Zulfiqar Mirza seeks Palijo’s support to ‘save Pakistan’

HYDERABAD: Former home minister Sindh and disgruntled PPP leader Zulfiqar Mirza on Tuesday spoke with nationalist leader Ayaz Latif Palijo over telephone inviting him to join hands to wage a war against corruption in order to save the country.

Sources told Geo News that Mirza made the telephone call from London saying he shares the stance of Palijo’s Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) over corruption and terrorism. He offered his support to Palijo in his fight against corruption.

The QAT chief, on the occasion, said that in order to save Sindh and Pakistan the war against corruption and crime would have to be won at all cost.

Last week, Mirza lashed out at former president Asif Ali Zardari, claiming that the PPP was being run as ‘a one-man show’ by the PPP co-chairman.

Zardari is running the Sindh government like his personal business empire, he had told Geo News, claiming that some ‘cronies’ wanted to keep PPP patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari away from politics.

The PPP reacted sharply to Mirza’s anti-Zardari tirade, disowning the senior leader who once used to be a close confidante of the PPP co-chairman.

Bilawal also reacted to Mirza’s diatribe against his father, saying anyone speaking against the PPP leadership was “no friend of the party”.