Brother of prominent human rights activist Ansar Burney has said that after Dr Ishratul Ebad stepped down from the post of Governor Sindh, Ansar Burney was contacted multiple times by President Zardari who asked him to take the post, but he (Ansar) “will not take up the job.” Ever since the MQM announced breaking away from the coalition – as a result of which MQM’s Dr Ishratul Ebad resigned from the post of Governor Sindh - speculation was rife as to who will take up the post.
Although Ansar was not available for comment, his brother Sarim Burney said he was fully authorised to speak on his brother’s behalf. “Ansar will not consider the offer. It is not the right thing to do because Ansar believes Dr Ebad should be brought back in view of his contributions for the city and the country,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2011.
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