Mushar­raf quick to wel­come newly formed MQM-PSP al­liance

The Miracle - - Pakistan -

For­mer pres­i­dent Pervez Mushar­raf, in a video mes­sage on Wed­nes­day, wel­comed the for­ma­tion of a po­lit­i­cal al­liance be­tween Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment (MQM) and the Pak Sarza­meen Party (PSP), how­ever, Mushar­raf did so even be­fore it was for­mally an­nounced. The video mes­sage was shared on so­cial me­dia from the of­fi­cial ac­count of Mushar­raf’s po­lit­i­cal party — All Pak­istan Mus­lim league (APML). Mushar­raf started the video mes­sage by ex­press­ing his de­light on the merger of po­lit­i­cal forces rep­re­sent­ing the Mo­ha­jir com­mu­nity. He, how­ever, was quick to clar­ify that he had no sym­pa­thy for MQM and didn’t see any fu­ture of that party, but it was nec­es­sary for the Mo­ha­jir com­mu­nity to unite un­der one po­lit­i­cal um­brella.The for­mer pres­i­dent went on to say that he did not sup­port com­mu­nity-based pol­i­tics and pre­ferred to do pol­i­tics for the bet­ter­ment of the coun­try. “If the fac­tions of APML unite in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochis­tan, and join hands with them the newly formed al­liance] then this will give birth to a new na­tional-level po­lit­i­cal force,” Mushar­raf said while pre­sent­ing his for­mula for chang­ing the ex­ist­ing po­lit­i­cal sce­nario in the coun­try. He urged all the com­mu­ni­ties living in Karachi and ru­ral Sindh to unite un­der this plat­form, so that they are able to de­feat PPP and form the gov­ern­ment in the prov­ince.

Al­liance or merger?

The an­nounce­ment of an al­liance be­tween the po­lit­i­cal par­ties that, un­til re­cently, were highly crit­i­cal of each other at­tracted mixed re­ac­tions on Twit­ter from politi­cians. MQM stal­wart Ali Haider Abidi an­nounced his de­ci­sion to quit the party and va­cate his NA-251 seat while the press con­fer­ence was on­go­ing. On the other hand, Faisal Sabzwari pro­vided clar­i­fi­ca­tion that MQM and PSP had only formed an “al­liance” and not an­nounced a merger.

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