Three and a half years of pent-up frustration exploded live on national television on Sunday as Sindh Senior Minister Zulfiqar Mirza lashed out against Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik – calling him a ‘congenital liar’ and ‘the single biggest threat to Pakistan’s future’ – as well as saying that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was working on an American agenda to break-up the country.
The fiery remarks came during a press conference in Karachi where Mirza started off by announcing his resignation from the Sindh cabinet, the Sindh Assembly as well as his position of senior vice president in the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He was quick to add, however, that he would remain a PPP worker “till the day I die.” Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was reported to have quickly accepted the resignation, no questions asked.
The allegations against Malik and the MQM were explosive and have already caused a stir across the political spectrum. Mirza accused Rehman Malik of being ‘hand in glove’ with target killers in Karachi, who are held responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths since the beginning of the year.
“I want to tell the president, the prime minister, the army chief and the ISI chief,” claimed Mirza. “Today, I am going away, praying that it is never too late to tell the truth.”
Mirza waved several documents (which he did not share with the media) that he said carried the ‘proof’ of the people responsible for the wave of violence in Karachi. “I have raised my voice against violence in this city and will continue to do so,” he said, adding that he would sell his properties if he had to but will unmask the killers.
Allegations against Rehman Malik
A large part of his rant, however, was reserved for the federal interior minister. “Rehman Malik is such a compulsive liar that if he is having an apple when you call him, he will say he is having a banana.” He also said that he had once requested President Asif Ali Zardari to enrol him at a university where he could learn how to lie, to which he was told by someone that there was one such university where Rehman Malik was vice chancellor.
Mirza also stated that Malik was not loyal to Pakistan, pointing out that the interior minister’s entire family lives in London. “If any harm comes to Pakistan in the future, it will be because of Rehman Malik.” In contrast, he said that his family and his properties and business interests are all in Sindh.
While he shied away from stating that Malik was responsible for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s death, he said that Malik’s role was not that which would be ‘expected of a PPP supporter.’
(Read: Mirza demands ban on Malik’s entry in Sindh)
Mirza seemed to imply that Rehman Malik’s attempts to reconcile the ruling PPP with the MQM were one of the primary reasons why he (Mirza) – as Sindh home minister – was unable to curb the violence and the bloodshed in Karachi.
Speaking out against MQM
Not for the first time, Zulfiqar Mirza accused the MQM – including the party’s senior leadership – of being responsible for the violence in Karachi and even for trying to divide Pakistan, allegedly at the behest of the United States.
The most specific allegation against the party was Mirza’s contention that six MQM workers were responsible for the killing of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar.
“Five men – Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Shakeel, Faisal Mehmood, Shah Rukh and Tahir Naveed – are in custody and one Liaqat is still at large,” claimed Mirza.
He added that he had moved 20 men – ten of whom were facing the death penalty and ten facing life imprisonment – out of prisons in Karachi to prevent them from running criminal networks from behind bars, but that this effort was foiled by Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad Khan (of the MQM), who brought them back to Karachi. He added that 25 ‘known’ target killers were released from jail.
“Saulat Mirza operates his network from death row,” claimed Mirza, referring to a convicted killer allegedly affiliated with the MQM.
He said that he had a list of about 15,000 people who were involved in target killings and affiliated with political parties and went on to claim that the MQM’s electoral strength was dependent on the power of the gun.
“MQM does not have a 100% mandate in Karachi and Hyderabad, but I will admit that their guns successfully get them that mandate,” he said.
Yet even as he once again called for the people of Karachi and Hyderabad to reject the MQM, he apologised once again for his remarks – made at Awami National Party’s Sindh Chief Shahi Syed’s house – that had upset many in the Urdu-speaking community. “The whole nation is not bad. Certain sections are bad,” he said.
(Read: Protesters disperse after full day's rampage)
The dreaded ‘foreign hand’
Mirza also stated that the MQM appeared to be willing to work with foreign governments in order to strengthen its position within Pakistan and was even willing to go to the extent of breaking up Pakistan.
He claimed to have a letter written by Altaf Hussain in 2001 where the MQM chief told then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair that he would be willing to support the western alliance if the British government helped MQM supporters get jobs in the army and help disband the ISI. Mirza then contrasted himself with the MQM, stating his support for the ISI and the army.
He also claimed to have personally visited the MQM chief at his residence in London, where Altaf Hussain allegedly told him that the MQM was planning on supporting a ‘secret American plot’ to break up Pakistan.
