KARACHI - MQM leaders claimed that the Sunday’s mammoth public gathering not only kicked off the local government election campaign but also started a decisive struggle against what they said the injustices being exercised against the party.
Addressing a public gathering at Aladin Park Ground Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi on Sunday, Farooq Sattar said that some narrow-minded people have again started the same old propaganda accusing the MQM of breaking the country. He said the successful public gathering made it clear that the MQM would be elected in the LG polls. He claimed that his party would make the network of circular railway in Karachi and resolve basic issues of the people.
Haider Abbas Rizvi said that he would like to remind the MQM bashers that had they blamed the party for Jinnahpur conspiracy, but it was proved false after 17 years.
“Our forefathers had struggled for 200 years. They were punished with Kala Pani Islands for their struggle. We have given 2 million lives for Pakistan. We know the value of Pakistan. We are labelled as unpatriotic despite our supreme sacrifices. This should stop now,” Abbas said.
“Karachiites have proved that they are with Altaf Hussain. The people, who are dreaming a ‘Jiyala Mayor’ in Karachi, should look at this mammoth gathering,” MQM Coordination Committee member Aslam Afridi said.
Aslam Afridi said that not only Pakhtoons but Sindhis, Balochis, Seraikis and Punjabis are also present in large numbers in the gathering.
Yousuf Shahwani said that the people are united under the leadership of Altaf Hussain who is an undisputed king of the oppressed people of Sindh and Pakistan. He said that the people would get their rights under the leadership of Altaf Hussain.
Heer Soho said that the nationalists have shown cowardice by attacking the Urdu-speaking Sindhis. “These nationalists kill mothers and sisters in the name of karo-kari. Altaf Hussain has rightly said that the PPP has failed to give rights to the people in rural Sindh,” Heer added.