Several people belonging to different walks of life announced joining the MQM during a meeting with the party’s leaders on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference on this occasion, MQM leaders Saif Yar Khan, Dr Shahzad Shamsi, Shaheen Gilani and Mubin-ud-Din Qazi maintained that considering the political philosophy of MQM chief Altaf Hussain, the people of Punjab were joining him in large numbers.