Political rhetoric: ‘MQM should avoid riding two boats at one time’

The opposition leader advises the MQM to either side with the PML-N or the PPP.

Our Correspondent August 11, 2013
Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah speaking to the media in Sukkur on Saturday. PHOTO: ONLINE

SUKKUR: The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, has advised the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to avoid riding in two boats at the same time, adding that the Pakistan Peoples Party will not ask MQM to join the provincial government.

Taking a jibe at the MQM, Shah said that this was politics and not the “Chabra of Allah Ditta, who is free to distribute sweets to anybody he wants to.” He suggested that they should either side with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) or with the PPP.

He made these comments while talking to reporters after the Eid Milan gathering at Madrassa Ghousia in Sukkur on Saturday. Expressing his anxiety over the increasing incidents of terrorism he said that, “I will protest against the government on its tight lipped attitude over the issue.” He said that the government was only focusing on increasing taxes and inflation and he will raise the issue during the next session of the National Assembly. He suggested that the people of Pakistan make arrangements for their own security because the government could not protect their lives and properties.

Condemning the terrorist attacks on mosques and religious seminaries, Shah said Pakistan was a nuclear power and this scared the anti-state forces. He urged the government to take necessary steps to ensure security for religious clerics and institutions because terrorism was bringing a bad name to Islam.

Shah asserted that those bathing innocent people in blood could not be termed Muslims. Leaders of the Jaimiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, Mufti Mohammad Ibrahim Qadri, Musharraf Mehmood Qadri and others also spoke on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2013.


Tariq | 10 years ago | Reply

Not a single party except MQM thinks of national interest.Every party whether political or religious reckon that they can resolve entire issues being faced by Pakistan individually.That's why no party seconds next one's views.That change is legitimate and favourable that comes from their home but not from others.MQM should in no case join PPP.Previous alliance with PPP damaged us badly.It is an open secret that PPP support lyari gang war. As far as Local bodies election is concerned Insha allah MQM will beat others and Mustafa Kamal will be the next Mayor of Karachi

the Skunk | 10 years ago | Reply

@Aysha M: Excellently commented. Pray our corrupt politicians read this, understand, and implement it. Alternately, they can go to the Chabra of Allah Ditta and ask for sweet advice.

The MQM is doing a sensible thing for once by not joining the PMLN government. Let them be out of government for some time and concentrate on winning the Local Bodies Polls. Karachi needs the development attention of Senator Mustafa Kamal. Salams

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