KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) MPA Nusrat Seher Abbasi told the Sindh Assembly on Monday that she and other MPAs had received threatening text messages over the resolution they had moved in the assembly on Friday against the graffiti et al seen in Karachi calling for a Mohajir province.
Abbasi, who spoke on a point of order, said the text message warned MPAs to understand their fate if they ever passed a similar resolution. She said she would not back down despite the threats.
Abbasi and several legislators from the PML-F, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and National Peoples Party had moved the resolution on Friday, which was passed unanimously.
On Friday, PPP Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo and PPP MPA Humera Alwani had noted that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) did not sign the resolution.
Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan responded to Abbasi and said that the MPAs had given him the numbers the messages were being sent from and he would look into it.
In the assembly, Wassan made a rather vague claim that he knew who had sent the messages.
PPP ministers Pir Mazharul Haq and Ayaz Soomro reiterated the party’s resolve to never let the province be divided.
The MQM’s parliamentary leader and minister Sardar Ahmed denied reports that the party had not backed the resolution.