MQM rejects SLGA Amendment bill

The Sindh Local Government Amendment bill is a "conspiracy to usurp citizens' rights".


December 22, 2013
MQM supportors protesting against Sindh Local Government act at Karachi Press Club on December 22, 2013.PHOTO: MQM

KARACHI: The Sindh Local Government Amendment bill  is a "conspiracy to usurp citizens' rights", said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Deputy Convener Doctor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

Addressing a rally outside Karachi Press Club, Dr Siddiqui said PPP is conspiring to alienate MQM from local body elections.

He further added that the MQM did not want any confrontation, but would continue striving for citizen rights.

"MQM will continue its legal struggle against the PPP’s so-called local government act and we hope the court will give a verdict according to the wishes of the people of Sindh," the MQM leader said.

MQM leader Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi said that PPP does not represent the mandate of the majority.

PPP's mandate is the mandate of the feudal system, said Rizvi.

Opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly Faisal Sabzwari said PPP was making a fool of the innocent people of Sindh.

"All Sindh friendly parties including MQM have rejected the local government act passed by the PPP," Sabzwari said.

He further claimed that PPP had divided Sindh into urban and rural populations on administrative grounds.

Responding to MQM's protest Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said protesting and staging dharnas will not effect change in the delimitation of constituencies in Sindh.

COMMENTS (12)

Adil Uddin | 7 years ago | Reply

@Yasir:

Add one more APML, and PML-Q too somehow. PPP-SB is also not tested yet even though Fatima Bhutto does make a lot of sense in her speeches. I support PTI and know that Bhutto did criticized Imran Khan on certain occasions but in the name of justice her good points are there to stay.

fawaz | 7 years ago | Reply

We are with MQM

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