Former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday said that he has sympathy for Mohajir community but he has no interest in Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) politics.
“I have sympathy for mohajirs but not interest in MQM. I will try to do something for the betterment of mohajir community,” said Musharraf while talking to a private news publication.
Musharraf emphasised the need of a third political force to challenge the dominant political parties: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
“I will try to unite different political forces into a third political power to challenge the hegemony of PML-N and PPP,” he maintained.
An unknown organisation had put up banners in the city on Monday that alluded to an alliance between Pervez Musharraf and the Farooq Sattar-led MQM-Pakistan, with the former having a leading role, would save Pakistan.
The mysterious banners, put up by unidentified men from the so-called Muttahida Qaumi Jirga-Pakistan, came a day after pro-Musharraf graffiti appeared in Karachi, particularly the city’s Central district which is considered to be a MQM stronghold.
MQM Pakistan has already rejected speculations over the ‘plus one’ formula proposed by the counsel for Musharraf, where he had hinted the inclusion of Musharraf in MQM as a party leader.
A video statement of Ahmad Raza Kasuri had surfaced suggesting inclusion of Musharraf in MQM as a leader. But MQM issued a statement to clear doubts regarding the speculation and rejected any such development.