KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Tuesday the Pakistan Peoples Party disowns the party’s estranged leader Zulfiqar Mirza following his tirade against the party’s co-chairperson, Asif Zardari.
“If Zulfiqar Mirza doesn’t trust the party leadership then the PPP disowns him,” Memon said, while addressing the media in Karachi.
The information minister lamented Mirza had not followed party discipline and made private matters, which should have remained within the party, public
“If Zulfiqar Mirza has a problem with the party, why doesn’t he return the two party tickets?” Memon questioned.
Claiming that he upholds party discipline, Memon urged Mirza to ‘follow party discipline.’
Earlier, in a television talk show, Mirza levelled accusations of corruption against Zardari. “He should try to contest elections independently of the PPP platform so that he realises that he is nobody without the PPP,” said Ali Akbar Jamali, the PPP president for the Nawabshah district, at a protest outside the Nawabshah Press Club.
Earlier, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted, “The PPP stands united, anyone claiming otherwise and speaking against the leadership is no friend of the party.”
On Saturday, following reports of ‘serious’ differences between members of PPP’s leadership in Sindh, key leaders of the party left for London to meet chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian President Makhdoom Amin Fahim, former home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and President of PPP’s Karachi divison Qadir Patel were among other officials who went to London. The three leaders have reportedly had differences with former president Asif Ali Zardari and the party leadership.
“PPP is not the party of a particular person. All of us and our family members have rendered scarifies for it. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the real leader of the party and we will meet him soon,” Mirza had said while speaking to media on February 12.