The founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement Mr. Altaf Hussain demanded the establishment and the authorities to respect MQM’s mandate and should accept Mohajirs as patriotic Pakistani.
Talking to the participants of Jinnah ground and other places who gathered to celebrate victory in by-election and Cantonment Board’s elections, the MQM Chief directed MQM MPAs to actively participate in provincial Assembly sessions and raise voice to resolve people’s issues. He also directed the Coordination Committee to begin membership campaign throughout the country, especially in Sindh.
Mr. Hussain said that the parties, which had local and foreign supports, were badly defeated and such forces wanted those parties to win in the by-elections but Allah rewarded MQM to be victorious in spite of all the media trials and false allegations posted on MQM. He said that MQM secured unprecedented victory and made the history in the Cantonment Boards’ elections.
He said that the projects of MQM’s Parliamentarians for people’s welfare always stuck because of red tape culture. He urged the Parliamentarians to contact Chief Minister Sindh or Governor Sindh, if they had any problem to resolve people’s issues and should go for legal action for not taking any action.
Mr. Hussain said that the people had chosen MNAs and MPAs for not making their own lives comfortable but to resolve people’s issues. He suggested Parliamentarians that if the Sindh government could not help out and the bureaucracy still creating obstacles to serve people, then Parliamentarians should register the protest through peaceful demonstrations.
He said that if MQM’s public representatives showed negligence to perform their duties then the party should issue notices to them and if the practice is continued, the resignation should be taken. He said that MQM did not tolerate such who could not deliver.
MQM Chief said that the victories were also celebrated in those areas, especially Qasba-Aligarh that suffered pain during party’s struggle period. He paid rich tribute to MQM’s martyrs who shed their sacred blood for the cause of the party.
He said, “MQM is the only liberal, enlightened and progressive political party struggling to eliminate obsolete feudal system, hierarchical and corrupt politics from the country. He said that his party had been trying to bring true democratic and political culture in the country led by the 98 percent of the poor and middle-class population.
Mr. Hussain said that for the last few days people expressed their desire to join MQM and he directed the Coordination Committee to start party membership campaign immediately. He said that a membership form had been uploaded at MQM’s website and Facebook account for people’s convenience and it would also be available at Nine-Zero soon.
MQM Chief also expressed his heartfelt sorrow and grief over the losses of lives and properties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to the current rain spell and tornado. He offered condolence to the bereaved families of the victims from MQM and prayed Almighty Allah to confer them high eternal ranks.
He demanded Khyber Pakhtunkwa’s government to immediately provide rescue and relief services to the victims and compensate their losses. He said that government should also devise a plan to rehabilitate the people who had been displaced because of the calamity.
Mr. Altaf Hussain strongly condemned the targeted-killing of social activist Sabeen Mehmud and demanded immediate probe for the tragic incident. He said that she had been working for the rehabilitation of displaced persons and recovery of missing persons in Balochistan.
He felicitated all the successful candidates and their party leaderships for their victory in Cantonment’s elections and said that MQM accepts the mandate of other political parties and wished others to accept MQM’s mandate as well. He said that MQM always criticized the government, establishment, army and other authorities for making wrong policies but it still believed that all the entities of the state should work for the betterment of the country and they all were patriotic.