MQM-P requested establishment for meeting with PSP: Mustafa Kamal
11 November, 2017
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal at a press conference in Karachi on Saturday alleged that the establishment called upon his party to form an alliance with the Farooq Sattar-led Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) upon Sattar's request.
Kamal's press conference comes as a response to the developments that followed the announcement of his party's alliance with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).
Kamal said the impression was being ingrained into the minds of all Pakistanis that the establishment of the country was behind the political alliance between MQM-P and PSP.
Confirming the speculation, he said the establishment had been calling PSP to meet MQM-P at the request of Sattar for past eight months.
"Today I want to tell all of Pakistan that, yes, the establishment called us and made us meet Farooq Sattar. When we reached, Sattar was already there and it was on his request that we were called. This did not happen a few hours ago. Sattar and his team have been calling us with help from the establishment for the past eight months.
"This is not a plan that is eight months old, however. It is a plan that started on Aug 22, 2016, when Farooq Sattar was [put in charge]. "I will end my party and ask my workers to return home, but I will not be a part of the MQM because the MQM was and still is Altaf Hussain's, and will continue to be.
"Altaf Hussain is a traitor and a Research and Analysis Wing agent. If he is working openly for RAW, he is not doing any work for his own country. "I am not an agent [of the establishment]. If I was, I would not leave my senatorship in 2013." "Have they [MQM] said one word against Altaf Hussain throughout this entire drama?" he asked.
Kamal alleged that his party was accused of being establishment-backed, but it was MQM-P that was formed at the Rangers headquarters "under the supervision of [then DG Rangers] Gen Bilal Akbar
"I hope when they stand on Imran Farooq's grave, they remember that they will also be in their graves one day. "An alliance happens between two parties. If I don't believe in the MQM at all, how can I forge an alliance with them?" he asked.
Kamal said he had been making efforts in numerous parts of Pakistan and around the world in many countries and "thousands of people" are joining his party. "Is it all done by the establishment?" he questioned.