MQM demands rehabilitation of displaced Kutchi community

Says the plight of Kutchi residents prove that terrorists have official support.

Web Desk July 15, 2013
The MQM Central Committee maintained that the residents were being forced to migrate to deplorable conditions. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday appealed to the federal government to take immediate measures for the rehabilitation of the Kutchi community displaced from Lyari. 

'The Committee appealed to the Deputy Commissioner and SSP South to take the plight of the community seriously," reported Express News correspondent Shah Waliullah.

A statement issued by MQM Central Coordination Committee said that terrorism and lawlessness needs to be brought to a standstill in the month of Ramazan.

The Committee said that the elderly, women and children of the Kutchi community were being forced to leave their homes and migrate in undesirable conditions.

"Most of them don't have a roof to sleep under and law enforcement agencies have turned a deaf ear to their pleas," said the Committee.

The statement claimed that the deplorable situation of the people of the Kutchi community proved that terrorists have official support.

"Political leaders will have to intervene," said the Central Committee.

Expressing sympathy with the displaced families, the Committee appealed to the government to provide financial and medical assistance to the affected community.

Earlier, MQM Coordination Committee member Amir Khan had stated that the government was behaving like a "silent spectator" to the problems of Kutchi residents.


SpeakTruth | 11 years ago | Reply

I support MQM's demand and We also expect that MQM would allow displaced workers of MQM-HAqeeqi to get back to Landhi and Liaquat Abad and all no go-areas created to hinder MQM-Haqeeqi workers would be erased.

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