Zulfiqar Mirza announces formation of new party

Published: October 19, 2015
Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza. PHOTO: INP

Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza. PHOTO: INP


Former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza has announced his decision to form a new political party. The former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, who developed differences with its co-chairperson, Asif Ali Zardari, has been quite vocal against some of the party’s policies and leaders over the past few months.

According to the press statement issued by Mirza, he has sought the support of well-wishers and friends to form the party and put an end to ‘corruption’ in Sindh.

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The party will garner support in all provinces of Pakistan, announced Mirza, adding that it will function on the principles of Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The former PPP leader said that he had pinned his hopes on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that the latter would free the party from corrupt elements.

Dr Mirza’s son, Hasnain Mirza, is an elected MPA on a PPP ticket while his wife, Dr Fehmida Mirza, is an elected PPP MNA. Dr Mirza has, however, fielded his own candidates against the PPP in his home constituency, Badin, for the upcoming local bodies elections.

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He has also reached out to former chief minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim to jointly field candidates in other constituencies against the PPP.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Raisani
    Oct 19, 2015 - 1:44PM

    Best of Luck Mirza Sahab.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Oct 19, 2015 - 1:50PM

    Will Meera be joining ?Recommend

  • Abrar R
    Oct 19, 2015 - 2:54PM

    Wish him luck. Anybody but PPP/MQM in Sindh.Recommend

  • Golden Eagle
    Oct 19, 2015 - 4:31PM

    what a jokeRecommend

  • yousuf
    Oct 19, 2015 - 4:58PM

    VP – Uzair BalochRecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 19, 2015 - 4:59PM

    Why this Establishment stooge is not joining PTI. Does it mean Establishment is fed up with PTI?Recommend

  • Hippo
    Oct 19, 2015 - 7:48PM

    This is another master stroke by Mr. Zardari, i bet he is behind this again.Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 20, 2015 - 3:34PM

    Am I the only one who was irritated by the fact that the name of the party wasn’t mentioned in the article?Recommend

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