Altaf apologises for derogatory remarks against PTI women
ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday apologised for remarks he had made against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) women including Shireen Mazari.
“I apologise to all the women who were offended by my remarks,” the MQM leader stated.
“I even apologise to Shireen Mazari..I am sorry,” Altaf Hussain said.
According to a statement, Shireen Mazari has said that the MQM chief’s apology was “a good thing”.
Earlier today, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that he would not tolerate derogatory words and remarks used by MQM chief Altaf Hussain against PTI women.
Over the weekend, Altaf had lashed out at the PTI while addressing his supporters via telephone. The MQM chief had reportedly used derogatory terms while describing one female PTI leader, and alleged that the PTI’s container protest in Islamabad had been the site of nefarious activities.
“It is upsetting that the Pakistan Media Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) only wakes up when something is said about the government,” said Khan, while holding a press conference in Islamabad.
Khan went on to say that Altaf Hussain, who has been living in London for 23 years, has a long-distance love affair with Karachi where he threatens business owners.
“People are afraid that he will get them killed, that he has hit-squads,” Khan alleged.