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PM should use his constitutional rights for Karachi’s issues: MQM

April 13, 2019

The many issues of Karachi could be solved if Prime Minister Imran Khan uses his constitutional rights, said Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the MQM-Pakistan convener and federal information technology minister. 

The MQM will highlight Karachi’s issues at a gathering at Jinnah Bagh on April 27, Siddiqui announced at a press conference on Saturday.

“Those who divided the country in two have also divided Sindh,” he said. The property of mohajirs is being taken in the name of nationalisation, he claimed. He also said Sindh has been further divided by the quota system.

“The 18th Amendment betrayed the MQM and Pakistanis,” he added.

He advised that the resources of the provinces should be distributed to the lower class of society. “The common man’s resources are being taken by the government in the name of provincial dependence,” he said. Hatred is being spread in Sindh’s urban areas, which have a population of more than 40 million, he said.

Steps should be taken by the government to tackle injustice by keeping Article 149 of the Constitution under consideration, the politician said. People living in the urban areas of Sindh should be given equal rights, he added.

He also raised the issue of nepotism and said officers of the Sindh Public Service Commission distribute jobs to their own family members.

Siddiqui demanded that all young people in Karachi and Hyderabad be given jobs. He said people who live in rural Sindh get their domiciles made in Karachi.

He concluded by saying that if someone thinks they can weaken the MQM, their assumptions will soon be proven wrong.

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