Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Bilqis Mukhtar joins Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Wednesday.
While joining the party she said, “I felt the need to join these leaders after hearing them speak. I am telling my brothers and sisters: people like Mustafa Kamal have come for your future.”
For 35 years, we have chanted the slogan ‘Hum nah hon, hamare baad Altaf! Altaf!’ The slogan we chant now will be ‘Hum nah hon, humare baad Pak Sarzameen shad baad!”
She announced that she was quitting the MQM and also tendering her resignation from the membership of the Sindh Assembly.
“I congratulate Bilqis Mukhtar on joining the party,” said Mustafa Kamal addressing a press conference at his DHA residence alongside Ms Mukhtar.
“Thousands are joining us. We are getting calls from all over the world where Pakistanis reside,” said Kamal
Mukhtar has been a member of the Sindh Assembly since 2002, and is currently a provincial lawmaker on a reserved seat for women.
The most recent addition to the party was revealed on Monday, when former MQM senator Dr Mohammed Ali Brohi.
Several prominent names have joined Pak Sarzameen since Kamal returned to Karachi last month and announced the formation of the new party in a direct challenge to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.