Death row prisoner Saulat Mirza’s wife has claimed that Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s senior leadership and Chief Altaf Hussain were in contact with her husband throughout before his arrest in 1998.
Speaking in a televised interview, Nikhat Mirza stated that Mr. Farooq Sattar, a senior MQM leader had told her in February this year that Saulat Mirza’s family was on its own now and the party will not be backing the former worker anymore.
According to her, it was a “brutal joke” and their family was barred from moving beyond Mukka Chowk, which is a popular locality near Nine Zero.
Nikhat Mirza also claimed that her husband, Saulat Mirza, would not have made any revelations if the party had supported him. However, the party and its senior members severed all ties with him and his family, leading him to speak out in order to warn youngsters.
She also urged authorities to investigate into the allegations made by Saulat Mirza instead of wrapping up the case with his punishment. According to her, everyone else involved in this case should also be held accountable and punished by law.
Saulat Mirza’s wife also requested that his case records should be opened because they would show that MQM was involved in providing support and made arrangements which would otherwise have been impossible.
According to her the party had repeatedly assured them that Saulat Mirza would be released soon, and people in Nine Zero referred to them as the family of Bhai’s price or Bhai’s lion.
Speaking about the allegations made by Nikhat Mirza, senior MQM leader Farooq Sattar said that he would not expect Saulat Mirza’s wife to speak against her husband. He also said that Saulat Mirza’s last-minute confession points towards a conspiracy to malign the political party.
Saulat Mirza is facing the death penalty after he was found guilty of killing the MD of KESC Malik Shahid Hamid, his driver and his guard in Karachi on 5th July, 1997.