The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Saturday staged what it called a huge rally for the rights of Karachi.
The protest rally against the policies of the provincial government started from Karachi’s Hassan Square and culminate at Shahrah-e-Faisal.
MQM convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui lead the rally, while party leaders including Rauf Siddiqui, Kanwar Naveed Jamil, Wasim Akhtar and others were also present. The rally was attended by a large number of MQM workers, including women.
Camps had also been set up at various places of the protest rally, causing severe traffic jams on the surrounding roads. Due to which the citizens faced severe difficulties.
The traffic police said that the Fawara Chowk and surrounding roads have been closed for traffic immediately, while vehicles were being diverted to alternative routes.
Addressing the rally, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that, “I am inviting all those who are not with us today to join us for Karachi’s case.”
Continuing his speech, he said that Sindh has received Rs 6,575 billion in the last 10 years, adding that Karachiites have awaken and govt has been given as much opportunity as it should have been given, the dream of Sindhudesh would not fulfill. “The 10 years of the PPP government are the biggest threat to Pakistan s security,” he added.
The MQM-P convener said that by imposing a quota system in Pakistan, Bhutto divided Sindh into urban and rural areas and used used the slogan Here We Are (Idher Hum) to first divide Pakistan and then Sindh.
He said that the biggest problem of Karachi is unemployment and education and educational institutions of Karachi have also been taken hostage, adding his party is against fake degrees, fake domiciles, census, our doors are.