KARCHI, Nov 20,2023: In a surprising turn of events, Waseem Qureshi, a former member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan and a prominent figure in the Sindh Assembly, has officially announced his decision to join the People’s Party.
The announcement took place during a lively People’s Party rally in Karachi, where Qureshi addressed the crowd and disclosed his departure from the MQM after 36 years of association.
In a heartfelt address, Waseem Qureshi expressed his dissatisfaction with the leadership of MQM Pakistan, stating that the current leadership lacks the authority to make effective decisions.
Former MPA emphasized that his decision to part ways with the MQM was not made lightly and was the result of careful deliberation over several days. Qureshi clarified that he was unwilling to continue working within the existing framework of the MQM.
Despite the challenges associated with this decision, Waseem Qureshi pledged to persist in his mission of serving the people. During his speech, he revealed insights into the internal dynamics of the MQM, referencing a statement by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, who allegedly remarked that if a brick is attached to the wall, the wall will fall. Qureshi drew parallels between this statement and the situation within the MQM, suggesting that the departure of senior workers could weaken the party’s structure.
In a symbolic gesture, Qureshi declared that a metaphorical brick had fallen from the wall of MQM Central with his departure.
This move by Waseem Qureshi has undoubtedly sent shockwaves through the political landscape, raising questions about the future trajectory of both the MQM and the People’s Party in the dynamic political landscape of Pakistan.