KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza said on Saturday that the PPP must distance itself from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), reported Express 24/7.
Mirza was speaking to the media after attending a dinner organised by PPP Provincial Assembly member Ghulam Muhammad where he said that only President Asif Ali Zardari is capable of parting ways with the MQM.
He also said that the bill on new local bodies system will not be presented in the Sindh Assembly, as former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was dissatisfied with the system.
He added that the PPP will suffer if it deprives the masses of their due rights.
Earlier, Mirza lashed out against the MQM alleging that the president had informed him that the party was plotting to kill his son.
The former minister has been continuously criticising MQM and its stance on the local bodies system since the past few months. However, the PPP leadership is coming to an agreement with the MQM on the local bodies issue which has been a reason for the party’s dissatisfaction with Mirza.
Mirza tendered his resignation during a fiery press conference in Karachi on August 28 from the posts of senior vice-president of the party, member provincial assembly (MPA), member Central Executive Committee (CEC), minister for works and services and senior minister.
On September 7 this year, the Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad accepted Mirza’s resignation as Sindh’s senior minister and minister for works and services.