KARACHI, October 20: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced to part from the provincial government of Sindh after the recent speech of Pakistan People’s Party chairman Mr Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
After a meeting of the MQM in Karachi, the party’s deputy convener Mr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui told journalists that they could not tolerate controversial remarks and criticism on their party and its chief, Mr Altaf Hussain.
Mr Bilawal Zardari criticised Mr Altaf Hussain and his party MQM in his address recently.
“Bilawal Bhutto deals with politics as if it’s a business,” Mr Maqbool Siddiqui said, adding that they (MQM) were against the feudalism in politics.
“The successor of Bhutto can be a Bhutto, not Zardari. That’s why Bilawal is not worthy of heading the party,” he explained.
Khalid Maqbool said that they also got badly hurt because of the way PPP leader Mr Khurshid Shah called the word ‘muhajir’ an abuse. And they would take the revenge by asking for and setting up a new province, he added.
The Sindh Information Minister, Mr Sharjeel Inam Memon, has appealed to the MQM to review their decision to part from the Sindh government, which is being headed by the PPP.
“The PPP believes in the policy of reconciliation and it will never allow division of Sindh,” he added.
The MQM separated from the government in the PPP-led regime for several times in the past but they again joined the governments because they would say their party believes in policy of reconciliation.