London-based MQM leadership announces CEC

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 11:25 IST

London [United Kingdom], Jan 21 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders have elected its Central Executive Committee (CEC) through balloting.

"It was unanimously decided in the meeting that in order to accelerate the pace of ideological and organisation process and working, a fully functional Coordination committee should be constituted through balloting", the MQM said in a statement.

Securing the highest numbers of votes, Dr Nadees Ehas was elected to the position of the Convener, while their International Secretariat In-charge Qasim Ali Raza was elected as the Deputy Convener of the Coordination Committee of the Movement.

"The balloting continued until Syed Mustafa Azizabadi, Manzoor Ahmed, Dr Saleem Danish and Sufyan Yousuf, who is also member national assembly of Pakistan, were elected as Coordination Committee members", the statement read.

"Meanwhile, for the CEC, Asif Qazi, Shahid Raza, Shahid Mustafa, Adnan Naqvi and Muhammad Saleem were elected as senior members", it added.

A meeting of its senior leaders was held on Saturday at the MQM International Secretariat here.

The meeting was attended by seniors from Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Belgium, South Africa and other countries.

It deliberated on issues relating to Pakistan, international and MQM organisational matters.

The MQM members present at the meeting criticised Pakistan's military establishment on the custodial assassination of Dr Arif, who was a senior and eminent academician, a thinker, a writer and an intellect.

"The meeting while pointing at the Suo Motu notice from Pakistan's Chief Justice, Justice Saquib Nisar on custodial death of Naqeebullah Mehsood and other trifle issues questioned as why he fails to take a Suo Motu on the custodial assassination of Prof Arif, who lived a life of teacher, thinker and educationist", the statement read.

The leaders also demanded that the Chief Justice ensure justice for Dr Arif. (ANI)