MQM-P to launch struggle for urban Sindh province.

Byline: Azfar-ul-Ashfaque

KARACHI -- The MuttaAhida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan on Saturday announced that it would launch a struggle for getting an 'Urban Sindh' province to end 'injustices' meted out to the people of urban areas, particularly Mohajirs, in all spheres of life.

The demand was made at a public meeting held by the MQM-P here at the Bagh-i-Jinnah near the Quaid-i-Azam's mausoleum through a resolution read out by senior party leader Kanwar Naveed Jameel.

The party wanted to demonstrate its street power by holding a public meeting at the sprawling venue where the then unified MQM led by its founder Altaf Hussain had already made history by holding a women-only rally in 2012.

Judging from the party's past performance, Saturday's show was a disappointment alAthough a good number of people, including women and children, came to the venue from different parts of the city.

Siddiqui terms PPP's govt in Sindh racist

Speaking on the occasion, MQM-P convener and federal minister Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui strongly criticised the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and said that its 'racist government' had passed a resolution against the MQM in the Sindh Assembly without considering the fact that the province was actually divided into two parts in '70s when it imposed an urban-rural quota system.

He asked why not the PPP brought a resolution against those who introduced that quota system in Sindh.

Senior party leader Amir Khan said that the MQM-P was not against the provincial autonomy but it was not going to accept provincial hegemony which only caused destruction in Karachi and urban Sindh. 'People of Karachi will not become slaves of Larkana,' he declared.

He said that the current Sindh government was an incompetent set-up. 'People of Sindh have to rid themselves of feudals and landlords,' he said.


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