Published On: Mon, Mar 7th, 2016

Dr Sagheer quits MQM, joins Mustafa Kamal’s party


KARACHI: Former Sindh health minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed on Monday quit the MQM and expressed his full support to the new political party of former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal.

In an emotional press conference here, Ahmed said that he would stand shoulder to shoulder with Mustafa Kamal and Anees QamiKhani for their positive cause.

“I have decided to part ways with the MQM after a long association of 28 years. I am also resigning from my provincial assembly seat,” he said. “I apologize to my voters for not being able to serve them.”

He announced joining Mustafa Kamal’s party.

“I have come here to play a positive role for Pakistan and a role, which could put Pakistan on the path of progress and prosperity,” he said.

“I want to play a role which could help defeat Pakistan’s enemies and want to play a role for Karachi’s progress. I have come here due to this positive mindset and message for our community and country. I have witnessed how every nook and corner of Karachi has been turned into garbage heap,” he said.

“I want to give a message to my community that I have joined this caravan and I categorically state that I have never been in contact with Mustafa Kamal after he had left Pakistan.”

Dr Sagheer PC New Khi 07-03

The MQM leader called upon people to break the shackles of fear and join Mustafa Kamal for his cause.

He lashed out at the MQM chief for his politics of dead bodies, protests, violence and strikes in Karachi.

“What have you achieved from such politics? “We too first used to think that allegations of RAW were fake, but now everybody knows the truth,” he said.

He said that Mohajir Urdu speaking community was not anti-Pakistan.

“I want to appeal to the establishment that the Mohajir community should be brought back to national mainstream. Our patriotism has become a joke. Mohajirs are being considered as agents of RAW,” he said.

He said that he kept pleading the leadership to have mercy on workers.

“I swear to God that I have been saying that please have mercy on MQM’s workers. Please have mercy and let them become good Pakistanis. Let them become educated. We have reached a situation, where not a single educated worker is available at grassroots level,” he added.

Ahmed further said that education had never been the priority or focus of MQM leader. “You wanted to have those who could serve you,” he said.

“Hundreds of workers were rounded up and put in jails. But who cared?”

“I swear to God that I have not been able to watch the video, in which a boy was slain after checking his identity card,” he said.

Mustafa Kamal, who returned to Karachi last week, announced the formation of his own political party.


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology