MQM-P urges nation to unite to deal with flood calamity

Party says political differences to be put aside for the sake of flood-hit people

Our Correspondent August 28, 2022
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. PHOTO: FILE.


Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has said that Pakistan has been suffering from a political crisis, but now we are facing a human tragedy in the form of natural disasters. At this time, the entire Pakistani nation has to go beyond the political interests and divisions to save humanity.

Addressing a press conference, MQM-P Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that such natural disasters have never happened in Pakistan before. "At this time, I appeal to all the pillars of the state and the people to fight this natural calamity together," he said, adding, "MQM Pakistan has also been a victim of political crisis, but we will play our part by keeping our crisis aside."

He further said that in this situation, we also appeal to the citizens of Sindh and businessmen of Karachi to come forward because this calamity is going to engulf the entire Pakistan including Karachi very soon.

Siddiqui addressed K-Electric, HESCO and other electricity supply companies and said that this is the time to serve the people, so you should prioritise the service of the people instead of business because people are in trouble.

On this occasion, he said that some telephone numbers will also be provided to the public through the media, on which the public will be able to call for immediate help. Public representatives of MQM Pakistan are also participating in relief work in different areas of Sindh and Balochistan.

Present at the event, Senior Deputy Convener Aamir Khan said that MQM Pakistan is also setting up relief camps in different areas for the victims of recent rains. "We appeal to the public to participate in the relief work in this dire time and donate medicines, dry food items, blankets and clothes to the relief camps," he said. Khan also appealed to the businessmen to contribute to this charity.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2022.


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