#MustafaKamal | Reactions to Kamal’s Press Conference
Many leaders reacted to ex-mayor Mustafa Kamals' return and revelations today (Wednesday) against Muttahida Qaumi Movement and its Chief.
Earlier today, MQM leader Barrister Saif said a press conference by two people does not affect MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain in any way, terming Mustafa Kamal's allegations as baseless.
"My party and I stand with Altaf Hussain. The allegations levelled by Kamal do not concern us and have little value," said Saif while talking to Geo News.
MQM lawmaker Syed Ali Raza Abidi also slammed his former colleagues – Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani – saying the presser reeked more of a "hurt ego" than any "substance".
I see a hurt ego more than any substance in this presser. They should be investigated for all his claims which he was a part of as claimed.— Syed Ali Raza Abidi (@abidifactor) March 3, 2016
Abbay Mir Jaffer numa choohay, if Scotland Yard was allegedly told the "truth" by the party leader, why did they not charge the leadership?— Syed Ali Raza Abidi (@abidifactor) March 3, 2016
Meanwhile, other politicians and analysts remained divided in their reaction to Kamal's revelations that hit out at MQM supremo Altaf Hussain for alleged "deception" and poor management of party affairs.
Former MQM MNA Nabil Gabol said that during his days in the party, he knew people belonging to the party used to visit India.
"Around 70 per cent people belonging to MQM's Rabita Committee have similar thoughts about Altaf Hussain," said Gabol.
Gabol accused former interior minister Rehman Malik of supporting a party 'funded by RAW'.
Social worker and activist Jibran Nasir questioned the credibility of our law enforcement agencies.
Mustafa Kamal & Anis Qaimkhani cant be absolved by a simple press conference. They were MQM members for years. Must be accountable in Court— Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) March 3, 2016
PPP Senator Saeed Ghani, answering a question about Rehman Malik's role in negotiations with MQM, said only the former interior minister can clarify his position on claims made by Kamal.
On accusations regarding Indian funding, Ghani maintained that similar claims have surfaced in the past too, referring to the 1992 operation against the party which he said was launched under the same pretext.
Rehman Malik, however, clarified that "the whole world knows about my good relations with Altaf Hussain and MQM."
"This allegation of writing MQM's press releases is humorous. I only used to give input during the meetings," said the PPP leader.
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