KARACHI: Along with cities, we want rural areas to be given their rights, said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan head Farooq Sattar.
He was addressing a general workers’ meeting on the 33rd Foundation Day of the party on Sunday. He announced that within the next 33 days, MQM – Pakistan will make solid efforts against the quota system in Sindh.
He said that despite the fact that they were given permission just a day ago to hold the meeting, people have thronged to the venue in large numbers. “Had we been given permission 15 days ago, we would have converted the meeting into a procession,” he said.
According to him, the reason for highlighting the problems of Sindh is that they want justice to prevail in the province. “Along with cities, we want rural areas to be given their rights,” he said.
Despite operations against the party in the last 33 years, he said, the MQM is still well-organised, united and incredible. If in seven years we can create Pakistan, said Sattar, we can covert Pakistan in one of the world’s most powerful states if given a five-year tenure.
Talking about his recent arrest, he said that the enemy cannot achieve success through such acts. He said that they are going in litigation on the issues of local government. “We will not disappoint the public,” he said, adding that they still demand the empowerment of Karachi’s mayor and deputy mayor. He added they will go to court even for the quota system in Sindh.
He protested against the alleged rigging in census and said that it is illegal to count one building structure as one block.