Another Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Member of Provincial Assembly left the party and joined Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Thursday.
Sheeraz Waheed who won provincial assembly seat (PS-121) in the last general election from Korangi said, while addressing a press conference at Pak House, that he would soon tender his resignation.
“My family has been affiliated with MQM for the last many years and my mother also lost her life for the party, but unfortunately MQM-P has not lived up to expectations of the Urdu speaking community living in Karachi,” he said.
He further added that he “parted ways with MQM-P soon after former MQM-P leader Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan remarks, but was waiting for an appropriate time to announce it,” he said adding that MQM-P and MQM-London (MQM-L) are “two sides of the same coin.”
“MQM-Pakistan is still helping London leadership providing funds and toeing their line. Looking at this, I have decided to quit the party,” he concluded.
Last month, MQM-P Chief Farooq Sattar called upon the Election Commission of Pakistan [ECP] for the removal and disqualification of Arshad Vohra as Deputy Mayor Karachi.
On October 29, the deputy mayor joined Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party [PSP]. Since then his security protocol and secretarial facilitation were taken away on the orders of Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar.