Efforts on to make young JSQM Chief follow Altaf Model

Sanan Khan

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Party leaders and international players are persuading Sanan Khan Qureshi, the inexperienced and new leader of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz-Bashir Qureshi Group to settle abroad on the pattern of MQM’s Altaf Hussain apparently in order to give boast to party’s separatist designs at international level, sources said.

According to well-placed sources, the new chairman of JSQM-BQG is going to be settled in Britain or most likely in US where the sister of later Bashir Qureshi is being resided.


“The party leadership believes that Sanan’s life is also under threat in the country. Party leaders have discussed the issue with organizers of Sindh World Congress and Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) in Britain and have sought their assistance in this regards” sources said.

However, some leaders of JSQM-BQG, including Mahaser, General Secretary (JSQM-BQG) are against the idea of going abroad and view their party chairman should follow the example of late GM Syed who did not leave the country despite several life threats.

Sources said that after the death of Bashir Khan Qureshi and subsequent killing of his brother Maqsood Qureshi the senior leadership of JSQM BQG are worried about their leadership and they fear Sanan Khan Qureshi would be the next target. “Sanan Qureshi is new and inexperienced face in the nationalist politics. He may not be able to handle the matter from abroad but may be able to highlight their cause from abroad more effectively with the help of organizations like WSC and SANA” source said.

According to sources the leadership of JSQM-BSQ is also evolving strategy to raise the issue of killing of party workers on international level. The notion for sending their party chairman abroad may be part of this strategy, the country’s intelligence agencies believe.

Dr Niaz Kalani being the senior and most active leader in the party, who is the main brain behind idea, would be able to look after the party affairs even remaining behind the scene when needed. However, the proposed move may end in power struggled and further division in the party, intelligence source opine.

The story was published here


Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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