Mirza exits politics with parting punch


Former Sindh senior minister Zulfiqar Mirza held a press conference in Hyderabad Press Club on Tuesday to announce that he was parting ways with politics, an occasion that turned ugly when Mirza’s temper got the better of him yet again and he fired expletives at a reporter, after which his gunmen proceeded to beat the man up.
Mirza said he was leaving politics, and that her wife National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza was a better politician than him. He said he would continue his work for his homeland and that he was passing through the most difficult period of his life today, but he was ready to sacrifice his life for President Asif Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. He said, however, that he would not go and see the president because he was afraid the president would be angry with him.
REPORTER ASSAULTED: During the press conference, a reporter asked Mirza a question that he ignored. The reporter then repeated his question, to which Mirza replied with an angry outburst of expletives. The former provincial minister’s gunmen then started beating the reporter when he protested to Mirza’s language, knocking out several of the journalist’s teeth.
Mirza later said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) wanted the post of Sindh chief minister. Mirza also urged the “courageous youth of Sindh” to strengthen his hand. He said he had worked in the armed forces for four years but General Ziaul Haq had sacked him for not casting vote in the referendum. Mirza also rubbished reports that during his explosive press conference on Sunday, he was holding the Nahjul Blagha on his head instead of the Holy Quran, and held up an open copy of the holy book to show that it was indeed the Quran, and swore that he had told the truth.
Giving a “definition” of a human being, Dr Mirza said a human was someone who “does not rape, does not extort, does not collect hides, does not use guns to kill innocent people, does not leave his or her country, does not get the citizenship of another country and then issues orders from there to kill people”. “Anyone who does not fall under this definition, I do not consider human,” said Mirza.


  1. It was uncalled for taking on a journalist. I am not sure what question did he ask him. Nevertheless, ZM has proved beyond doubt that he is a brave man and has taken on Altaf Hussain who fits the description of a 'human' given by ZM.

  2. ZM is a great man and i think he is the only one who has the courage to stand in front of killers.

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