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Zulfiqar Mirza Resignation Accepted

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DR ZULFIQAR MIRZASenior PPP leader Dr Zulfiqar Mirza on Sunday tender resignation from Sindh Assembly and party office in protest against violence in Karachi and Rangers operation in Lyari area.

He claimed that he was not taken into confidence by party leadership over the action kicked off in the PPP stronghold which is a hub of criminals and gang war activities.

Addressing a crowded press conference at the Karachi press club, Mirza said that Interior Minister Rehman Malik was “hand in glove with terrorists” and called him a “compulsive liar”.

He said that he had evidence against Malik which he would present to the president and the army chief. He went ahead to add that Malik was harmful for Pakistan.

Mirza said that his ministry had been changed due to blackmail and said that there existed a manipulated mandate in Karachi.

The two-hour-long press conference was unusual which analysts termed as ‘atom bomb’ in the current political scenario, creating more problems of the government as it was indirectly blamed for keeping mum of the misdeeds of various elements in power and alliance.

He brought with him the Holy Quran and a bag of documents. Putting his hand on the Quran and putting it on his head repeatedly during his press conference, he solemnly said that whatever he had said in the past and whatever he will say is absolutely right.

He said “I standby with every word of my statements, I have never uttered any wrong thing deliberately”.

The senior PPP leader said he was still a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari and a loyalist of PPP. “I have no dispute with my party and have no personal interest”.

Mirza also spoke out against the MQM again. He called the MQM Chief Altaf Hussain a “killer” and called his party a terrorist organisation.

The former Sindh Interior Minister blamed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for unleashing violence in Karachi and backing target killers, extortionists and other criminal elements.

During his press conference Zulfiqar Mirza revealed about a meeting that he had with the MQM chief in which Altaf Hussain allegedly said that the United States wanted to break up Pakistan and that the MQM would work with them to achieve this agenda.

He also accused the MQM of being responsible for the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar and revealed the identities of five alleged target killers who were behind the killing.

He also alleged that the present Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Ahmed Chinoy holds an important position in Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) which is a welfare wing of MQM.

Mirza said “if anything happens to me then killers of Imran Farooq and Wali Baber should be held responsible”. He also said that if had been given a free hand, he would be able to bring peace in Karachi within 15 days.

Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the resignation of senior PPP leader Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza which he tendered in protest against violence in Karachi.

Mirza has announced earlier today that he is quitting Sindh Assembly, provincial cabinet and PPP office as senior vice president.

Reports said the CM accepted the resignation on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari.

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