If an MQM government came into power, it would solve the problems of Mirpurkhas, Kotri, Sanghar, Hazara and Mansehra on top priority
Addressing election meetings at five different places, the Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain shed light on the problems being faced by the people living in Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Jamshoro, Hazara Division and Balochistan. Talking about Mirpurkhas, he said that there was no train service from Mirpurkhas to Karachi for the past five years. Five years ago, a train used to run between Mirpurkhas and Hyderabad after every hour but now the number has been reduced to one per day. He demanded immediate resumption of the train service from Mirpurkhas.
Mr Hussain said that the sewerage system in Mirpurkhas was destroyed because of torrential rains. The lease of satellite town had expired due to which paying were facing immense hardships. He said that if the MQM came into power, these problems would be attended on top priority.
Speaking about Sanghar, Mr Hussain said that the civic facilities in Sanghar were non-existent for the past many years. The feudal lords getting elected from this city did no development work. The roads are in dilapidated condition, and fresh drinking water was not available resulting in the spread of hepatitis C. Public hospitals in Sanghar were also in poor condition. He asked the people to vote for MQM candidates in the elections for the solution of their problems.
Mr Hussain slammed the feudal lords for harassing the MQM workers in running the election campaign. He warned the feudalistic elements to stop their excesses otherwise the people would call them to account.
Speaking about Jamshoro, Mr Hussain said that the people that had been getting elected from Jamshoro-Kotri did nothing for the people of the constituency. There is no college, library or IT centre in Kotri. People living in Kachhi Abadis of Kotri had been waiting for lease rights for many years. There was no part in Sehwan Sharif. He said that the MQM would attend all these problems of the people in Jamshoro-Kotri after coming in power.
Mr Hussain also spoke about the problems of the people of Mansehra and Hazara Division. He said that Hazara Division contributed over 70 per cent revenue to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but it was deprived of its deserved right in the development budget. He said that there was a pervading sense of deprivation as the people getting elected from the area had done nothing for the people. A government hospital was established, but no staff was deputed. Royalty obtained from Alai Dam was also not being spent for the constituency.
Mr Hussain said that there was no school and college in Batgaram for the past 65 years. He said that the students were being deliberately kept backward due to unavailability of educational institutions. Likewise, there was no school or college in Kohistan area. Royalty obtained from minerals from Kohistan was also not spent on the people of Kohistan.
Speaking about Hazara, Mr Hussain said that the MQM strongly supported the creation of a Hazara province. He said that the MQM had raised its voice in the parliament for it and given its suggestions, and we will continue to raise our voice for the Hazara province in the future as well.
Mr Hussain said that if an MQM government came into power, it would work for ending the deprivation of the people of Hazara. The MQM would ensure the solution of long-standing problems of Mansehra, Batgaram, Haripur, and Abbottabad.
Speaking about Balochistan, Mr Hussain said that the situation in Balochistan was critical. He asked the Baloch people to consider him as their brother. He said that if the MQM candidates got elected from Balochistan, they would even sacrifice their lives for eliminating poverty for the province. He said that usurped rights of the people of Balochistan would be restored, and their right on their resources would be recognized.