MQM chief to demand probe into 1992 `Operation Clean up`
Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 22:09
London: MQM chief Altaf Hussain will demand a probe into the military action taken against the party in 1992 during the then PML-N regime, in the wake of a recent disclosure by a former Pakistani intelligence chief that the crackdown was based on fabricated evidence.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement had become the target of a massive military crackdown 'Operation Clean up,' following claims of recovery of maps of a proposed state for the 'Muhajirs' or the Urdu-speaking migrants in Pakistan.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain will meet Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is in London, to demand a probe into the 1992 action that had resulted in the killing of hundreds of civilians.

The meeting between the two key political players will take place close on the heels of the startling disclosure by former Intelligence Bureau chief Brig Imtiaz that the 'Jinnahpur' map issue was a drama to malign the MQM, the News reported.

Earlier in the day, Zardari met activists of Pakistan People's Party here.

Zardari flew in here last night on a three-day visit during which he will discuss with the British leadership the issue of rebuilding the troubled northwest of the country.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 22:09

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