“I can’t stand anyone who talks about splitting this country,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2011.
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IFTIKHAR MIRZA you are an honest person in Pakistan. Every day after my prayers, I read AYTUL-KURSI for you and your family.
@shama: Excellent job indeed! Admits he's a 'badmash'. Properties and sugar mills obtained through sheer nepotism thus admitting to corruption. Admits he used his position to obtain loans. Claims with confidence he drinks alcohol and much more. Good luck luck to our country if we have saviors like him!
extremly excellent job done by mirza,,,we all are with you to save our country pakistan... GOD bless you and help you,,,
Proved to be the son of brave soil. Need leaders like u.... Pakistan zindabad.
*very well done sir.God bless you.*
Geo sir very well done,Allah bless you.
The show must go on...
STRIKING TIME: In these days, the sincere and honest people in Pakistan are really much worried about Pakistan, especially after the resignation of Zulfiqar Mirza and his briefing to the media. The disclosures made by ZM lead to an irresistable conclusion that how long for the sake of seats and lust of power, dishonest, incompetent, greedy politicians/high ups are trying to destruct this country. If we put a glance to the history of the present PPP government, , then it is clear that most important, competent and sincere persons in PPP have been side lined one by one or were side-lined prior to its rule. When Zulfiqar Mirza has resigned, then what for his wife FEHMIDA MIRZA SPEAKER is waiting. Definitely this regime will oust her while bringing a slur on her fair name. This is the right time to strike. Moreover, when Mirza has levelled serious allegations against important personalities of PPP government and no action has been taken against those personalities, then it means that PPP or his leadership has not accepted the allegations as correct, rather made it mockery. In these series of events, the remaining of Fehmida Mirza as Speaker would be a blatant contradiction either in the personality of ZM or for that matter, his wife is not accepting his allegations as correct. What is the need of the day, every body knew it very well. Innocent citizens are being killed in a brutal way and barbarism is going on and our leaders say that they are trying to save democratic system. Either they are fool or they making the people of this country as fool. To my my mind, they are making the people of this country as fool. Even the leaders of PML N are trying to make the people of this country as fool. At this time, we need a leader.
See the evidences presented by Zulfikhar Mirza on a website(terroristleaks.com) and then decide if he was speaking the truth or not.
Looking at all the evidences given I have no doubt what so ever that he was speaking the TRUTH. He may not have disclosed some truth about his friends in Peoples AAMAN COMMITTEE.
Nice try Zulfiqar Mirza (Best man)
@Salman Orangiwala: plz,, no one will losten to you,,,we all know who you are and which party(read mqm) you belong to,,,,,,,,,,,, may allah take away this devil namely altaf from our lives, ameen
@Faiz: Whose Whining!? ZM! The day an operation was carried in Lyari where 2 torture cells were found and many mutilated dead bodies.
Zulfiqar Mirza zindabad, truly a great, brave man.
Whatever he said about the police is 100% true. In fact political interference has corrupted the whole bureaucracy. How can you expect 'sold' people to look after the lives and properties of citizens? The revelations about the MQM also ring true. Through personal experience I can vouch that even ordinary workers of MQM act like bullies in Karachi. The name MQM has unfortunately become synonymous with violence. It really puzzles me. For how long can MQM rule through fear? For how long can the party survive without reforming its leadership, its vision, and its strategies? It has people like Mustafa Kamal in its ranks who can change the whole county, but for how long will they be wasted in politics of corruption and violence? MQM needs to come out of Altaf Hussain's shadow. The man has outlived his utility and has become an anarchist. It is time for new people to come forward. People who can think in terms of leadership of Pakistan and not just Karachi. People who know how to win through love rather than violence.
Poor Pakistanis the moment they see a person, keeping his hand on Quran, theyfeel, hes telling truth.
Mr. Mirza cannot tell what is good for Sindh. What is good for Sindh since there NO Ag TAXES IS A prosperous Karachi. But his support of Commissionerate System revealed he didn't want that. So who is he to say what is good for Sindh. he seems to be intelligence challenged. Turkey had to modernize its cities for EU membership. And guess what? Those cities started improving with the change? That process started in the 1980s, so it is no news. But, Mr. Mirza must be be living with head in sand so has no clue! Local government is a training ground for political parties so they actually deliver. Think Workers party of Brazil and AKP of Turkey. So local government is a critical tool for local governance that has been missed in Pakistan. Modern local government trains officials to deal with present day challenges not yesteryears' challenges.
