KARACHI: Coordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) urged upon traders and transporters of Sindh to resume their routine activities at 1pm today (Sunday) after getting their protest registered against the provincial government’s unfriendly budget.
The Coordination Committee said, “We are thankful to industrialists, shopkeepers and transporters over the way they supported the MQM’s call for strike.”
MQM’s central decision-making body remarked all sections of masses, traders, industrialists and transporters are busy in preparing for the holy month of Ramazan; hence, all and sundry are advised to restore routine life after getting half-day protest registered so that people may make Ramazan preparations without any difficulty.
MQM Terms PPP’s Sindh Budget As Discriminatory
The announcement came hours after the party) yesterday gave a call for shutter-down strike in protest against what it called the “anti-Sindh budget” of the PPP government.
MQM’s Rabita Committee said it decided to observe a shutter-down strike in Sindh against the discriminatory, hateful and anti-Sindh budget.
“The PPP government has demonstrated its ethnic, discriminatory and chauvinist approach against urban parts of the Sindh in the budget.”
MQM will never accept this budget and raise its voice at every forum, it added.
Nisar Takes Strong Exception To MQM Protest
Expressing strong disapproval of the recent strike against the Sindh budget, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said, “Parliament is the right place for resolving all sorts of issues that matter.”
Commenting on a previous statement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that caused a furor among MQM ranks, Khan said, “PM Sharif’s housefly statement was misinterpreted, distorted, and taken in a whole wrong context by the MQM.” –SAMAA