'Zulfiqar Mirza has no intention to record statement against MQM'

Speculation is rife that former Sindh home minister will help the Scotland Yard investigation.


Our Correspondent July 14, 2013
A file photo of Zulfiqar Mirza. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Former Sindh Home Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Zulfiqar Mirza’s visit to London has led to speculation that he would help the Scotland Yard investigation against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain for money laundering and instigating violence in Karachi.

When contacted, one of Mirza's close aides said that the PPP leader was on a personal visit to London.

“Mirza has gone with his family. He has no intentions to record a statement against the MQM chief,” PPP MNA Kamal Chang from Badin said.

Local media reported that President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also in London, telephoned Mirza and requested him to not meet with the British investigators. The latter, however, allegedly refused to abide by the president’s advice.

Mirza is said to be the arch rival of MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

He had resigned from the ministry and a senior position in the PPP about two years ago after criticizing Altaf Hussain and the MQM for being involved in creating havoc in Karachi. Mirza later went to London and had announced he would lodge a complaint with Scotland Yard with evidence against the MQM, but the PPP -- that was a coalition partner in the government -- had asked him to refrain from doing so.

COMMENTS (38)

Ali Baloch | 7 years ago | Reply @Tariq don't know if my last comment will be published or not but heres a fun fact: I really am curious to know where did MQM walas buy all those NATO precision CARBINE Conversion Kits??? each costs around 700,000 and is illegal to buy or purchase, and as far as killers are concerned would you please enlighten me who are Ajmal "Pahari" and Kamran "Madhuri" which party do they belong to? and for that Matter who was Naeem "Sharri", The so called "drug war" in Liyari is MQM trying to muscle it's way inside Liyari, your poarty has failed and will keep failing. As far as RPG'S are concerned that had less to do with PAC or Liyarians but more so with BLA who were irritated that MQM, and FC had killed 2 of their "Sarmachars" and supporters before the operation.
Ali Baloch | 7 years ago | Reply

@Tariq According to the latest census Muhajirs are now a MINORITY!!! your lot is now 48% and as far as the unrest in Liyari is concerned when MQM stops trying to "take over" Liyari the people will stop reacting. We don't have MQM, don't want MQM, and don't need MQM!!!. You and the rest of your kind can listen to Altaf's rants as much as you want but please spare us the indignity of being woken up at 5:00 Am to hear "Bhai" moan and whine about what ever.

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