MQM is not innocent. Zulfiqar Mirza is courageous. MQM knowingly killed innocent people after the killing of its MPA in august last year who was actually killed by banned religious party.
Zulfiqar Mirza is not an innocent man. Zardari Sahib is using Mirza to play power politics in karachi. Zulfiqar Mirza must also accept that he has been involved in leading Bhatta mafia of Lyari gangs, especially in last 6 months who killed scores of innocent people in karachi. Ask any trader in Karachi and he will reveal you the picture of Zulfiqar Mirza's double face. MQM, ANP and PPP all have killer criminal gangs in their ranks, who does not know this? Why half truth (angled truth) to target only MQM only with Quran on his head. Also reveal the names of target killers of PPP and ANP. All three parties have blood on their hands.
@MH: perfectly said.
There should me a dislike button. Pls tribune do it now
salute to this great Pakistani from Punjab.
Nothing new, In KP the local militants killed army but they are patrotic son of soil. In baluchistan local militants killed army but they are patrotic son of soil. From punjab the attackers attacked navy in Karachi but they are patrotic son of soil. BUT when one person sho in past told i was about to break pakistan ZM alleges karachities and teir representativs only on basis of allegations the karachities and their representation in DECLARED ghadar by national media. We urdu speaking shuld clear understand we must not get certificate of ptatrotism but to issue. To become paksitani we have to do what TT pk, BLA and others doing.
@Faiz: Whose whining-you are! All your sorry comments for a person who resigns the day an operation is launched in Lyari where TWO TORTURE cells were discovered.
Dabang Mirza!!! Pride of Pakistan!! Sheer e Karachi!! We people of Pakistan have great respect for you.You exposed terrorist and mafia ethnic party with such a bravery that no one ever dared to do it before.You got guts and you are REAL man.Dabang Mirza Bravo!!
Excellent Zulfiqar Mirza
At last somebody had the guts to say the truth, doesn't matter he has to lose his job in the process.
mind blowing sir, i have not seen that kind of conference ever before in my whole life, it was a conference which was fully filled with the true aspects and nothing else. plz do think about that.
i am requesting to my urdu speakers brothers and sisters kindly do not take it as ethnically, it was the statement from real son of soil who cares about the soil of sindh and who does not want karachi to be blood sheded. what ever dr mirza said he said by putting the HOLY QURAN on his head. i know he is muslim, no muslim can't tell lie while keeping the Quran in his hand.
we proud of u dr zulfiqar mirza
Muhajirs must be repenting why they accepted Jinnah's offer and left India for this, Life for Muhajirs in Pakistan is worse than hell.
"A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory."
well-done but its show is over and we will not find them because our so called free media will never ever telecast him again and the so called supreme court will not invite him like they turned a blind eye on the parachinar issue with due respect for both pillars of the state, and what govt has to done they did.
Nice start to clean up the mess !
Dr Zulfikar Mirza outburst came the day after 'Shab'e Qadar' a holy night. I know someone who told me that he asked Dr Mirza why all of a sudden has he come up with such hard stance. Dr MIrza said to him that "I prayed and asked for forgiveness from Allah. When I slept I saw a dream that an angel is questioning me, Allah had given you a position and authority to maintain peace and provide justice to poor & innocent people. But you failed to do so because all you care for is your position, family, wealth and himself. To which when I woke up in the morning I decided that whatever from here and onwards I do, I will do it for people." He also had vibes days earlier for doing something in the face of sacrifice. Lets s wait and see whether that was the case.
In my personal opinion, no muslim be it practising or not would never dare to sware on the Holy Book and deleiver scripted sppech. One could very well tell from his tone, speech and body language that words of truthand reality were coming out of mouth. As if some holy spirit was spilling the words and Dr MIrza was lipsyncing... Lets hope for the best....!!
Good work. Wel Done
Sorry Zulfiqar Mirza. You do not have my support or my vote. Other people may have the memory of a Gold Fish but i do not. To me, this is just a reaction, to the operation in your beloved Lyari. If that had not happened, you would still be sitting comfy on your seat, knowing the truth and holding the, "evidence" and yet giving two hoots about it all. Sorry! But you are better running your own business rather than any part of Karachi. Good Riddance!
i donot know who is right , but y MQM always remained against Army operation in Karachi, Some thing is there no one can ignore that.
