KARACHI: Reacting to the situation surrounding MQM-PSP alliance and allegations of the two parties chiefs, Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Mohammad Saeed on Monday clarified that Rangers only wanted to save Karachi from violence and target killing and has no stake whatsoever in the two parties’ alliance or merger, ARY News reported.
“Foreign spy agencies are involved in anti-peace activities in the megapolis, however, the situation now is far better than the past because of Rangers and other law enforcement agencies,” he said while talking to a local TV channel.
Saeed maintained that Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had been meeting for the past eight months and there was no harm in their establishing contacts with each other.
He said it was up to both the parties to decide what politics they had to do, however, they should refrain from a clash.
The DG Rangers also said all the culprits involved in attacks on media houses following the August 22 tirade had been arrested, while cases were proceeding in the court against senior MQM-P leaders Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan.
‘MERGER’ OR ‘ALLIANCE’
It is pertinent to note here that on November 8, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P) announced to form a political alliance and vowed to contest next general elections under “one banner, name, manifesto and electoral symbol.
Addressing a joint press conference at Karachi Press Club, MQM-P chief and PSP chief Mustafa Kamal announced what Kamal terms a “merger” of the two parties who were once a part of Altaf Hussain-led MQM.
“To solve problems of people of Karachi through collective efforts and to further our agenda of non-violence, we have decided to form a political alliance. We will decide the name and modalities of this alliance in future but one thing is for sure, we will contest next general elections under one name, one banner, one manifesto and one electoral symbol,” Farooq Sattar had said.
However, the decision of forming alliance or merger was taken back within 24 hours as Farooq Sattar heavily criticised Kamal in his November 9 presser in which he first announced to quit MQM and politics but soon took back his resignation and announced to contest polls under MQM’s name and with the electoral symbol of Kite.