Dr Mirza wants honest candidate to win PS-59 seatArchive
BADIN: Former home minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza has expressed the hope that an honest and committed candidate will win PS-59 Badin-V seat after re-election in 37 polling stations of the constituency.
Speaking to his supporters in Allah Dad Chandio village near his hometown on Monday, Dr Mirza said nobody could expel him from the party. He said his differences with Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman and old friend Asif Ali Zardari were restricted to the latter’s pampering corrupt party colleagues. He said he deliberately avoided meeting the party chief, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, during his just-ended visit abroad because he did not want the reported differences between the father and son to deepen.
Dr Mirza appreciated the arrest of alleged terrorists and hit men during the March 11 raid on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarters, Nine Zero, and said the second such “centre of criminals, extortionists and assassins” was Governor House. The MQM was now surviving only because the governor was had been harbouring them, he alleged.
He called for the removal of he governor “in the best interest of the city [Karachi] and Sindh.
Dr Mirza also warned the district administration and police against continuing “victimisation” of his associates and supporters, including traders of Khoski town, saying that he would not keep silent over such excesses. “I must remind policemen and government functionaries that I cannot resist taking revenge and they must know this from my past,” he remarked.
Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2015
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