KARACHI: Another Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s dissident MPA Ashfaq Mangi has joined Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party on Monday, Aaj News reported.
At a press conference at the residence of Syed Mustafa Kamal, Mangisaid that after long association with MQM, he had decided to quit the party and join PSP to promote national unity and harmony.
PSP’s Chief Syed Mustafa Kamal and the party’s other leaders Anees Qaimkhani, Anees Advocate, Raza Haroon, Waseem and Muhammad Ali Brohi were also present.
He recalled that there was a big gap between Sindhi and Urdu speaking communities in the province when he joined MQM 16 years back.
However, Mangi continued, he had been playing very important role as a bridge between them. Now, under the banner of PSP, he would be struggling for promotion of peace, unity and harmony in the country especially in Sindh.
PSP’s Chief Syed Mustafa Kamal said thousands of people including MQM’s parliamentarians had joined his party.
More important personalities from MQM along with a flood of general public were expected soon.
“We have come up to unite the nation which has been divided into groups on the basis of language and religion,” he remarked.
He pledged that PSP would be struggling for the welfare and upgradation of the people from across the country and prosperity of the nation.
Kamal welcomed Mangi in the “caravan of patriots”. Mangi was MQM’s MPA in Sindh from PS-127 constituency. He was also a member of MQM’s central coordination committee.
Referring to the MQM chief Altaf Hussain, Kamal urged Hussain to share what he had already told to the Scotland Yard during investigation and also shared with former Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
“MQM needs not to lie as Tariq Mir and Mohammad Anwar already accepted the allegations levelled against the party.”
“We are not here to take power from anybody. We are here to transform lives of people and to establish peace. We are here to prevent people from becoming target killers and to fortify Pakistan,” Kamal said.
Several prominent names have joined Pak Sarzameen Party mostly from the MQM since Kamal returned to Karachi last month and announced the formation of the new party.