Finally someone has learned to speak the truth.
Hats off to Dr Mirza....someone in this country is speaking the truth which is bitter and hard to accept.
Pakistanis are an entertainment deprived nation. Anyone who brings a little drama to their life becomes their hero!
Cheerleading for this man puts you in the ethnically racist grouping...need to grow up and come into the 21 century...peace out
Bundle of congratulations! to Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza for his hidden truth against the triators, culprits and killers. I think he has done marvelous press conference yesterday to tell the nation about the traitor and culprits. Mirza Shb, My hates of to you!
Now is the time to take Mirza seriously
This is all a setup to bring somthing new or to aware all of us that our beloved country is in danger... god help us alll....
dear moderator, plz dont increase fake recomendation like yaseer :(
History Will remember This Press Conference that a Lion Hearted Sindhi had Disclosed all the True Facts before all, Even offered his property and his Life to be wasted before all to save this bloodshed and killing etc, I Slute you Mirza that you Have a gentle heart and sincerity with the people of sindh, All others are snoring on their bed enjoying the Luxiries.
weldone he looks me like Bhutto has moved in UN. I salute you.
@FZ When vessel is filled enough, then it is supposed to overflow.
ZM admits that not a single target killer from ppp was arrested .........rest assured...he was lying with the holy book on his head.
Please Ask Mr. Mirza If all this happens, why he was silient When he was a Interior Minister Of Sindh. Why???
time and again the exposed faces of MQM,PPP, and other parties are exposed.....but the poor timid people of Pakistan still blindly follow...Rehman Malik should resign if he is to listen the voices of conscious. But I know that that such politicians have not zameer or conscious...
Zulfiqar Mirza is on record saying once..."Pakistan Na khappay...Pakistan Na Khappay...i.e Dont want Pakistan, Dont want Pakistan..
All Drama .Hel be back shaking hands with Rehman Malik
Liyari Operation was also a drama . they arrested innocent & will et them go & they already informed Leyari Criminals we are coming plz hide
what a country ...
Hate mongerer 2.011
A complete idiot. Really if MQM is to be held liable then bring proof, which this man hasn't any. Allegations is all he could play with.
ZM is frustrated and complex personality, he tried to suppress MQM and tried every way but remain unsuccessful, his move his craziness will unfold a lot of truths. MQM is practical and realistic and answer each and every question raised by him. He tried to proof that ISI, Army, President, PM are all fool and does not know about anything.
Long Live MQM!
Pakistani politicians and the Quran. Are they not the same ones who stole from Hajis
We as a nation absolutely LOVE to make martyrs and idols out of all outgoing individuals.. be it sports or politics.. ALL is forgotten ALL is forgiven, but for those who don t like getting carried away in an emotional barrage here are a few interesting questions that might offer some more 'food for thought': 1) Mr Mirza in his own words didnt have anything prior to his patron blessing him with sugar mills, 6 bungalows and what not.. in what official capacity were these 'handed out' and at whose expense? 2) He made some very controversial remarks about Rehman Malik's actions on the scene of BB's assassination.. why were these not made public or atleast provided to that fact finding committee when they were investigating the assassination? 3) This supposed conversation of breaking up Pakistan happened a while back im guessing (since of late there hasnt been a meeting involving Zulfiqar Mirza, Altaf Hussain) why was this horrendous info not brought to light earlier? Or atleast prior to the Lyari operation being launched by none other than... wait for it.. Rehman Malik?
These r just off the top off my head .. a 5 hour long senseless bashing will reveal more questions than answers so i will be writing more soon. Moreover these questions are purely based on ZM's statement and does not include any character assassination on the self professed favorite son of Sindh himself for which there is plenty of ammo around. As a little teaser guess who has kabza on 50 acres of land in Gulistan e Maymar ? here is a hint this man claims to be the biggest headhunter of extortionists and bhatta khorsin khi. GOD HELP US ALL
I think it is a political game nothing else.
Love you ZM! but why only come out when Rangers raid the terror cells in Liyari? Do you mind answering that?
I can see the few blind mqm supporters speaking against Zulfiqar Mirza over here with different names, although with ever post they are less creative in picking a name
Time has for our Military leadership to exert pressure on the government for its resignation and a neutral setup take charge of the government.Present set up can not hold any credible inquiry at these serious allegation.Only honest leadership can solve the problems of Karachi and this country.
