Mustafa Kamal wants special package for Karachi residents

Package for former MQM associates who fled or were incarcerated


Our Correspondent August 18, 2017
Mustafa Kamal. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairperson Mustafa Kamal has once again asked the establishment for a special package for the people in Karachi like the one introduced in Balochistan.

The package in question is apparently supposed to be for those who were previously associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and during the crackdown either went to jail or moved to other cities or countries fearing arrests at the hands of law enforcers.

Addressing a press conference at PSP headquarters Pakistan House in Nursery on Thursday, Kamal said that the people of Karachi deserve a package similar to the one introduced for insurgents in Balochistan involved in an armed and social campaign to disassociate their province from the country.

He lambasted Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain and his group for observing August 14 as a black day and burning Pakistan's national flag on the occasion of the country's Independence Day.

Mustafa Kamal wants action against Altaf

"Karachi has discarded Altaf Hussain and his philosophy by celebrating Independence Day in an unprecedented manner," he said. "I advise [Altaf Hussain's] group to admit him in a mental hospital or else he will ruin them as well."

Meanwhile, he also criticised MQM-Pakistan for its recent deals with the Centre-ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz over support of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for the premiership and the province-ruling Pakistan Peoples Party over withdrawing its candidates in favour of Murtaza Wahab in the Senate.

"MQM-Pakistan is for sale," he commented, adding that they will work for anyone who pays them. "Altaf Hussain and MQM-London gained strength just because of the MQM-Pakistan. The Karachi mayor [Wasim Akhtar] sends money to London to cover their finances," he accused.

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