KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan leader and Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra switched loyalties on Sunday, joining the Mustafa Kamal-led Pakistan Sarzameen Party.
The deputy mayor spoke to media regarding his decision to join the PSP.
Vohra said that he is grateful to the people of Karachi who gave them mandate. “Unfortunately, could not deliver to the people of Karachi,” he lamented.
Vohra claimed that many people wanted to switch sides and they will eventually join.
When there is no vision there is nothing to do, said Arsha Vohra, adding that he tolerated the situation for a year.
The deputy mayor said that the local government leaders for a year complained about the lack of resources.
“If we cannot fulfill responsibilities then it is better to leave,” he said.
Earlier, Vohra reached Pakistan house, flanked by Anis Qaimkhani and other PSP supporters who chanted party slogans.
PSP President Anis QaimKhani also spoke to media, where he said that Deputy Mayor Vohra is joining the party, adding that the PSP has supporters in thousands of numbers.
The MQM fell from grace following the August 22 violence, instigated by the party founder’s speech. The party split into two groups last year and several leaders from the Pakistan chapter joined the PSP — the party led by another disgruntled former MQM member.
Kamal, the former Karachi mayor from the MQM, formed PSP in March 2016 alongside Qaimkhani.