KARACHI: Two days after the first public gathering of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), party leader Mustafa Kamal has called for a ban on his former party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference at his residence in Defence, Kamal demanded a ban on the MQM and said, "If the government gives clean chit to the MQM, then we will stop speaking against them."
Kamal alleged that all the money collected by the MQM's charitable organisation, Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation, was sent to London. He also accused MQM leader Wasay Jalil of taking a 'salary' in order to support the party and its chief, Altaf Hussain, on social media and alleged that his wife was also getting money.
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Referring to the PSP rally that was held on Sunday, Kamal said, "More people came to the jalsa than our expectations. We have created a world record." The PSP had earlier claimed that 0.3 million people will attend the rally.
The former nazim said his aim was not to gather votes, adding that if his party had won, he would have transferred the power to the people. "If we want to save the country then the rights and powers should be transferred to the grass roots level," he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2016.