Kamal claims Sattar, Governor Sindh waiting for Altaf’s death to take over MQM

PS-127, Malir by-poll result has proved that the MQM is losing its mandate in Karachi, says the former mayor

News Desk September 09, 2016
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal addressing a press conference in Karachi on September 9, 2016. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD SAQIB/EXPRESS

In a surprising revelation, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal has claimed that Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-Pakistan senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar are waiting for Altaf Hussain’s death or arrest to completely take over the party.

"Governor Ebad and Farooq Sattar are waiting for Altaf Hussain Saheb's death or arrest by the Scotland Yard to completely take over the party," the former Karachi mayor said while addressing a press conference in Karachi on Friday.

On August 23, Dr Sattar had announced a complete disconnect with the Karachi-based party's supremo, saying that the MQM-Pakistan would be free in making its decision. The development came just after Altaf's August 22 anti-Pakistan speech following by rendering an apology to Army chief citing mental stress for his remarks.

“Today, Farooq Sattar praises the MQM chief and waits for his approval [in party decisions] but let me tell you that they will be the first to utter abuse against him [Altaf Hussain] after his death," Kamal added.

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Talking about the September 8 PS-127 by-poll's result, he said that Malir proved that the MQM had lost its mandate in the constituency.

Pakistan People’s Party candidate Murtaza Baloch secured 22,187 votes against MQM’s Waseem Ahmed 15,553 in Sindh Assembly’s PS-127, Malir as the former regained their hold in the constituency after a period of 12 years. The seat had fallen vacant after Ashfaq Mangi of MQM defected to the PSP, which was formed in March.

“Masses have rejected even the remains of the MQM as the party could manage only 15,000 votes as against their record of 60,000 from the same constituency in the past,” Kamal said, adding, “I believe only some 8,000 of votes of the total were genuine which the party will also lose in the days to come.”

He went on to say, “This decline in MQM vote bank has proved our stance about the MQM chief and the fact is that [the party] was lying to its people for the last 30 years.”

The PSP chief criticised Dr Sattar for not openly criticising Altaf, saying the former was still taking orders from the latter and were befooling the masses. “Farooq Sattar is constantly lying to the people about not taking orders from Altaf Hussain and is playing a double game with the masses.”

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However, people collectively rejected MQM, Altaf Hussain, Farooq Sattar and all other MNAs and MPAs in the constituency, Kamal said and challenged party leaders to reclaim their mandate again.

Meanwhile, MQM London leader Nadeem Nusrat said the PPP had back-stabbed the former by fielding a candidate in the said elections.


Karachiite | 5 years ago | Reply And this MK is also waiting like a hungry desperate vulture, protected and supported by the establishment, to go for it when the time comes. You are such a liar and selfish person.
Nizar | 5 years ago | Reply It seems u were also lying with people of karachi for last 30 years as mayor and senator when u were sitting on altaf's lap and it also seems u got mqm fobia, bcoz u never talked about other party since u brought ur as in karachi bcoz at one press conference u say something and another u say something so decide what actually u want to do
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