KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Faisal Sabzwari on Saturday said that his party does not want to merge with any party.
“To have a political alliance with PSP, we made serious efforts to move forward but PSP Chairman Mustafa Kamal wasted the chance,” Sabzwari said while addressing a press conference.
“We don’t want a merger with the PSP,” he declared, adding that it was the PSP that wanted to merge with MQM-P.
He also said that Kamal had made many allegations against MQM-P but still came to common grounds with the party.
Slamming the PSP chief for making serious allegations against the institutions, he said that all political leaders ‘should display seriousness.’
“We can answer in a befitting manner regarding all claims made by Kamal,” the MQM-P leader said.
Continuing to lash out at Kamal, Sabzwari spoke against Kamal’s earlier statement that politics in the name of Muhajirs should end, stating that he should have said that injustices against Muhajirs should be brought to an end.
“People will remember your claims and those you made before,” he said, referring to Kamal’s recent statements. “People will remember your claims in the coming elections.”
Sabzwari also claimed that ninety percent of the workers are in contact with the party, and will return to the MQM-P when they are not ‘being pressurised.”
Discussing the recent census results, he said that MQM-P raised its voice against the census and approached the courts.
“Our wish is that justice and better governance prevails in Sindh and Pakistan, and we feel that the Pakistan Peoples Party has failed to do the same in the province,” Sabzwari said, adding that his party only wishes to establish an effective local body system.
In reference to Kamal’s press conference earlier on Saturday, Sabzwari remarked that PSP’s media talk had damaged its repute and it would become evident in the approaching elections.
MQM-P leader Amir Khan also spoke towards the end of the press conference to say that the party ‘is and will always remain united.’