People’s Party’s Thatta chapter’s (Women Wing) president Ms Fehmida Shah, her husband and a former MPA Shafiq Ahmed Shah Bukhari, along with their colleagues, joined Muttahida Qaumi Movement here on Saturday.
They announced the decision of joining the MQM during their meeting with Muttahida’s Coordination Committee’s deputy conveners Dr Farooq Sattar, Ms Nasreen Jalil and other members at Azizabad’s Khursheed Begum Secretariat. Sindh Organising Committee’s In-charge and members, former member of Sindh Assembly Heer Ismail Soho and hundreds of PPP workers who joined MQM on the occasion were also present on the occasion.
Speaking to the media on the occasion, Ms Fehmida Shah said that that people from all parts of the country had been joining MQM because of Mr Hussain’s political sagacity.
Ms Shah said that though she and family had been associated with the PPP for the last 35 years, the party minus Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto is not the same as it used to be and, hence, she had decided to join MQM along with her relatives and followers.
On this occasion, she vowed to make district Thatta a developed city and a fort of MQM under the leadership of Mr Hussain.
Former MPA Shafiq Ahmed Shah Bukhari told newsmen said that he had joined hands with Mr Hussain’s party and that he would remain associated with it till his death.
“I am not a feudal lord, instead I hate feudalism,” he said, adding that district Thatta would now turn into a bastion of MQM.
Welcoming Ms Fehmida Shah, Mr Shafiq Bukhari and others into the fold of MQM, Dr Farooq Sattar said that Mr Shah who belonged to a respectable family of Sindh had been a PPP provincial legislator and had served people.
“We will together get Sindh its lost status and the province will, Inshallah, lead Pakistan,” Dr Sattar said, adding that Sindh had always provided leadership to the country.
Dr Sattar said that MQM will leave no stone unturned in bringing an end to hereditary politics from Sindh.
Former MPA Heer Soho also spoke on the occasion.