|Senior Sindh Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza Addressing an emergency press conference at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and swearing on the holy Quran to tell the truth and nothing but the truth|
Senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party and Senior Provincial Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza on Sunday announced to resign from all party, government posts. Addressing a packed press at Karachi Press Club he blamed Interior Minister Rehman Malik for siding with the killers.He said Rehman Malik is a compulsive liar and responsible for all killings in Karachi. He said Muttahida Qaumi Movement does not has real mandate of Karachi and Hyderabad and it is manipulated.He said that his ministry had been changed due to blackmail and said that there existed a manipulated mandate in Karachi.Senior provincial minister Dr Zulfiqar is Vice President of PPP Sindh and also a Central Executive Committee member besides a close confidant of President Asif Zardari. He said that he always tried to give advice to the leadership for improvement of the situation in Karachi but all of his proposals had been ignored. He opposed operation by security forces in Lyari area of Karachi, the stronghold of the ruling party.After recalling his personal affiliation with the Bhutto family and Asif Ali Zardari, placing hand on the holy Quran, Mirza said Rehman Malik is in connivance with killers. He claimed he has proofs to support his claim, and intended to hand over the evidence to COAS Gen Parvez Ashraf Kayani, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.Mirza recalled one of the MQM leaders had said about him that a pimp would be acting as flamboyant as Mirza in the company of so many policemen. The ex-home minister said “now I have resigned as minister. I came here in official vehicle. Now I will go back in my private car. I will only keep the PPP flag. Now all such people see I, Mirza, is still as flamboyant”.He said Karachi doesn’t belong to MQM. “The MQM only has partial mandate given by peoples free will. The rest is taken from voters through coercion. The poor people who sit in front of a telephone set and listen to speech from London, do that under pressure, to save trouble to the families who are usually threatened of consequences.” The former home minister expressed regret for his once remarks derogatory to the Mohajir community. He said he passed those remarks under rush of blood, being angry. He said he didn’t mean to say all that for the community, as “I know there are good and bad in every community, every society. Neither are all Indians bad nor all Pakistanis. The same is true for every community. Only a handful of bad people are responsible for turmoil.”Mirza said Pakistan has the biggest threat from no one else, but Interior Minister Rehman Malik. He said Rehman Malik connived with MQM’s Governor and freed murderers and killers to oblige them so that they carry on killing spree for vested interests. He said Rehman Malik had been befooling the party leadership by distorting facts and creating imaginary fear scenarios by invoking non-existing threats to the government. To back his point, Mirza said: “Lets suppose, if I free a murderer who had killed 36 people, wouldn’t the obliged killer kill 360 for me.”He said Rehman Malik is a flat-faced, 100% liar. “I have asked him many a time to cut lying intensity by at least 50%,” Mirza said in a lighter tone far between his otherwise tense talk. “I am not a qualified actor. Rehman Malik is the vice chancellor of ‘liar’ university,” he added.He said: “I risked life, property, family, children, everything by calling spade a spade because I love Pakistan, because I see my own children s faces in every dead body of the innocent killed in the city.” Mirza said once MQM chief Altaf Hussain wrote a letter to then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, urging him to play a role to disband the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). He claimed Altaf had written in the letter that the ISI would create many a Osama bin Laden if it were not disbanded. He said it is lamentable that the protector of the country’s interests was conspired against in this manner. The former home minister said MQM Kidmat-e-Khalq Foundation’s ambulances were used in transporting arms and ammunitions and for throwing dead bodies in gunny bags in various localities to spread terror.Mirza said journalist Wali Babar was also killed by MQM members. “Five murderers killed him. One of them is named Liaquat.” Pledging at the beginning he requested reporters to take him seriously for the first and the last time. He arrived at the Karachi Press Club at 4:20pm. The best decision of my life is to marry Dr Fehmeda Mirza, he said.Mirza noted that he has never bend the laws and he follows the principles of Shaheed Zulfiar Ali Bhutto. Allah Almighty through Mohrarma Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari blessed me with all that I own.He added that I see eye to eye with my party. I’m a party worker and will always be that way. I am a Sindhi and proud of it, he added.He vowed never to bow down to cruelty.