Renowned Pakistani fashion designer Deepak Perwani and few other members of the civil society have joined the Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) party, report local media.
“It’s easy to sit in your house or comment on social media through your computer, and not understand what is actually happening [in the city],” said Perwani at a press conference on Sunday held by party chief Dr. Farooq Sattar to make the announcement of new inductees.
“We all live in Karachi, we are all part of Karachi — it’s important that we take responsibility for the city,” said Perwani.
Other new members joining the metropolis largest and supposedly the strongest party include retired bureaucrat Javed Hanif; Khurram Rasool, Alamgir Feroz, Imtiaz M. Ali and Saman Laiq Abbasi from the business community; Taufeeq Kochin from the Memon community; and TV personality Nazia Ali, report Dawn.
Addressing the presser, the MQM-P chief said, “These individuals have their own standing in the fields of fine arts, fashion, civil services”. “We will use their services in different domains of the party […] and to help train our workers.”
MQM-P is undergoing reorganization according to reports after it split a year ago from MQM led by self-exiled Altaf Hussain in London.
Perwani is said to be notable for charitable services. Previously he sponsored two children participating in the Special Olympics.
He also gives away extra cloth to Sindhi women from various villages every month to promote their entrepreneurship, report Dawn.