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June 30, 2020

Imran Farooq’s murder verdict vindicates my stance on MQM: PSP chief

Peshawar

June 30, 2020

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal said Sunday the court's verdict in the Imran Farooq murder case in light of the Scotland Yard’s investigations and the confessional statement of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London’s Muhammad Anwar had proved “each and everything I said from March 3, 2016 onwards to be true”.

"A series of allegations were levelled against us from March 3, 2016 onwards. The PSP is not commanding the Scotland Yard,” he said. “My DNA is not that of an agent. Otherwise, I would have been useful to the agencies while being in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. When we left the MQM out of fear of our God, then we are of no benefit for any agency.”

The PSP chief expressed these views while addressing the party workers through a video link. "Despite all allegations and atrocities, we have not taken a step back from our ideology." Commenting on the verdict of the Imran Farooq’s murder case, Kamal said he remained silent for three days after the verdict because he wanted to see “if the so-called representatives of the Muhajirs will speak on the verdict but the MQM kept mum because they have kept the flag and symbol of Altaf Hussain' party alive”. “No worker in the MQM could be as stalwart as Dr Imran Farooq was.

If Altaf Hussain can give orders to kill a great leader like Imran Farooq, then no other worker has any status”. He said it was proven that Altaf Hussain was working against Pakistan. “The Indian intelligence agency RAW used to fund Altaf Hussain. The enemy was not giving money to Altaf Hussain and his party to build hospitals or schools in Karachi but for carrying out terror activities in Karachi so the Muhajirs, Pashtun, Baloch and Sindhis would fight against each other and get killed”. He said the MQM was the only party that had a graveyard known as 'Shohada Qabrustan' (graveyard for martyrs) for which space was designated even before the murders. While party members lost their lives but “some members of the same MQM remained MNAs, MPAs and ministers in every government and a governor for consecutive 14 years, but ironically the party workers were forced to spend their rest of life in exile as fugitives, which is a matter of shame for the party”.