MIRPURKHAS: Former Karachi mayor and leader of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said it took him and others like him 30 years to recognize the ‘devil’.
Addressing his supporters here, Mustafa Kamal said ‘this man’ has no brother, sister or any close relative in Pakistan. “The people of Sindh must not listen to this man who would only incite hatred among you,” he added.
He, however, said no one will be able pit one brother of Sindh against another, stressing that the brothers of Sindh must rise above all the hatred and make a new beginning.
Earlier, activists of Mustafa Kamal’s rival party pelted his convoy with stones, shattering window panes of the vehicles including the one he was traveling in.
The situation got real tense, as a scuffle broke out between the supporters of Mustafa Kamal and the activists of his rival party.
The situation led to an exchange of blows and as a result buttons of Mustafa Kamal’s shirt were broken while Anees Qaimkhani had his face bruised.
Mustafa Kamal said it is not the fault of these youngsters. “These boys have been misguided. We will replace the stones in their hand with books and pen,” he added.
Kamal announced the formation of Pak Sarzameen Party earlier this month, and said the party will release its manifesto in the near future.
Earlier this March, when Kamal returned to Pakistan, the MQM dissident unleashed a salvo of bombastic ‘revelations’ against party supremo Altaf Hussain, accusing him of deception, addressing workers while intoxicated and poor running of the MQM.
Since then, the former mayor of Karachi has pulled former MQM heavyweights Advocate Anis, Raza Haroon, Anis Kaimkhani, Dr Sagheer, Iftikhar Alam, Waseem Aftab into his party.
A number of senior MQM members left the country suddenly around the time Kamal returned to Karachi, causing speculation as to the reasons behind their seemingly abrupt departure.
While certain party members left before Kamal’s visit to Karachi, uncertainty persists regarding the reasons for the absences of other party members.