KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan leader and Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra switched loyalties and announced on Sunday to join the Mustafa Kamal-led Pakistan Sarzameen Party.
Speaking to media regarding his decision at Pakistan House, Vohra remarked that he is grateful to the people of Karachi who gave them the mandate.
âUnfortunately, I was not able to deliver to the people of Karachi,â he lamented. âWe have been quite unjust to the people of Pakistan,â he shared
âI will resign from the post of deputy mayor after completing all the legal formalities,â he added.
When there is no vision there is nothing to do, said Vohra, adding that he tolerated the situation for a year.
The deputy mayor said that the local government leaders for a year complained about the lack of resources. âIf we cannot fulfill responsibilities then it is better to leave,â he said.
Vohra also shared that other leaders and workers of MQM along with MNAs want to joint PSP.
Earlier, Vohra had reached Pakistan house, flanked by Anis Qaimkhani and other PSP supporters who chanted party slogans.
PSP President Anis QaimKhani also spoke to media, where he shared that Deputy Mayor Vohra is joining the party, adding that the PSP has supporters in thousands of numbers.
âIf Farooq Sattar has moral courage he should get members of Senate, National Assembly to resign,â remarked Qaimkhani, adding âwe will participate wholeheartedly in all the elections held on the posts of MQM leaders.â
Qaimkhani was referencing to Sattarâs speech in which he had warned that all MQM lawmakers would resign from parliament if any of its elected representatives was forced to switch loyalty.
In a press conference on October 23, Sattar had claimed that âif the loyalty of any or our MNA, MPA, or Senator is forcibly change, we will collectively resign.â
However, when media asked MQM-Pakistan convener about his statement he avoided the question. Sattar said: âWe are just working to resolve the problems of the people.â
He added, âRefrain from engaging in politics of fear, and instead work towards relieving people of their problems.âÂ