Mustafa Kamal extends olive branch to Farooq Sattar

Says PSP and MQM-P should work together to serve the public

Our Correspondent July 11, 2017
Farooq Sattar and Mustafa Kamal attending a seminar at the University of Karachi earlier this year. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: In an interesting development in Karachi's political scenario, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal offered Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Tuesday to joined hands with him to "serve the public".

"I invite Farooq Sattar and the whole leadership of the MQM-P to join hands with us so we can serve the public together," he told reporters at a press conference at the PSP headquarters, Pakistan House.

"The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is benefiting from the current political situation of the city despite the stories of its corruption and incompetence," he added.

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Kamal's invitation has come a day after the MQM-P's Kamran Tessori lost the Sunday's by-election in PS-114 to PPP's Saeed Ghani, by a margin of over 5,000 votes.

Tessori was backed by the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi but opposed by the pro-Altaf Hussain MQM-London.

Kamal asked MQM-P leaders to not let their ego or political stature stop them from making the "right decision of joining hands".

"Let's work for the people [irrespective of their ethnicity] living in this city by chalking out a common strategy," he said.

The PSP chief added that Sattar's narrative - that the citizens were obsessed with the MQM or its electoral symbol kite and ethnicity-based politics would work - had failed.

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"I want everyone present to bear witness that I'm extending the hand of friendship to the MQM-P."

PM should resign

Kamal demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should resign now that the report presented the top court's Joint Investigation Team had found him and family guilty of wrongdoing.

"If Nawaz Sharif defends himself while holding the office [of the prime minister], it will ultimately affect the country and democracy," he added.




Atif | 4 years ago | Reply @Faisal: Mohajirs should vote for mqm Pakistan there is no option left ... pppp will get benefit from mqm split
Faisal | 4 years ago | Reply here we go again. The 2 gangsters were always together. The must be missing their good old days where they were under the same MQM (Mafia Qoumi Movement)!
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