Tensions escalate between Kamal, Altaf: PSP chief threatens London protests

02:22 PM | 14 May, 2016
LONDON (Web Desk) - Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Syed Mustafa Kamal on Friday said that his party would soon open an office in London and stage a protest outside the residence of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

Earlier, the MQM reiterated that the government and some elements in the establishment were pitching a “gang of corrupt [people]” against the MQM, in addition to “Haqiqi terrorists”.

Kamal and Anis Qaimkhani, who headed to Hyderabad after the clash of PSP workers with MQM, held a press conference on Friday and accused the MQM chief of attempting to spoil law and order in Karachi in service of anti-Pakistan elements.

Kamal said his statement was in response to Altaf Hussain’s Thursday speech, adding that the MQM chief crossed all limits during his address.

In his speech, the MQM chief said that those who had been expelled from the MQM due to their involvement in “china-cutting, land-grabbing and other criminal activities” were leveling allegations against the party. He questioned why such people chose to remain in the party if they knew the MQM was an anti-state organisation.

In another press talk, Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hasan said that MQM party workers and office-bearers were being forced to join the establishment-sponsored Pak Sarzameen Party.

He went on to say that elected local government representatives were being pressurized to resign and part ways with MQM.

Izhar also urged top civil military leadership to stop the MQM Haqiqi and the PSP from carrying out armed attacks on MQM offices and houses of its workers.