Those who are sceptical and disagree with ZM are not true Muslims-from the depths of their heart, because when a Muslim takes Holy Quran in his hand and says something then he must be believed-if he is a liar leave the affair to be dealt with by Allah. Zulfiqar Mirza has always been saying that he is answerable to Allah. Today he broke the chains that held him from doing or saying the truth-and we all know SACH BOLNAY WALAY KAY SAATH ALLAH HOTA HAI- DOES NOT MATTER IF THE REST DO NOT BELIEVE. HE TOOK HOLD OF ALLAH'S BOOK SENT THROUGH ANGEL GIBRAEL TO OUR PROPHET (PBUH). HOW MANY CAN SAY THE TRUTH THIS WAY! INSHALLAH SACH JEETAY GA,AMEEN.
he's trying to be Pakistan's Anna hazare and he is Anna hazare so we all should support him, everyone ...
I really believe him that he is telling the TRUTH. Let's hope the people of Pakistan will listen to him.
as indian government congress raised anna hazare itself to up its ever lowering popularity graph..... ppp doing same with zulifiqar mirza....
create ur own fren as ur enemy n win the show....
I think we all knew about most of the revelations but coming this from horses's mouth, an ex-Home Minister of Sindh carries lots of weightage and all those accused should be ashamed of their doings and even now if Army and the Judiciary do not react then it means we are all dead and good for nothing people!!!
LOL! so basically what he's saying that I need my share of bhatta through 'Peoples Aman Committee' - these people are worst among the human beings. If he is so human loving - tell him to go to Badin and help the flood affected poor people there. Karachi's peaceful resolution is to create an unbiased local police force (any local from Karachi -let it be a Punjabi of Karachi origin, muhajir, sindhi, baloch etc). Bringing uneducated, ill mannered SHOs from layya or wihari will never bring peace to Karachi.
Terror cells found in Lyari his strong hold and he has the audacity to blame others. What is more worrying is people above actually saluting him, DISGUSTING!!! my heart cries for this country :(
well done mr.mirza expose the Liberal Fascist running PPP and MQM
TORTURE CELLS ARE DISCOVERED IN LYARI TODAY AND INSTEAD OF EXPLAINING THAT HE COMES OUT BLAMING MQM AND MALIK FOR ALL ILLS. I WONDER WHAT DO OTHER PARTIES NAMELY PPP AND ANP COMPRISE OF .....ANGELS??
half truth, thats what he have said, the side of the truth that he wanted to show. why did he speak out when liyari operation started? sab se ziada lashen liyari se milin, liyari k gangs bharpur involved they target killing me, why didn't he name them? why not ANP or PPP itself why only MQM? the reason is simple he sponsored/supported liyari gangs and now when they are under attack is ko sach yad agaya wah!!
For all he did was make matters worse.Criticizing MQM isn't going to get him anywhere, MQM is a major party in Karachi and the people of karachi are not going to go with anything he says right now. There is no blaming time right now it's negotiation time. And how could you be so sure that all this isn't in his best interests .We have seen all of this in the past so why deny it now. Yes MQM has been wrong but does it really make a difference right now when PPP, MQM and ANP are responsible for Karachi and other parties have done the same what MQM did. And whatever he said was said by countless other politicians in the past and it didn't really make a difference. So why make hum the man of the hour now?
By God. This man spoke the truth.
Mirza you are the man!!
MQM can't do anything because they can't live without gov. Everyone ones what is MQM, Mirza just gave the prove that's it.
Well done MIRZA, Very Good. I am with you MIRZA…………..
Respects! Takes a brave man to speak the truth................ & it is never too late to utter it!
atleast somebody came forward and spoke the truth!! im hopeful for some strong positive changes!! we need leaders to change the situation in our country. people alone can do nothing.
Mirza added that in his tenure, out of 10,000 police officials appointed in Sindh, he ensured that not one appointment was MQM-based, as “there should be no room for killers in the police”.
Anyone with any sort of political affiliation shouldn't be allowed in police in the first place. And your above quote reflects the very core of your prejudices.
Zulfiqar Mirza vs Rehman Malik Hell in a cell !! Cant see no other way
“He said that he will forward this evidence to the government, army and intelligence agencies if the need arises.”
“Mirza also alleged that the MQM was behind the murder of Wali Khan Babar.”
