Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to quit the Sindh government in the wake of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s public criticism against Altaf Hussain.
Addressing a hurriedly-called press conference at Nine Zero, MQM leader Khalid Maqbool said that his party had suffered the worst operation during PPP regime in the past.
“If we had to do politics of hate and ethnicity, PPP had given us ample material for 100 years in 1997,” he said. “We had justification to do politics of hate and ethnicity.”
Maqbool called for an end to politics of hatred and ethnicity.
“We did not disappoint Asif Ali Zardari when he visited Nine Zero in 2008,” he recalled.
“We have rendered many sacrifices on our part. Despite our message of love, we got threats and injustice in return of cooperation.”
He claimed that PPP had displayed hatred and discrimination over the last five years.
“There is no reason left now to remain part of the PPP’s coalition government following Bilawal Bhutto’s unprovoked threats,” he announced.
“We cannot make any compromise if our leadership is targeted,” he added.
He announced that Rabita Committee and every Haq Parast worker jointly decided that MQM would not longer remain part of the Sindh government. He said that MQM would never make any compromise on a separate province.
Bilawal Zardari could be the heir of Bambino Cinema, not of PPP, he quipped.
Later, dozens of MQM’s workers chanted slogans of ‘Go Zardari Go’ and ‘Go Bilawal Go’