Nationalists, civil society demand restoration of Commissionerate system

Nationalists demand Qaim Ali Shah apologies to the people of Sindh for reinstating local government system.

Hafeez Tunio August 09, 2011

KARACHI: Sindhi nationalist parties and a number of civil society organisations have announced their decision to hold a strike on August 13 against the Sindh government’s decision to roll back the recently revived commissionerate system and restore local government system in the province.

Addressing a press conference at Hyder Manzil, Jalal Mehmood Shah, the president of Sindh United Party rejected the Sindh government’s apology on reviving Local Government Ordinance 2001 and demanded that Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah and his cabinet should tender their resignation before seek an apology from people of Sindh.

He said that the people of Sindh would besiege the Sindh Assembly building if government did not revert to the commissionerate system.

He said that during a meeting at his house, nationalist parties, scholars, intellectuals and civil society leaders of Sindh had decided that the old status of Karachi and Hyderabad ought to be restored and that the recent decision to roll back the commissionerate system was in violation of Sindh Assembly legislations.

Among those who attended the meeting included Mumtaz Bhutto of the Sindh National Front, Bashir Qureshi of Jeay Sindh Mahaz, Hyder Shahani of Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party, Mujeed Pirzado lawyer and Ibrahim Joyo, an intellectual and renowned writer of Sindh.



Civilised person | 12 years ago | Reply

No civilised person should want a narrow minded colonial comissionerate sytem. . . .it is Anti civilisation! It is backward and is trying to take the advanced cities of Karachi and Hyderabad into darkness along with their backward thinking. It is the people's right to shout for restoration of Local Government systems - - the hardworking people have too long been deprived to form a seperate Province of Karachi and Hyderabad where they can prosper and be rewarded for their hard work!!

Karachiite | 12 years ago | Reply

These are all Sindhi nationalists. Putting 'civil society' in their I think creates a false impression.

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