Commemorating its 37th Foundation Day, Muttahida Qaumi Movemnet – Pakistan organised a public rally on Thurday at Nishtar Park Karachi.
The party, which is also a government ally, once again demanded a separate province for the urban population of Sindh. During the rally, the leaders of the MQM-P said that the party would continue its campaign for the rights of the urban Sindh.
They blamed the provincial government led by Pakistan People Party for “victimising ” the urban population for the last 13 years.
MQM-P also demanded a fresh census to be conducted in Karachi in order to give the largest city its due rights.
“Our ancestors have created the whole of Pakistan (referring to Bangladesh) but Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto halves the country,” said the party’s convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
He also recalled how Muhajir localities were targeted and torched for supporting Fatima Jinnah against the former military ruler General Ayub Khan in 1965.
Another senior leader of the MQM-P, Aamir Khan, said that it had never happened to the workers of any political party in Pakistan that had happened to their workers.
“Have workers of any political party ever been extrajudicially killed?” he exclaimed.
The former Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that the MQM had won two seats in the Senate and they would also win next local bodies polls and general elections.