KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Anis Kaimkhani, who made the sudden return to Karachi with Mustafa Kamal, has promised to break his silence soon.
The man who sat silently besides Kamal, who launched a no-holds-barred tirade against MQM chief Altaf Hussain, said he will address a press conference soon and make revelations. “I am keeping quiet for a certain reason,” he told The Express Tribune in an interview on Saturday afternoon.
I stopped calling him bhai because there is no bhai-relationship now, says Kamal
MQM’s former deputy convener, who has been accused of running teams of militants and target killers, has left all the talking to Kamal for now.
Kaimkhani was associated with MQM for nearly 30 years before he left the country in October 2013. Since he was close to Kamal, he left for Dubai on the night Altaf lambasted him for being unable to contact Kamal to bring him back.
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On Saturday, an anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued non-bailable arrest warrants in the Dr Asim Hussain case but Kaimkhani did not seem perturbed, saying he will seek legal help.
He explained that when he used to live in Karachi, he had been admitted twice at Ziauddin Hospital, owned by Dr Asim Hussain. He met Asim 50 times but never once did he seek special favours to treat a patient, he said. “The medical aid committee in the party [MQM] must have done that. But I never did,” he insisted.
Kaimkhani believes the MQM was not involved in the Baldia factory fire, and insisted his name was not part of the JIT investigating the deadly fire.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2016.
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