Very honest! But Mirza Sahib, holding evidence and not informing the right authorities is a crime by itself. Quran (Karim) is not that heavy to hold but evidence is.
i hate politics but what happened today.. dil khush ho gay... hats off for zulfikar mirza itna bold step he took.. really am happie k there is atleast someone who came up with boldness and guts to speak of truth without being afraid of amrica or zardari or mqm.. and as far as the reliabelity of his words is concerned then i dont think he lied under HOLY BOOK... now lets c what will come up nxt.. but hats off for his guts...
I ask Mr Mirza if Mr A. Rehman Malik is pathological liar why your leader Mr Zardari has appointed him as interior minister? It means Zardari and Rehman Malik are one and the same thing...
I am with you MIRZA... hats off to you for what you did today.
so what he actually wants? he wants that layari gangster [who killed atleast 30+ people] be released without any delay?
Today Bhutto spoke and nation listened
Keep it alive
Tu jeevay Pakistan
The most interesting part of speech is that America, U.K have decided to break Pakistan.....
War against Pakistan is in full motion..........Let Pakistani nation awake!!!
@ SA Chaudary
Need I remind you he resigned because there was an operation in Lyari where 2 torture chambers were found
People forget so easily....
Zulfiqar Mirza was the one who raised the call for break up of Pakistan after Benazir was killed. Now he is their hero because he speaks against MQM
ZM behved like kids. if he is 'so sacha pakistani' why did he not forward the evidence earlier, if he knew all these bad things. i think he was becoming personal and it was REACTION of something else. overall it is a very brave effort. now all paki lovers, esp n.sharif, imran khan, shk rashid n others must support him.
Remember all and sundry in the past he has said that he had openly said that he had thoughts about breaking the country at time of Benazir's murder but then when Zardari said 'KHAPAY' he changed his mind
Following this gentleman’s remarks over the past few months, it appears he has some a great amount of pent up hate inside of him.
Disparaging remarks about another ethnic group only brings violence and greater division. This has been witnessed in Bosnia and Rwanda, where it starts off as ascerbic remarks and hate speech but quickly turns into full out ethnic cleansing. People always assume it can never happen in their country until it starts to take a life of its own. In many civilized countries he would have had multiple law suits and possible jail time.
It’s important that wiser heads prevail and accept this kind of talk as hate speech and be dealt with forthright.
Time to grow up...get away from the banana republic mentality
Hoping the best for ALL Pakistani people
Had he been a true patriot he would have shared his findings with media and that too years back. Watchout people. It is just another emotional episode from one of the wolfs in power. There is not a single honest leader in this country. A truth delayed is justice delayed. All these scoundrals need to be hanged and for a change media should bycott the coverage of all the wolfs.
People are divided when they are killed in the name of race. Like he said , if you want to 'react' against my statements , kill my mama chachas and not innocent people on the street.
The press conference was quite an eye-opener.
Most of the things he said are not mere allegations.
Time for change has arrived and only Imran Khan can bring that change..Imran Khan will be the next President of Pakistan..Mark my words..
Jay ho Mirza ki. kisi n tu sach bol diya.
PPP doesn't deserve honest ministers, another patriotic and loyal man edit from this worst democratic govt.
It is annoying to see how many channels are focused on the reason for his resignations and much less on the content. It is bone chilling to see witness such fear MQM commands over the public of Karachi.
He is as bad as AH and just crying because his fiefdom in lyari got raided
some people are getting insecure that he may have a comeback after a few days, that is not even what we should be worried about, the fact that president will not accept his resignation is a totally different theme, they would not let go of such a competent politician just like that and we also would not mind having a person with guts around for longer... ALONGWITH THE OTHER ADJECTIVES USED FOR THIS ACT, ONE IS APTLY AND UNDENIABLY CORRECT AND JUST... THE ACT WAS "BRAVE".
people also have their eyebrows raised over the meeting he had with our president a few days ago, well it is also being said that ZM was pushed by the president into doing this as he needed ZM to bring rehman maik out in the light because president himself was fed up with malik and he needed someone who had the guts to do it, to do it.
it is politics so there is useless to give comment at any thing.... ;-)
Hmmmm.... Now Army and its intelligence agencies should take this seriousely. If some 1 is going to harm Pakistan and its people,then its time to hit it hard,no matter who ever he is. So DO IT "NOW OR NEVER". PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.
CEC of PPP decided to put out Zulfiqar Mirza from his Seat of Ministry and Party Senior-Ship many days before.. thats why He did this whole Drama of Press Conference to take the Favour of Lyari residents !!
on the other hand, PPP Sindh wants to take the favour of tomorrow's hearing of Chief Justice on Karachi Situation..
