Karachi’s former mayor and the current chairman of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal has suggested holding a ‘Muhajir Jirga’ to discuss the calls for the possibility of a new province in Sindh.
He has called for a Jirga of elders and political leaders of the Urdu speaking community of the country to settle the controversy of carving out a new province in Sindh.
While addressing his party supporters in Hyderabad he said, “Let’s hold a jirga like our Pakhtun brothers do and decide which path will be better for Muhajirs,”
“If the elders say my path [of keeping Sindh united] is wrong, I will close my chapter of politics forever,” added Kamal. He further maintained that if the political leaders and political parties who received votes in the name of Muhajirs were actually concerned about the community, they should meet in a jirga to decide the future politics of the Urdu speaking community.
Without naming any party, he said that the party who claims to enjoy the support of the Urdu speaking community should shun the politics of dead bodies, which also threatens the Muhajirs from Karachi to Kashmore.
Kamal also openly criticized the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for enjoying power in the local government for four years. “And now they are again tricking the people by crying out for a new province,” he said.
He said the MQM-P failed to deliver services in the local government system. He said his party will not accept any politics which will divide Sindhis and Muhajirs.
The PSP chief also blamed the ruling party of Sindh, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for ruling the province for the past 12 years. He said the PPP has destroyed both the rural and urban Sindh during its governance.
“The PPP has turned Karachi and Hyderabad into undeveloped cities such as Larkana and Jacobabad,” he maintained.