Muttahida Qaumi Movement leaders Babar Ghouri, Shamim Siddiqui and Amber Khan have resigned from the party citing personal reasons.
Former federal minister for Ports and Shipping Babar Ghouri has called his decision to quit the party purely personal, and said he is not joining any other group or party for now.
He said he developed differences with the party after his “Pakistan Zindabad” tweet.
When asked whether he is leaving the MQM-Pakistan or the MQM-London, he said “there is only one MQM that is in London”. He said he has never been part of MQM-Pakistan . Ghauri said a successful merger of MQM-P and Pak Sarzameen party would be a welcome move.
Ghauri called for unity among different political groups in order to resolve the issues facing Muhajir community.
Later, it was reported that former MNA Shamim Siddiqui has also resigned from his basic membership of MQM-London.
Siddiqui, presently based in Houston, has remained the federal minister of communication from 2004 to 2007.
Siddiqui reportedly said he has resigned from the party for personal reasons.
“My basic disagreement with MQM-London was Altaf Hussain’s role during the August 22, 2016 incident when anti-Pakistan slogans were raised.”Both the former ministers are said to have sent their resignations to the party leadership in London. Later on, former minister for sports and culture Amber Khan told media that she has also resigned from the party and sent her resignation to party leadership. She said there was no difference between MQM-Pakistan and MQM-London.
Later, MQM-London’s Rabita Committee member Amber Khan also announced to leave the party.