KARACHI: Former president and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said Karachi belonged to all and not only to Muhajirs, ARY News reported.
“I am launching Pakistani nationalism in today’s rally. Karachi is (mini) Pakistan and people from all ethnicities reside in the megapolis,” he said while addressing, through telephone from Dubai, a public gathering at Malir RCD Ground in Karachi.
The APML believed in the politics of ‘Pakistan first’ and its politics had nothing to do with ethnicities, said the former president who is known for his rhetoric of ‘Pakistan first’.
He said reports regarding Karachi were pitiful. Ethnicities have prevailed while leaving behind the country. Development was not possible if the thinking of provincialism was not shunned, he added.
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“Muhajirs have divided into factions and in my eyes all the factions, Pak Sarzameen Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan and London, are equal. I want all of them to get united in the best interest of the country,” he said.
Musharraf said a third political power was a need of the hour in the country to save Pakistan’s economy that was being destroyed through corruption. He said he would soon come to Pakistan and face all without any power’s assistance.
He also said India had dangerous intentions towards Pakistan.