KARACHI: The rift between Mustafa Kamal and Dr Ishratul Ibad intensified as the Pak Sarzameen Party chief on Thursday challenged the Governor of Sindh to prove the allegations against him.
Addressing a news conference, Kamal demanded that the Governor should be placed on the Exit Control List, made to resign, arrested and his British passport should be exposed.
He showed newspaper clippings and said that the governor continued to seek state benefits from the British authorities even after becoming the governor, and said that he was appointed as governor on the insistence on Britain.
He also called on the governor to form a join investigation team to prove the allegations against him. “I demand him to form a JIT. Ishrat-ul-Ibad is the governor, and he should form a JIT,” he said.
Calling the governor and the founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in London as a scourge, he said that those have have called a traitor who hurled anti-state slogans as a ‘beloved’ should be publicly hanged.
He claimed that the Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing was making its best efforts to protect the MQM chief.
Kamal expressed satisfaction that the governor had broken silence after more than fourteen years, and called on the media to provide his more airtime for to expose his misdeeds further.
Kamal alleged that Ibad was behind the May 12, 2007 bloodshed in Karachi during which at least 40 people were killed in armed clashes between political parties on the arrival of the then Chief Justice Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
He also asked to reopen the Baldia factory arson case that claimed the lives of more than 250 workers and injured several labourers in Karachi in 2012, which he termed one of the worst planned terror activities in the history of Pakistan.
“I am sure that the concerned officials will find links of Baldia factory fire episode in the governor house,” said Kamal. He also called for to reopen the Nishtar Park attack on the leadership of the Sunni Tehreek in 2006, as well the Ashura attack in 2009.