party chief Altaf Hussain ordered them to attack the offices of Geo News, ARY, and Samaa media channels in the city.
At least one person was killed in the violence that ensued in the city today.
News Courtesy: Geo