Mixed Reactions Across Sindh Amid MQM Resignations and Leaders Attack

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:30

The advent of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Legislator resignations and attempt on life on one of its leaders have brought in mixed reactions from differnet ethnic parties come across Sindh.

Sindh United Party (SUP) general secretary Syed Zain Shah has said that by tendering its legislators’ resignations from the three elected houses, the MQM wanted to pressure the federal government and the institution of armed forces to stop the ongoing operation against terrorists, criminals and corrupt elements in Sindh.

Speaking to the media after a meeting of the SUP’s Larkana division leadership at the residence of a central leader, Agha Qamar Mushwani, late on Monday evening, Mr Shah dubbed the PPP and MQM as ‘twins’ and said none of them could not survive without the other. “Both the parties are power hungry and their survival depends on their being in power,” he claimed, and alleged that they were desperately struggling to continue with their practice of plundering the exchequer.

The SUP leader said that the resignations of MQM legislators was a tactic to force the federal government to support it in its efforts to save the large number of arrested party activists allegedly involved in criminal activities and ensure that no more party leaders or activists were arrested.

He was of the view that the MQM would withdraw the resignations as it could not afford losing the privileges being enjoyed by the presence of its legislators in the three houses.

‘Four assemblies demand action against Altaf’

Sindh Taraqqi-pasand Party (STP) leaders Jam Fatah Samejo, Dr Abdul Hameed Memon, Altaf Jaskani and others have said that the murderous attack on MQM MNA Rasheed Godil on Tuesday indicates that conspiracies are being hatched against the Karachi operation by the same forces which had been responsible for similar attacks in the past. These forces had let loose a reign of terror, they recalled.

In a statement issued hours after the attack in Karachi that left Mr Godil critically wounded, the STP leaders said that the organisation behind the Tuesday attack was responsible for such acts of terrorism in Karachi in the past. The same organisation wanted to destroy peace in Sindh and the country for its nefarious designs, they added.

“On the one hand, the government is forced to establish contact with the MQM chief in London and the party’s headquarters ‘90’, and on the other, the city is witnessing such incidents again,” they observed.

They said that four provincial assemblies had adopted resolutions against the MQM chief and demanded action against him under the relevant provisions of the constitution. They alleged that the party’s legislators had tendered their resignations to sabotage the Karachi operation.

“The resignations should be accepted without any delay and the Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operations should continue without any expediency,” they said.

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