ISLAMABAD – Mustafa Kamal, the former mayor of Karachi, has not ruled out the possibility of getting support of anti-MQM persons Afaq Ahmed and Zulfiqar Mirza in future.
“Time and circumstance will decide the path of ‘Pak Sarzameen Party’, as we have not yet deliberated about joining hands with Afaq Ahmed and Zulfiqar Mirza,” said Mustafa in an interview with The Nation yesterday.
Mustafa Kamal, who recently launched ‘Pak Sarzameen Party’, is set to visit Punjab and other major cities of the country with an aim to further grow his splinter faction.
“My party is getting extraordinary response even beyond my expectation, so I am planning to visit other major cities in coming days,” said the erstwhile blue-eyed of Altaf Hussain, Mustafa Kamal.
‘Pak Sarzameen Party’ will get more popularity in coming days, he said, claiming that his target will never be to MQM’s stalwarts. The newly announced party members will soon start visit throughout the country.
“It was an open invitation for all to stand with truth as I have never asked anyone to change their loyalties,” he said adding that people are joining hands with them on their own will.
About taking support of other main members of Muttahida, he said target of his party is not to grab support of MQM’s heavyweights. “It has never been my target to clinch support of renowned figures of MQM, as every person is important for me,” said Mustafa Kamal.
To a question about his party’s flag, he said flag of Pakistan will hoist over party offices of ‘Pak Sarzameen Party’ in different areas.
“While the party’s flag is still not designed to get it registered from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” he said responding to the question about objections over his newly launched party’s flag. “It is not unconstitutional to wave country’s flag. We will raise the flag of Pakistan on our office,” he argued. Mustafa Kamal since his return to Pakistan is taking support of members from his former party members. The party members have also started making their manifesto to present it in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), he added.
To a question about fear in the minds of MQM’s members to not his party, he dodged the question. “It is up to the wish of people to join me, as I’m not forcing any one,” he added.
Whereas the MQM senior members viewed that the ambiguous situation will be cleared after few months as it will not be a single person (Mustafa Kamal) initiative. Muttahida has already been facing big challenge in these days in shape of Karachi operation.
KAMAL INAUGURATES PARTY OFFICE IN HYDERABAD
Agencies add: Mustafa Kamal inaugurated the office of his newly-formed Pak Sarzameen Party in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Kamal’s convoy was warmly welcomed by the supporters of his party. Women raised slogans in Kamal’s favour. Mustafa also delivered a speech beneath the shadow of national flags.
Addressing the gathering, Mustafa Kamal said he and his party members are not the followers of those who turned the youth into target killers.
“They feel no shame while taking credit for the university established with the help of someone else’s money,” he said.
A day earlier, Mustafa Kamal announced the name of his party, saying only Pakistan’s flag will fly at his party’s offices.
“A party flag only divides people and creates hatred. We don’t want any more division of the Pakistani people,” he said.
Criticising his previous party, the Pak Sarzameen Party chief said that MQM’s politics is based on dead bodies and missing persons. He questioned as to why only political workers and never the leaders got killed in Karachi. He said his party would restore the environment of peace and love in the country.
He invited his supporters in Hyderabad to attend the party’s public gathering in Karachi next month.
“I invite people of Hyderabad to attend our public gathering at Bagh-e-Jinnah in Karachi on April 24,” he added.
During the ceremony, the MQM workers and PSP workers went face-to-face while MQM female workers also chanted slogans against the former Karachi mayor.
Before departing for Hyderabad, Mustafa Kamal briefly spoke to media personnel in Karachi and said he was here to unite Pakistanis and not cause discord between them.
“We’re not here to steal anyone’s title, land or property,” he added