Former minister asks Sindhis to take revenge if he is murdered by MQM
KARACHI - Former Sindh Senior Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza on Friday said he has issued 300,000 arms license among the Sindhi people as he urged them to use these weapons against the MQM, if they kill any Sindhi or other innocent.
Addressing a gathering at Ghaghar Phattak, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza asked the MQM leadership to ‘kill him’ if they want to stop him from unearthing the ‘facts’ against MQM, claiming that he has bundle of facts against the party. “What you will do if they kill me,” he asked the gathering and then himself suggested to kill at least kill 50 people in revenge. The people responded they will take his revenge by killing thousands of the opponents.
Mirza demanded end to the reconciliation process with MQM and termination of the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad. He said that reconciliation by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was unacceptable to him.
Earlier, the former Sindh minister was warmly welcomed at Karachi by the activists of various political and religious parties on his arrival in the metropolis from Badin. Several thousands of the activists of Awami National Party (ANP), Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi), Sindh Dost Ittehad (SDI), Sindh National Party (SNP), Punjabi Pukhtoon Ittehad (PPI), defunct Peoples Amn Committee (Lyari) and some activists of PPP reached at the Ghaghar Phattak Karachi to receive Zulfiqar Mirza.
Mirza urged the people of Sindh to support his struggle to protect Pakistan Army and Pakistan from the anti-state elements’ conspiracies. He said that he would not allow the conspirators to succeed in their plans against Pakistan. However, he clarified that he did not believe in ethnicity and that he considers the people as Pakistanis and Muslims. He urged the youth to play their role for strengthening the country and supporting the Army. Reiterating his loyalty with President Asif Zardari, he said that those who oppose the president should consider him as their enemy. He also asked the masses to strengthen the hands of PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and President Zardari.
Condemning Interior Minister Rehman Malik, he said that the Malik misled President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani about the Army and ISI chiefs. Malik has told them if the party will end the coalition with MQM, General Kiyani and General Shuja Pasha will topple the government, he added. He accused Malik of siding with the MQM and blackmailing the federal government. He repeated the allegation that Malik released the terrorists arrested in his (Mirza) tenure in the name of reconciliation, saying the arrested target killers belonged to MQM.
Mirza also breathed fire on Babar Awan, another close aide of President Zardari, saying he had not accepted the so-called reconciliation of Babar Awan which made hundreds of mothers to lose their sons. He demanded the government immediately end the negotiations with MQM and oust the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad from his slot as he claimed that the peace in the city will not be possible in the presence of Ebad.
He complained that his friends in the PPP were distancing themselves from him as they no more attend his phone calls. He said he believes that some quarters in the Army and judiciary support his stance on the Karachi killings.
Thousands of the activists of the various political parties accompanied the caravan of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza from Ghaghar Phattak to Lyari. A large number of police and Rangers also provided security cover to the caravan.