MQM-P’s Shabbir Ahmed Qaimkhani joins PSP


KARACHI: Former Sindh Excise Minister and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P)’s Bahadurabad group member Shabbir Ahmed Qaimkhani joined Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Saturday.

Qaimkhani formally announced his decision in a press conference with PSP leader Mustafa Kamal at Pakistan House earlier today.

The former excise and taxation minister for Sindh is the first MQM-Pakistan Bahadurabad faction leader to join the PSP. He belongs to Mirpur Khas district.

Earlier on April 11, MQM-P Member National Assembly (MNA) Raza Anwar shifted loyalties to Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).

The internal conflicts continue to haunt MQM-P as seven more parliamentarians have left the party in last 10 days. Reportedly several more leaders are in contact with PSP leadership.

As per the sources, PSP has benefited greatly after the emergence of two factions-PIB and Bahadurabad-in MQM-P. “Mustafa Kamal’s party has received greater popularity after splits in MQM-P than it has in the past two years,” the sources said.

The top leaders of Rabita Committee are also reportedly in contact with PSP and party may grab opposition seats in Sindh Assembly due to these talks.