Its true people please don't contradict him
Update: CM accepts the resignation of Zulfiqar Mirza. Btw, who on earth can accept in front of his political rivals that he wants to dis-integrate Pakistan. Sounds a rather stupid allegation on Altaf Hussain by Zulfiqar Mirza.
Unbelievable!!! And you all ignoramus think he has reformed. Ever thought that he may be behind all the killings himself. Apprehend him before he also runs away to Dubai to London. That is the norm of our leadership, isn't it? And then there, they would be wining and dinning together.
MZ beware u have created many bad bloods after writing off every bad debts. We salute u leader of Pakistanizzzzzz u must join PTI.
ZM' resignation post and position in PPP is absolutely nothing but a 'topi drama' to consolidate and bolster his posture as the 'true leader' of lyari. This topi drama is staged at the behest and with full support and blessings of 'Ali Baba'. This is an assigned task given by his boss which is bound to further fuel the differences between old and new sindhis. ZM is a protege of AZ and acting as his front man. AZ wants ZM to consolidate his position in lyari to bag votes for his heir-apparent in next general elections. Clever AZ is playihg his cards very tactfully. AZ and his task-men will be living in fools paradise if they think that intra-rivalry among the different communities of karachi in particular and sind province as a whole will bring anything good to the larger interests of sind province. People who think thart MQM has the monopoly of new sindhis total support are also wrong. New sindhis don't want extremists and old sindhi-hostile elements within their rank and file as much as they also don't like such elements on other side. AZ says he is championing the cause of politics of reconciliation - well and good. But when he reportedly said that it was art of his politics to put pathans and mohajirs against each other, then he negates his own style of politics of reconcialition. His words and deeds should complement each other.
empty vessels make the most noise
too many contradictions in this rant.
Why why why doesn't tribune keep a dislike button????
There is nothing new in what was said today by Mirza. It has just been expressed by one bold person. Bravo Mirza!!
I wonder when PPP govt as a whole will resign in acceptance of its failure to run the party and politics?
Coincidence that ZM comes out with this press conf when lyari operation starts.
Anything goes wrong in Karachi is a defeat of MQM. NO political party is foolish enough to create mayhem in its region.
its all about power politics.
This is One Man whose Courage I Salute.
Extremely good job by Mirza, he did what we used to fear to say in the streets of Karachi..
Nice try Zulfiqar Mirza , to divert the attention and most probably to make a halt of the operation at Lyari
Greatest politician on the mic! Whatever he told about mqm, even the people with their sympathy with mqm (be it on gun point) also accept that. I myself have met many such people who say that they don't have any other option than to vote for mqm. They are made to vote, not that they like to vote.
I'm so jelly, he did not mention my name. Why does Haleem always get preferential treatment? He could've mentioned at least Qorma :(
Bravo Mr. Zulfiqar Mirza! Hats off for today's press conference!
We are proud of you sir, i hope one day you will become CM of Sindh.
I want to congratulate ZM for his stance!
He should share evidence with Supreme Court.
let Justice be done.Let there be permanent peace in Karachi what ever be short term hick ups
tell us something new Mr. ZM.
Love you Dr.Zulfiqar Mirza !!!
This was a press conference, full of revealations. God knows how far he is right.
One thing is bugging in my mind constantly if, he claims he had all the proves regarding the people he blame, than why didn't he showed any relevant document supporting his statement. Secondly i think a few days back he went to met President Zardari, i hope it's all made up game once again to win the hearts of majorities.
u made me proud today MR.Mirza .... hats off to u for wht u did today ...... live long
Mr. Mirza is right on at least three accounts i.e. Manipulated Mandate of Karachi and Hyderabad (at Gun-Point), about A.R Malik's lies and about Wali Khan Babar Shaheed's merciless killing.
call me an ignorant..but i didn't know this guy until now....this guy has guts !! and sounded truthful....he should be taken very seriously...
I am with you MIRZA.
What he said can't be ignored...
He called Rehman Malik all those things but also a good human being...does this serve any purpose at all? And why oh why doesnt he just give the authorities the evidence he's boasting about?! What is he waiting for, more death and despair?
Well done MIRZA, Very Good. I am with you MIRZA..............
Brace yourself for complete shutter down strikes with arson attacks in Karachi this week by MQM in protest of Mirza's statements.
mirza saaein tokhay salam aa.u r really FAKHUR-e-SINDH and son of the soil.we r proud of u mr.zulfiqar mirza...
