MULTAN: No one can prevent the creation of South Punjab, said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday.
Addressing a public gather in Multan, Sattar said that the MQM was the first party to submit a resolution in the National Assembly in favour of a new province in Punjab. “MQM will do everything possible to make South Punjab a reality,” he said.
Speaking about the problems faced by the region, Sattar said spurious pesticides, low quality seeds and expensive fertilisers have greatly harmed the agriculture sector of the area, while the people are faced with poverty, unemployment, inflation and load-shedding.
“The MQM will solve all the problems if it came to power,” he said.
Sattar also said that now is the time when people have to decide whether they will save the country or will let it be ruled by cruel rulers.
“Certain elements are afraid of the MQM’s popularity in Punjab but MQM will contest elections from Punjab with full force,” Sattar said.
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Does not matter what you trick, sindi will not allow split of Sind and we sport them from lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. One Sind only Sind.
@abdul: I am not suggesting that only Karachi holds all the immigrants but saying that the majority are not residing there will be a naive opinion. Your kids are comfortable because they speak punjabi. Think about it!!
PS: I am against MQM politics and support PTI for their true nature towards solving national problems, but unfortunately my vote will go to MQM (no way out).
Farooq Sattar Sahib, why your leader is sitting out of Pakistan since many years? Why does he not come back to Pakistan? It is all because he is a criminal. He is afraid of being caught. Karachi is burning today because of him. Why you people talk about Punjab where you have no vote bank. You have no seat in Punjab. You should look into the affairs of Karachi first. You are in government since many years. You were part of Musharraf government and now enjoying power in PPP corrupt government. What have you done for law and order of Karachi while being in power since many years. I request people of Karachi to please not vote for MQM any more because they are power hungry people. They need power even on the cost of human lives. Shame for this policy.
MQM has brought so much peace to its electorate that now it wants to help South Punjabis.
Only 10-12 people are killed in Karachi every day!!!!!!!!!
@ Abdul , Please speak for yourself .Thumbs down .
@abdul Mahajirs are Rightly Mahajirs If Punjabis Are Punjabis, Pukhtoons Are Pukhtoons, Sindhis Are Sindhis and Baluchs Are Baluchs Then Pakistani. I'm Sorry but Many Many Peoples in Pakistan Will Not Accept Your So Called Opinion Because U Gave Biased Opinion Infact That Rights For Everyone But Not Urdu Speakers and Mahajirs. And Mahajirs Are Also Rightly Proud Themself of Being A Unique One Mahajir As Prophet of God Was Also A Mahajir. And For Your Information MQM is A Nationalist Party Not What You Are Saying Only Urdu Speaking Party.
[email protected] You very wrong, looks like you have never been to Punjab. Just for your limited knowledge almost in all cities of Punjab you will see people from dehli, upi, Bangladeshi, Balochistani, afghanistani, Sindhi, Sariki n what not. Above all they are living, doing business, jobs etc etc n nobody kick them day n night. It's patience of Punjab that with all the atrocities they faced n facing in other provinces even then they are waiting that sooner or later you spoiled little brothers will learn to live in peace. So do your home work before talk about Punjab.
@Raja: Settled in few thousands not in millions...... Mind it Division of punjab is valid. It has no historical argument and cultural history to support division of sindh. Furthermore, it looks like that end of pakistan is near as people are talking about division of sindh.
Shehbaz talked about division of Sindh. His brother is licking boots of nationalists to earn votes. You know Nawaz has signed pact and regretted the statement of his brother as stupidity.
Sindh will live long .......longer and longer than this present shape of subcontinent.
Keep rockin MQM...
I am amazed by the ethnic nature of some of the comments. I am urdu speaking. My grandfather was from Lucknow, grandmother from Delhi. We are now settled in Lahore so please do not say all urdu speakers were directed to Karachi. Are you implying between 6 and 8 million muhajirs all went to Karachi? My kids speak perfect urdu and punjabi. But above all with that green passport we are Pakistani. No concept of muhajir etc. I own this country and this country owns me. My grandparents were muhajir when they arrived, they are Pakistani today. All those who follow MQM including my urdu speaking brethren, please realize what these people are up to. If they cared so much about Urdu speakers would they have let this happen to the Karachi they once ruled completely.
Difference of opinion isn't it? Are you representing the whole Southern Punjab? No..I just shared my opinion and people around me who wants to see Southern Punjab as a separate province. You may differ but that won't change the reality.
@Ash: Ummm, I'm from south Punjab. My village is in south Punjab and we don't want a separate province. All lies
A lot of said immigrants settled in Rawalpindia, Lahore etc as well. Have you ever heard about ethnic violence in those parts? The answer is on the wall.
All MQM leaders should be held accountable and executed for making city of lights to what it has become now.
Sattar go back in your hole where you came from and try to solve issues of Khi before laying an eye on any other part of Pakistan.
WE donot need outsiders or NRIs to settle our issue.
Dear Mr Farooq, MQM will solve all the problems if comes into power says FS
what type of power do to you need you are already in power when will you do any thing to solve karachi problem.
