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40 nationalist activists quit their parties to join mainstream politics.

LARKANA -- A total of 40 activists of nationalist groups, including the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Movement (JSQM), on Tuesday announced their decision to quit the party and nationalist politics for good.

A group of 32 JSMM activists led by Sarang Khuhawar came to the Larkana Press Club and told reporters that they had decided to quit their party and join mainstream politics.

They were carrying the Pakistani flag in their hands.

They said they had now fully realised that the so-called nationalist groups were exploiting innocent people of Sindh with certain [anti-Pakistan] ideologies and slogans.

'These groups use the youth in subversive activities in pursuance of enemy's agenda', they said.

According to the activists, the leaderships of such nationalist groups enjoy facilities abroad while the brainwashed youth are left to follow a wrong track.

'We lost our time while being with this group [JSMM]', they said.

They said they would appeal to all youth to focus on their education and play a positive role for the progress, prosperity and integrity of Pakistan and avoid becoming part of the conspiracies that such groups were part of.

'We are one nation and Pakistanis; we assure government and the law-enforcement agencies that we will remain loyal to the country [for] the rest of our lives; from now on, we will have no affiliation with any nationalist entity; our lives and energies are only for Pakistan,' they declared.

KHAIRPUR: A similar development happened in Khairpur on Tuesday when eight nationalist activists holding Pakistan flags in their hands arrived at the local press club and announced their decision to quit their respective nationalist groups and join mainstream politics.

Led by Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) Khairpur (city) president Gulshan Phulpoto, the activists belonging to different nationalist groups expressed their strong resolve to correct themselves by unsubscribing to secessionist views.

The other activists were Zulfiqar Simang, Bilawal Bhatti, Imdad Phulpoto, Shaman Ali Shaikh, Rehan Phulpoto, Danish Khokhar and Nadeem Shaikh.

In reply to various questions, they told reporters that they had now realised that they had been following a wrong path.

They said their lives and sentiments were for Pakistan and its integrity. They said we must value our forefathers' acumen with which they worked for the creation of this country. They rendered great sacrifices for Pakistan, they added.

They said they would devote all their abilities and efforts for the progress and prosperity of this country.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Aug 7, 2019
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