PTI, MQM Hold Protests in US

New York: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have been holding competing demonstrations here since the murder of PTI leader Zara Shahid Hussain in Karachi.

The members and supporters of the PTI mounted a protest in front of the British Consulate in New York on Friday. They blamed MQM chief Altaf Hussain for the death of Ms Hussain.

On their part, the MQM supporters held a protest demonstration on Saturday at the United Nations, condemning the PTI for what they said were malicious allegations hurled at Mr Hussain.

The MQM has held protest rallies in eight American cities, including Washington, Dallas and New York. It has vowed to keep holding demonstrations until PTI relents and apologises to Mr Hussain. — Masood Haider, Dawn



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