KARACHI – Dr Sagheer Ahmed – a key Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader – on Monday joined former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal’s new party, announcing his resignation from the Sindh Assembly.
“I am here as I am going to stand alongside Anees Kaimkhani and Mustafa Kamal, and will play a positive role in helping Pakistan grow,” said Ahmed, who also kicked off the press conference in Kamal and Kaimkhani’s presence.
He was associated with the MQM for 28 years, and was elected to the provincial assembly seat from PS-117. During his time as an elected representative, Sagheer served as the provincial minister for environment and as the minister of health.
“I announce that I quit my provincial assembly seat and apologise to my voters and supporters who gave me their trust. I have been unable to serve them as I was serving someone else,” a visibly disturbed Sagheer said.
He elaborated that he – along with other party members – had served MQM supremo Altaf Hussain as if he was a god.
The development comes after Mustafa Kamal and Anees Kaimkhani ended their decades-long association with the Muttahida, last week. Kamal also announced the formation of a new political party, which he said is yet to be named.