A former member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Shaikh Abdullah announced on Wednesday that he has joined former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal's Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), reported DawnNews.

The announcement precedes the first anniversary of PSP’s founding.

Addressing media in the metropolis's Nishtar Park, the PSP chief welcomed Abdullah to the political party.

Abdullah, who contested elections from Karachi's Surjani Town, said he gave a long and hard thought before he decided to change his party affiliation.

"I am joining PSP without any pressure," he said, adding he was unhappy with MQM-London chief Altaf Hussain.

"Though I spent some 30 years with MQM, the chief's recent speech compelled me to leave the party," he said.

"I will also resign from my seat in the [provincial] assembly and work as a party worker," Abdullah added.

"We cannot remain in contact with those who are against Pakistan," said Shaikh.

The PSP chief elaborated on the the party's upcoming anniversary celebration, saying, "Workers from across Pakistan will gather in Nishtar Park tomorrow and the Mohajirs will host them."

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