The Closer: PPP-MQM Political Reunion, After agreeing to keep the fear factor Zulfiqar Mirza Dr aside for a moment and dash the hopes of the hole for asylum in the political impasse because of Karachi, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has opened its arms to will embrace a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) homecoming government, sources from both political parties told Daily Times on Monday.
“The ice between the two sides was broken when the exiled leader of MQM telephoned Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in London after moving from hospital to his home on Sunday. Heat added to the links between the two sides was provided by him on Monday when he called on President Asif Zardari, “said sources in the PPP.
A source close to an assistant to the president, currently engaged in negotiations with the MQM, said persuasion continued the PPP MQM to join the government was in fact part of a political understanding between the two parties to open the way for it to join the government in a respectful way that much dirt was thrown on political relations between the two.
The exiled leader had in fact looked like the man on the tip of the MQM PPP that the party needed a sane reason to join the government after leaving the ruling coalition following the emergence of difference in the seats reserved for Kashmiris in Karachi during the general election AJK.
Sources in the MQM, on the other hand confirmed that the party had made his decision to join the government in the early stages, but Dr. Mirza’s diatribe against the MQM and its leader and manipulated media reports relating to assassinate Dr. Imran Farooq has delayed the process left to join the ruling coalition.
A party source said the decision to join the government, despite the seriousness of the allegations against the MQM and its leadership was made following a commitment by senior leaders of PPP that the statements of Dr. Mirza was not to do with party policy, vis-à-vis its allies, particularly the MQM.
PPP sources said the party leadership had in fact worked hard to create an atmosphere to help the MQM to join the coalition led by the party without compromising his political reputation as a bastion, the urban centers of Sindh.
PPP sources said the party leadership had instructed its neo-point man MQM Syed Khurshid Shah, an important figure in part of Sind, to help the ally to find a way to enter the respectable corridors of power while keeping the element of Dr. Mirza side.
The PPP does not believe that it would compromise his strong constituencies in Sindh, where most of its members have traditionally been elected since the party in 1967. Dr. Mirza factor would never come into play against the PPP no matter what happens that neither he intended to damage the party in rural Sindh, nor would he allow the nationalists in Sindh to grow larger than their size policy in all circumstances, according to sources.
Sources in the PPP, but apprehensive audience from the military establishment on the situation in Karachi twice in a few weeks were very satisfied with the role of the Supreme Court to the extent not let turbulence Karachi gain political complexion of the political and administrative failure of the provincial government.
The source said the PPP MQM to join the coalition government for at least a half dozen times in three and a half years of PPP rule is in fact a strong message to those seeking a hole in the political system. In this context, said a close associate of a senior minister of the federal government of Sindh, the leaders of both parties sought insistently a renewed relationship between the two major forces in the province of Sindh to work for the strengthening democracy.
Political observers are attaching great importance to the renewed political ties between the two parties who are the real representatives of Sindh now. Observers believe that the allegations Zulfiqar Mirza, so powerful, and require a judicial inquiry by a legal review. However, it would be unwise to keep the hostage of the political system to a diatribe regardless of how credible it may seem and how strongly presented and motivated with the help of documents and investigative reports.
Arguing that Dr. Mirza has reached an instant popularity and credibility following his one month’s most watched and talked about news conference last end, observers said that the issues raised by him should be probed thoroughly, including including the question of how he managed to get hold of what is called hard facts and factors of law and order situation in the port city of the country.