Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers and activists, on Friday organized peaceful protest rallies at numerous places in Karachi. The objective of the protesters was to show unity and back up their party’s representative, Altaf Hussain, after Karachi’ s  ex-mayor, Mustapha Kamal, verbally crushed him in a press conference on Thursday Afternoon.

The ex-mayor lashed ruthlessly at Altaf Hussain, accusing him of deception and in his own words, ‘poor running of one of Karachi’s strongest political parties.’

Kamal indicted the party leader, saying he had been ‘receiving funds from Indian spy agency RAW’ and that his policies had ‘ruined two generations of Urdu-speaking people’. The press conference got pretty heated when Kamal went on to accuse the MQM leader of being a “drunk” who ‘addresses gatherings while intoxicated.’

In addition to the decimation, Kamal publicized the development of a new political party that hasn’t been named yet. He had elevated a Pakistani flag during the conference and called it the “official emblem of his newly launched organization”.

The MQM organization organized a press conference of their own after Kamal’s attack and labelled Kamal’s presser “a conspiracy”. They also dubbed all the allegations against Altaf Hussain ‘an insult to the intelligence of those who vote for the party.’

 “The return of Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani is part of a conspiracy but MQM stands by Altaf Hussain,” said party leader Farooq Sattar.

The party resulted to releasing a statement which said that its peaceful demonstrations will be taking place in Landhi, Korangi, Malir, Shah Faisal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Lines Area, Defence, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Surjani, Qasba Aligarh, Orangi Town, Federal B Area, and Nazimabad.