Sindh Senior Minister Pir Mazharul Haq refused to confirm or deny the account given by his former cabinet colleague Zulfiqar Mirza about a meeting that the two of them had with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in which Hussain admitted to be colluding with foreign governments to break up Pakistan.
“I am not calling Mirza a liar,” said Pir Mazhar while visiting the tomb of the nation’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, on the occasion of his death anniversary.
Pir Mazhar had earlier said that, in Sindh, only those who think their words will not be believed raise the Holy Quran over their heads before saying what they want to say.
Mazhar confirmed the meeting with Hussain in London to try to negotiate a political agreement between the MQM and the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. However, he said that “divulging details of such a meeting in public is not appropriate.”
Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2011.
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