“I have repeatedly told the PPP leadership that Rehman Malik is a pathological liar,” said Mirza. While acknowledging that Malik is a “good politician and good human being”, he maintained that he is also a “compulsive liar”.
The only thing I see here is "double standard".
MQM must be prepearing their chargesheets against ZM or another strike in the city
Its not a new game of Pakistani politicians. See, MQM, they thrice quit the govt and likely to join PPP govt again. Pakistanis are stupid people including me. Why we elect these liar, incapable, illiterate, nonsensless and corrupt people. I hate all of Pakistani politicians, They destroyed our Jannat (Pakistan). Y we r living abroad, becz of their wrong policies. Utto meri Humwatnoo, Jagg jawo, Allah hamri Mulk ka hami wa nasir hoin, Ameen
So, Rehman Malik is a terrorist sympathiser and a pathological liar, but on the whole... “good politician and good human being”
No contradiction there at all...
ZULFIQAR MIRZA'S RESIGNATION: Some people are talking that ultimately Mr.Zulfiqar Mirza will come back either his resignation will not be accepted or he will withdraw his resignation. If it will so, then it will be an other joke to the nation as the people are facing jokes and are being killed.
THUMBS UP FOR ZULFIQAR MIRZA . Nadar Leader!
"He said that he will forward this evidence to the government, army and intelligence agencies if the need arises."
"Mirza also alleged that the MQM was behind the murder of Wali Khan Babar."
He still does not see the need to forward this "evidence" he has against Rehman Malik? How many more should die for him to see the need. If there is evidence then Rehman Malik should be prosecuted as per law. What does it say about PPP as a political party, as I see it, either he is a liar or Rehman Malik is. Do they not have checks and balances within the party? On what basis do these people reach senior positions?
WELL DONE ZULFIQAR MIRZA: It is a matter of great pleasure that conscience of political leaders like Zulfiqar Mirza is started pricking and today Zulfiqar Mirza has resigned from Ministership and Sindh Assembly. At this moment I am hearing the press briefing of Zulfiqar Mirza on Geo News and one can safely infer that Zulfiqar Mirza is telling the truth. Inshallah the days are coming when so many other politicians will cry and resigned from their Ministership. The people all over the world observed that in India one person namely Ana Hazara has forced the government for a particular bill on corruption. We are Muslim and our country was created in the name of Islam and we have already path given by our Last Prophet Muhammad( Peace Be Upon Him) and have our constitution through Quran. Zulfiqar Mirza is pointing out the great problems and series of killing in Karachi and also his relations with Urdu Speaking. He is also telling that before the time will come that enemies of Pakistan would ruin Pakistan we should try to save it.He has also referred a letter of Altaf Hussain written to Tony Blair, with the request that ISI be got finished. Mr.Mirza is making important discoveries which led to the present situation in Karachi. In fact he has invited the attention of all the concerned as to how long the people inside and outside Pakistan are doing with Pakistan. Be that it may be, the fact remains that inner and outer hands are definitely involved qua the terrorism, target killing and suicidal attacks. Inshallah one by one, the people who are inside and outside will be pin pointed. Well done Zulfiqar Mirza, the person like you may prove leader for Pakistan. Let us see next.
tutta l'organizzazione politica è una mafia criminale..............
the gang leaders and wirepullers of all criminal organisations are these politicians, and our media serves their interests by constantly manipulating the public opinion in their favour and brainwashing them.
If he has implicating evidence against R.Malik, why would he not share it now? After so much carnage and blood shed, it's anyone's guess that the need is NOW!!
ZM may be crazy but he is honest.
Rehman Malik, Babar Awan ran away when BB was being killed.
Time for change has come...........
If his statements are true, why no action was taken in past. And, what action would be taken in future.
Everybody knows that MQM, PPP and other parties support terrorists but everyone is silent.
I guess I am not surprised to read that: 1) Rahman Malik is a pathological liar 2) Wali Khan Babar was killed by the MQM
The question is can anyone do something about this? Any suo moto actions?
At the end of the day Mr president would not accept his resignation and finally he will come into the ministry.
Not again, please stop breaking news of Mr. Mirza statements, press conferences, resignations and venom against anyone because whenever he speaks, people are divided more and more.
He sounds an honest person these days. Lets see what he brings in the knowledge of Army.