KARACHI - Farah Naz has quitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and joined Muttahida Qaumi Movement over differences with the party leadership.
Naz, who was PTI’s Sindh sectary finance, announced her decision in a press briefing at Khursheed Begum Secretariat in Azizabad area on Sunday.
“PTI has become a prominent political group with the slogan of ‘change’. I had joined PTI for a change, but after spending such a long time I felt it had failed to achieve the desired results,” asserted Naz, who was flanked by Nasreen Jalil and other MQM leaders. PTI was, she added, completely under control of old faces despite induction of fresh people from the middle class.
Naz vowed she would spread the ideology of MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain, saying now she had selected the best platform for her political career.
Nasreen Jalil welcomed Naz to MQM folds, saying party’s ideology of projecting interests of the middles class had brought many people to this platform.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain, while talking to Farah Naz via telephone, said it was a good sign that people had understood MQM’s ideology.
MQM DEMANDS BAN ON JI
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has termed the Jamaat-e-Islami as an anti-Pakistan party and demanded the government to impose a ban on the party for having links with various terror organisations.
This demand was made during a MQM’s Coordination Committee meeting held to discuss the ramble of a senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader. The committee strongly condemned the ramble and demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should immediately ban the party to protect the country from terrorism. The committee said, “The world knows that the JI is a certified terrorist party as it has been carrying out terror activities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Lebanon and other Muslim countries. The JI’s ties with Taliban, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations are secret no more. We are witnessing arrests of Al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists from the homes of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s leaders and workers.”
It further added, “In collaboration with foreign terrorists, the JI activists were fighting against our forces. Scores of the JI workers have been killed in retaliatory action of our armed forces. Various JI workers have been recently killed in a drone attack.” It is deplorable that the JI leaders, who have been running terror camp, have not been arrested yet, the committee said.