Disgruntled Mirza no longer PPP member

KARACHI: Zulfiqar Mirza’s affiliation with the Pakistan People’s Party has been revoked.

At a PPP Sindh council meeting held on Thursday, Chief Minister Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah, said that Mirza is no longer affiliated to the PPP, Aaj Tv reported.

Meanwhile, Speaker Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani said that the party leadership will be defended at all cost.

Mirza, former Home Minister has stirred a storm after accusing PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari of murder.  In repeated interviews, Mirza has said that he would prove all of his allegations.

On Tuesday, police ambushed Mirza’s farmhouse in Badin. There was danger of confrontation as Mirza’s supporters came out armed with Kalashnikovs.

The former Home Minister and Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Abdul Qadir Samoo exchanged harsh words on Sunday after the police officials tried to arrest a close aide of Mirza.

Mirza, along with his armed guards, stormed the police station and broke the table glass and mobile phone of the police officer when the dialogue turned turbulent.

Following the incident, police had lodged an FIR against Mirza and twenty others under the anti-terrorism act.

Meanwhile Mirza alleges that he would be assassinated in a fake encounter “much like Murtaza Bhutto”, quoted television reports.