An anti-MQM protester on Friday, requested for more unity between urdu-speakers and sindhis and underscored the significance of putting an end to their numerous differences and letting peace reign in the rural regions.
Mr Kaimkhani also said, during the press conference, that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was not just restricted to the Urdu-speaking people but was for everyone. To emphasize his point, spoke in the dialect of the Sindhis, “This is not just our party; this is also your party. Let’s unite to end hatred between Urdu-speaking and Sindhi people.”
Kaimkhani added, “The party will operate on a national level, and will not be limited to Karachi.”
The press conference was seen as a response to the Sindh Governor, Ishratul Ibad who publicly dissociated himself from the from the new party that was announced earlier this month by former Karachi mayor, Mustapha Kamal, saying, “I would have been in the forefront and not behind the party if I were with them,”
Kaimkhani directly responded to the sindh governor saying that he had the greatest respect for him Ibad ‘who would have been in their midst ? not behind or in front of them ? if he had joined the yet-unnamed party’
He also went on to say, “We don’t have to take a wicket in every press conference,” he said and that problems would be discussed in the future and the party would make a formal announcement on March 23rd.
The former Karachi mayor has managed to drag along several MQM members like Kaimkhani, Raza Haroon, Dr Sagheer, Iftikhar Alam and Waseem Aftab into his ‘new party’.
The party has been scheduled to hold its first rally at Bagh-i-Jinnah.