KARACHI: MQM-P Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan’s Arshad Vohra joined Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Sunday.
The Karachi deputy mayor, along with other local government officials belonging to MQM-P, reached PSP headquarters, Pakistan House, to make the announcement.
Vohra, while addressing the media, said that he decided to leave the party “because MQM-P had no vision”.
Karachi Deputy Mayor Arhsad Vohra Press Conference
Vohra claimed that many people wanted to switch sides and they will eventually join.
When there is no vision there is nothing to do, said Arsha Vohra, adding that he tolerated the situation for a year.
The deputy mayor said that the local government leaders for a year complained about the lack of resources.
“If we cannot fulfil responsibilities then it is better to leave,” he said.
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Apologising to the voters for not delivering in the local government, he said that “I apologise to the people who believed in us and thought we would deliver while being at the helm of city’s affairs”.
“I think we could have delivered with whatever resources we had but we did not. This is the main reason I left MQM-P,” he explained.
PSP President Anis Qaim Khani also spoke to media, where he said that Deputy Mayor Vohra is joining the party, adding that the PSP has supporters in thousands of numbers.
The MQM fell from grace following the August 22 violence, instigated by the party founder’s speech. The party split into two groups last year and several leaders from the Pakistan chapter joined the PSP — the party led by another disgruntled former MQM member.
Kamal, the former Karachi mayor from the MQM, formed PSP in March 2016 alongside Qaimkhani.