KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Saturday demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene in Sindh to rescue the province in the aftermath of 18th Amendment.
Convener of MQM-P Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui while addressing a press conference along with other core party members, criticized that, “There are two (2) Sindhs, only an official announcement is due.”
Owing to the biased approach of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Siddiqui explained that Sindh had already been divided “with the implementation of quota system and by stripping the Muhajir community off of their properties under the pretext of nationalisation,” he stated referring to Pakistanis who had migrated from India following the 1947 partition.
“In the name of so-called provincial autonomy, resources of people were snatched,” he lambasted.
Public and the MQM were betrayed as the 18th amendment came into effect, Siddiqui complained while calling for the transfer of provincial resources to the grass-root level.
“Karachi is quickly falling prey to the water shortage and other issues,” MQM’s convener continued.
The categorization of urban and rural areas [of Sindh] has been now changed to linguistic differences.
Legal steps should be taken to ensure fulfillment of justified rights to urban centers as people are given employment in the rural area and then are being deployed in cities.
“All commissioners, deputy commissioners and other officials of Karachi belong to interior Sindh,” this quota system is giving rise to the hatred in urban areas of the province,
Pushing PM Khan to use his constitutionals authority in the matters of Karachi, the leadership of MQM-P said the federal government is obliged to take action against the disparities of the people under the Article 149 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
The MQM-P futher announced to organize a power show on April 27 in Bagh-e-Jinnah.