Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Raza Haroon on Monday joined Mustafa Kamal’s newly-formed political party. Haroon, who is a former Sindh IT minister, praised Kamal’s decision to launch his party, saying it was a brave and patriotic step by the former mayor.
As it has been the trend that former members of MQM before joining the new unnamed party of Mustafa Kamal criticize authoritarianism in MQM. Raza did the same and said MQM was formed with the objectives to end the cruel system of feudalism and redress the grievances of people but it did not intend to satisfy the needs and desires of people. Mustafa Kamal while appreciating the decision of Raza Haroon said that he welcomed him on behalf of all Pakistanis.
Since the arrival of Mustafa Kamal in Karachi perhaps this was the one of the most prominent members of MQM who has joined him to form a new political party. Kamal has not only challenged hegemony of MQM in the city but also pledged FIA to assist with inquiries into money laundering and contacts with the Indian RAW intelligence agency by the MQM. Political events are happening in rapid speed in Karachi. At the moment MQM representatives are trying to not give any importance to day by day increasing political strength of newly formed party. But surely they would be looking for the ways to come out from troubled waters.
Analysts would be in a better position to comment on the future of newly formed anti-MQM front after Mustafa Kamal’s show of power. He had announced a rally in Karachi and claimed that people in great numbers would attend it.