HYDERABAD: Censuring Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) provincial information secretary, Senator Aajiz Dhamrah, has accused the former of being an obstacle in Karachi’s development.
“Neither is MQM-Pakistan doing anything for Karachi nor does it want to let others work for the city,” Dhamrah alleged at a press conference in Hyderabad on Saturday.
He claimed that PPP’s government provides Rs500 million every month to the MQM-Pakistan-led Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. The provincial government is also spending Rs20 billion on the city’s development, he added.
Dhamrah blamed MQM for showing an indirect reaction to the removal of Altaf Hussain’s name from the public universities in Karachi and Hyderabad through a resolution in the Sindh Assembly.
“The MQM-led Mirpurkhas Municipal Committee has passed a resolution changing the names of the parks that were named after Benazir Bhutto and Bakhtawar Bhutto,” he bemoaned.
“This act establishes that MQM-Pakistan and MQM-London are two sides of the same coin.” Dhamrah justified the removal of Altaf’s name from the universities by labelling the self-exiled founding leader of the MQM a ‘traitor’.
He announced that the PPP will launch a protest movement in the province against the power outages after commemorating on April 4 the 39th death anniversary of former prime minister and PPP’s founding leader, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.