PPP disowns Zulfiqar Mirza: Sharjeel Memon

Published: February 17, 2015



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.”

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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.

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“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.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Ozair
    Feb 17, 2015 - 4:51PM

    Who cares about the PPP anymore?Recommend

  • A-No.1
    Feb 17, 2015 - 4:58PM

    PMLN must be smiling all the way.Recommend

  • Whiskey Khan
    Feb 17, 2015 - 5:03PM

    If Bilawal fails to disassociates himself from his Fathers political behaviour then he has no scope in Pakistan politics, unless he wishes to be follow his fathers footstep.Recommend

  • Edhi Abdul Aziz
    Feb 17, 2015 - 6:49PM

    Leadership of Peoples Party must disclose true facts and allegations leveled by Mr. Zulfiqar Mirza. It is not proper to disown Mr. Mirza from Party. Now Mr. Bilawal Bhutto should come forward and reply that if why he did not attend the Barsi of his mother. It is also fact that nearby of Mr. Asif Zardari are not liking Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and have no respect for her.They advise that Shaheed Bibi chali gaee. ab jo kooch hai ham hai. Though make speeches keeping Photo of Shahees. They are annoyed if any promise of Shaheeds are recollected to them and threats of bad consequences are given though Police. . Recommend

  • goodDeedsLeadTo
    Feb 17, 2015 - 11:52PM

    Pakistanis will come out its misery when these politicians, PPP & Noon start exposing each others corruption, and with evidence. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 18, 2015 - 12:00AM

    PPP has disowned him……but not Zardari……..next episode still to come…..keep tuned.Recommend

  • PakPower
    Feb 18, 2015 - 6:59AM

    Memon urged Mirza to ‘follow party discipline.’ by never talking about the rampant corruption within its ranks.Recommend

  • Yas
    Feb 18, 2015 - 4:49PM

    now Mirza will join PTI and he will become one of the most loyal person of Pakistan Recommend

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