KARACHI: Former information minister Sharjeel Memon said on Monday that he had received a threatening letter for having supported a resolution against a separate province for Mohajirs.
Memon is currently in Dubai for some personal business.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Memon said that he received the same letter as the ones Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palejo had received.
Memon revealed that the letter was posted at his residence in Karachi from an address in Liaquatabad. The letter had stated that the former minister might have to face consequences if he does not move of out Karachi.
He also said that the sender’s name mentioned on the letter was ‘Tipu Sultan’ and that he belonged to Mohajir Suba Liberation Army (MSLA).
Memon said that it was a part of a bigger conspiracy and that the government will expose the culprits behind this act.
He said that he is not someone who would get scared of threats.
After graffiti emerged calling for a separate province, the matter was taken up in the house of elected representatives on March 9. MPAs of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional and the National Peoples Party signed a resolution after emotionally charged speeches against the graffiti.
Palijo had said that she had started receiving threats the next day while she was attending the Bhanbhore conference. On March 11, the PML-F’s MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbasi was the first of the signatories to the resolution to say on the floor of the house that she was being terrorised too.
According to Palijo, the letter was couriered by a shadowy group, the MSLA, from an address in Liaquatabad, Karachi.
Palijo had also requested the Sindh High Court for an investigation. She had said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s deputy convenor, Federal Minister Farooq Sattar, has categorically stated that the party is against a geographical division of Sindh but he should also have expressed the same stance against an administrative division.