Kamal confirms merger facilitated by establishment on MQM-P’s request

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KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal Saturday confirmed that his party was indeed called to form an alliance with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) by the establishment. However, he alleged that the meetings were arranged on the request of MQM-P.
Addressing a press conference here, he said that the establishment had been arranging these meetings for the last six to 8 months on the request of the MQM-P. He said that whenever they went for the meeting, the MQM-P leaders were already present there.
He said that all the top leaders of the MQM-P were present in those meetings, except Amir Khan who was not present in last meeting. He said that MQM-P is trying to prove PSP as the establishment’s people. He claimed that the MQM-P approached PSP for APC invitation through establishment.
He said that the PSP and MQM-P have signed a written agreement for the merger, adding that the final decision was taken after dozens of meetings between the two parties.
He claimed that PSP has helped recovered 70 missing workers of the MQM-P who have now joined the PSP.
Kamal told journalists, that he met with Farooq Sattar because had requested the establishment to bring us to the table.
The PSP chairman criticised the media for “creating a perception” that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar was abducted and forced into conducting a joint press conference.
“The conference took place in front of everyone and the media. Yet such a perception was created,” he said.
Kamal added, that Sattar has been giving the impression that whatever decisions PSP takes is at the behest of the establishment.
Kamal told journalists that it was for the last eight months Farooq Sattar had asked him to merge PSP with MQM-P but the party did not agree. So an agreement was reached that a third party could be formed through which the struggle could be continued.
“I had even offered MQM-P that I would dissolve my party but I don’t want to merge with MQM-P. Sattar said he doesn’t want PSP to dissolve, wants to merge with his party instead. I refused,” Kamal said. He said that when he was not ready to accept MQM, how could he merge his party with it.

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