KARACHI - Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal alleged on Thursday that Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan had masterminded the May 12 tragedy. He said Ebad and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain cancer for Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference at the PSP headquarters, Pakistan House, Kamal, former mayor of Karachi, not only rejected the allegations leveled by Sindh governor against him a day earlier, but reiterated his demand to arrest him and put his name in the Exit Control List (ECL).

Kamal’s press briefing follows Ebad’s statement, in which he had said that Mustafa Kamal’s tenure as a mayor was full of corruption, and that he was an incredibly dishonourable person.

A few days back, the former Karachi mayor, in a direct attack on Sindh governor’s character, had called him Rishwat-ul-Ebad for allegedly taking bribe from every one in the city.

Criticising the governor, PSP chairman said that people of Karachi were aware that Ebad had done nothing for the city, despite remaining governor for quite a long time.

He revealed that in year 2007, the Governor House had served as the ‘Command and Control Room’ for May 12 bloodshed, in which more than 40 people were killed and hundreds were injured due to armed clashes between members of political parties.

“I am not afraid of anyone except Almighty Allah. It is amazing that the ‘controversial’ governor has broken his silence over May 12 killings after at least 12 years,” he said and added he was glad that Ebad had finally opened his mouth in this regard. “I wanted him to speak on the subject,” he added.

Kamal said he had a video evidence in which Ebad could be seen confessing that May 12 episode was in his knowledge.

He demanded that investigations into the May 12 mayhem be reopened.

The former mayor said that the governor and Altaf Hussain were the main hurdles in the progress of the country.

“Karachi will not witness prosperity until the governor is brought to justice for his crimes,” he asserted.

Rejecting another allegation leveled against him by Ebad, Kamal said, “I did not transfer any funds from Karachi to Malaysia and London. Still, I am ready to face any inquiry in this regard,” he stated categorically.

He said that the governor was trying to hide behind people like Naimatullah Khan and the Rangers DG.

Kamal claimed that Ibad would emerge as the biggest culprit if Baldia Town factory case was pursued with utmost sincerity. The PSP chairman further called for immediate action against governor’s dual nationality.