KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) President Farooq Sattar had backtracked numerous times after agreeing to form an alliance with his party.
Speaking on media’ programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada K Sath, Kamal hurled allegations at Sattar, stating that the latter is the ‘remnant of a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent.’
He reiterated that the Governor of Sindh Mohammad Zubair had himself admitted that Sattar was under pressure.
“Only two hours after the [joint] press conference, he [Sattar] said that he was under some pressure,” Kamal stated.
The PSP chairman had criticised the media and others for “creating a perception” that Sattar was abducted and forced into conducting a joint press conference.
“The conference took place in front of everyone and the media. Yet such a perception was created. Governor Sindh also claimed Sattar was abducted and forced to talk to the media,” he had said.
Kamal had also remarked that Sattar has been giving the impression that whatever decisions PSP takes is at the behest of the establishment.
“Sattar has been meeting us through the establishment since eight months,” he said, saying that the developments are not just 48-hours long.
The PSP chief admitted that he was in contact with the establishment but claimed to not being an “establishment agent” adding that everyone in the country — including politicians and businessmen — is in contact with the establishment.
Last week, the two parties had decided to regroup with “one name, one symbol and one manifesto” — a year after the two political factions announced complete disassociation from their former leadership based in London.
Announcing their decision at a joint press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Sattar and Kamal said they had decided to do away with their differences to ensure that the vote bank from Sindh and Karachi is not divided.
However, only a day after the announcement, Sattar said that his party was left disappointed.
“Kamal [first] agreed to unite with me and later, in front of me, said that the MQM belongs to its founder,” he had said. “Muhajirs and their mandate were insulted yesterday.”
Sattar had announced to quit his party and politics hours after the Rabita Committee had expressed its confidence in his leadership.
He subsequently retracted his decision, saying his mother had convinced him to keep on serving the people of Pakistan.
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