Change of plan: MQM delays its Sukkur rally

MQM chief, Altaf Hussain said in a speech on December 28 that the rally will be the largest in the area’s history.


Express January 16, 2012

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) postponed its rally in Sukkur planned for January 20 “in view of the current situation of the country.”

The decision to postpone the event, titled “Prosperous Sindh, Strong Pakistan” was taken at a joint meeting of the coordination committee, according to a press release issued by the MQM. The party said that it will announce a new date later.

The MQM chief, Altaf Hussain, had said in a speech on December 28 that the rally will be the largest in the area’s history.

The deputy convener of the party Dr Farooq Sattar said on Sunday that the party will back the resolution presented by Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali on Friday, in support of democracy in the National Assembly. However, the MQM told the government and President Asif Ali Zardari to refrain from a confrontation between institutions.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 17th, 2012.

COMMENTS (12)

abdul wahid | 9 years ago | Reply

Inshallla we will prove our self that we r the future of Pakistan and we make Pakistan together and strong with the belt of capacity of sindh.

Grace | 9 years ago | Reply

@Wahaj Shariff: You want to remind us that Pakistan was part of Mughal Empire or Persian Empire before the British came? What difference does that make to politics now? What difference does it make that Pakistan was ruled by Greek Empire of Alexander too? The reality is that Pakistan has an old history long before the British. Mohenjendaro was there long before the Aglo Saxon British even existed as a race on the British Isles! So yes the people of Pakistan don't need you to tell us about British created Sardars or Waderas etc. We take inspiration from cultures which are older than the British who ruled India for a few hundred years. Getting back to politics, untill the native people of Sind are given preference in their own province by MQM instead of Indian migrants, MQM will lose its limted support in urban Sind too. That's why no one in Sukkur who is not Muhajir supports MQM and no one shows up for their rally.

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