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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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