رضاہارون بھی قافلہ کمال میں شامل ہوگئے by myvoicetv
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Former MQM leader Raza Haroon joins Mustafa Kamal
Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Raza Haroon on Monday joined Mustafa Kamal’s newly-formed political party.
“I welcome Raza Bhai in my party as he has come here to join us. We all welcome him on behalf of all Pakistanis,” Kamal said while addressing a press conference flanked by Haroon and others at his residence.
Haroon, who has been a former IT minister, praised Kamal’s decision to launch his political party, saying it was a brave and patriotic step by the former mayor. “I think March 3 was a day when a historic step was taken in the interest of Pakistan, emanating from patriotism and bravery,” he said.
“That step was taken by Mustafa Kamal and Anis Qaimkhani out of plain courage and based on truth,” he added.
The former minister said MQM was initially formed with clear objectives to end feudalism and reaching out to the commoners and it did not intend to satisfy the needs of only one person and his desires in an apparent reference to MQM supremo Altaf Hussain.
“I ask what sort of benefits the MQM worked for. The middle class was not served; neither the quota system was eliminated. I could not even let my family listen to the speeches [of MQM chief] given the obscene language used in them,” he said.
Criticising Altaf, the former MQM leader said the party chief delivered speeches during “happy hours” which later became “happy 24 hours”, in a veiled reference to the alleged drinking habits of the MQM supremo. ”You are enough a conspirator for yourself, you do not need anyone to conspire against you. Your own brand and publication are enough for your own destruction,” he said.
Further, Haroon claimed that several party members believe the ban on Altaf’s speeches should remain as it is. “I can witness that a ‘minus-one formula’ is underway from within, you [Altaf Hussain] do not need a conspirator.”
Meanwhile, in response to a question the former Karachi mayor said he will announce the name of his newly-formed political party on March 23.
Earlier today, the former minister of IT arrived in Karachi from Dubai. Haroon has returned to the country days after former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal returned home from a self-imposed exile.
Over the period of time, Haroon had distanced himself from party politics and was said to be in the UK. Though he worked in the international secretariat he did not leave the party, but became inactive.
The development comes in wake of several former MQM leaders joining hands with Kamal, who has already announced to hold the first-ever rally of his party in the second week of April.
Kamal’s party now has five members, including two sitting MPAs Alam and Dr Sagheer Ahmed, who joined them earlier this week.
On Thursday, two ex-MQM leaders Waseem Aftab and Iftikhar Alam announced to join Kamal’s newly-formed political party. Aftab is a former Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC) in-charge while Alam is a member of Sindh Assembly from PS-106.
Their announcement came days after former Sindh health minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed, while ending his 28-year-long association with the MQM, had announced his decision to support Kamal’s party.
Dr Sagheer Ahmed ends 28-year-long association with MQM, joins Mustafa Kamal
Upon returning home from self-imposed exile on March 03, Kamal launched a blistering attack on MQM chief Altaf Hussain and challenged the ‘iron grip’ of the MQM on the city by forming a new party.
Kamal — who won wide support as mayor of Karachi from 2005 to 2010 for his efforts to ease traffic and improve public services — accused Altaf of working for India’s premier spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), destroying two generations of Mohajirs (Urdu-speaking people) and issuing threats under the influence of alcohol.