Sattar Sahib, first think about Karachi where you are ruling since decades. You want to bring the situation like Karachi in Punjab too. You people do politics only on ethnic issues and lingual differences. You are creating hate among different ethnicities in pakistan.
Beharis = migrated from bihar --> directed to karachi Bengalis = migrated from bengal --> directed to karachi Burmese = migrated from burma --> directed to karachi Bhopali = migrated from bhopal --> directed to karachi Dehlvi = migrated from dehli --> directed to karachi Lakhnavi = migrated from lucknow --> directed to karachi
The people of this land never accepted the immigrants who migrated in the name of religion. The immigrants sacrificed in the true sense. And when they flourished in the land by the sea, the whole nation flooded it to chaos.
I am not supporting the MQM politics and would commend the people of Sindh to accept the immigrants with open hearts compared to other parts of the country, but the fact is the immigrants need an identity by the land. It wasn't just the movement of humans, it was a movement of culture.
@ali: absoultely right, because people in Punjab are so used to feudals and industrialist it will take them a century to emulate what Karachi has done , which is to develop and support people from among the masses. the middle class which actuallt runs the country can also sit in the parliments. Yes 100 years before it dawns on the people of Punjab.
@Saladin Chamchawalla: Man you are spot on!
@S. Ali Raza: Karachi was considered one of the best city of Pakistan in MEA region till the 1960's. That is before PPP & MQM were born. Think about that.
No one is happy with the law and order situation in Karachi so how can this guy and the MQM pass judgement on other places in Pakistan like the Punjab. First try to make Karachi as safe as the Punjab and then maybe MQM can have someone listen to it.
Farooq bhai! You are a very popular man in Pakistan. Just read the number of comments. Frankly, Farooq bhai my vote is for you. Muttaheda will Inshallah rule the roost and let the present GOP give the provincial Home Ministry to MQM and see the difference. All you people who abhor the thought of Karachi being a separate province and have difficulty sleeping at night, will have to appear for an admission test before being allowed entrance. Viva Karachi. Salams to Pakistan and especially Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore.
*Punjab and KPK.
They day parties originating from Punjab and the Establishment's lap, stop interfering in Karachi by making alliances with anti-state forces or nationalists, Karachi can become the city is was before 2008.
LHow many bags of money did Zardari send to London to make you take this stance?
MQM in punjab - not in next 100 years
Another sooba is needed for Bhata and target killing. MQM has been exposed in Karachi and now they want to move to different part of country
Muhajar sooba first please
save karachi first.. you guys are good for nothing. waste of vote
Go back to Karachi we dont want another Karachi in Punjab.
Reality is, first bring peace in karachi, than talk about punjab. Ty
@Goodcall: If Nawaz Sharif allows Punjab , he will be buried under a pile if bricks and will not be able to come out.
PML - N needs to represent Punjab.
Love the way all the guys from sindh want to portion Punjab but are laying bricks when it comes to their own province!
MQM will solve all the problems if comes into power says FS. Partners in each and every Govt. since 1988, they have made Karachi Masailastan.
The need of the hour is to bother about the killings and bhatta mafia in Karachi the city controlled by MQM,PPP,ANP all partners in ............
Dividing Punjab is a trick to get Mahajar Sooba.
Punjab should be divided at least in 10 parts.
Charity begins at home.... Sattar Saaab...
What happened to "Muhajir" province??
@M.Bilal Aslam Because of The fact that u can't ignore a National Party like PPPP, PML N or MQM.
MQM and Altaf Hussain are welcome in Southern Punjab.
First solve issues of Karachi. MQM is in government for last 14+ years and get elected from Karachi still Muhajirs, Pathan etc dont feel comfortable there and they are talking about Punjab lol
They are jus playing possum. Why they dont come straight to the point. The thing is new provinces shall be made on administrative basis.
Well said MQM...............Peoples of Punjab Are With MQM!
Dear Mr. Farooq Sattar Sahib:
Would you please make Karachi a reality before making South Punjab a reality?
Every one who is working for MQM are from Karachi, including MQM Quaid Mr. Altaf Hussain.
But the most unfortunate thing with Karachi is that it has become a city of thieves, target killers, extortionists, land grabbers and mobile phone snatchers.
The inflation in Karachi is rising due to one main reason and that is the Bhata Mafia when give a Parchee to any shopkeeper, or businessman, he gives the money to the Bhata Mafia and then recover the amount by inflating the prices of daily commodities from the consumers.
You are first suppose to make Karachi a "Karachi in real sense" where the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is buried and let him sleep peacefully until the last day of the world and then think about making South Punjab a reality.
Oh for God's good sake first sort out the problems of Karachi and then talk about other things. What is not going on in Karachi, extortion, target killing, kidnap for ransom, cell phone and vehicle snatching and what not. Have some mercy on karachites!
Well said Sattar Sahab! I think it's need of time to make more administrative Units in Pakistan for better governance and stability. People of Southern Punjab are with you.
Popularity :- Another joke....
Creating unrest and dividing people. That all these ruling parties can do!