Pak Sarzameen Party

Mustafa Kamal lambasts Altaf Hussain in a dramatic press conference Formed in: March 2016 Officially...
Published July 16, 2018

Formed in: March 2016

Officially established on March 23, 2016, the Pak Sarzameen Party is a splinter of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Top PSP leaders

  • Mustafa Kamal
  • Anees Qaimkhani
  • Raza Haroon
  • Anis Advocate
  • Dr Sagheer
  • Waseem Aftab

Key concerns

  • Good governance
  • Economic revitalisation
  • Education
  • Accountability
  • Nationalism

2013 elections

For the July 25 polls, PSP has fielded candidates from 54 NA seats — out of these, 34 seats are from Sindh, six from Punjab, five from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six from Balochistan, two from Fata and one from Islamabad.

2018 manifesto

PSP Manifesto English 2017 by Dawndotcom on Scribd

Major political plays


  • From the very start, critics of the PSP have dubbed the party as a puppet of the establishment. On several occasions, Kamal has said that the army had a role in shaping Karachi's politics. He had also stated that he was in touch with the military establishment over political matters, and defended his decision by saying that he was meeting with the Pakistani establishment not the Indian establishment. Kamal has also said that the establishment's involvement was in large part owed to its belief that Altaf Hussain was an agent of Indian intelligence agency RAW.

  • Even though PSP at first said it will not play politics based on ethnicity, its leaders have still tried to appeal to the Muhajir identity during his 2018 election campaign.

References: | Dawn | PSP