Muttahida Quami Movement has organized a protest rally against the artificial shortage of water and other life’s essentials, including electricity at Burns Road Sindh Secretariat.
In-Charge Coordination Committee Kahiful Wara, members Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, Qamar Mansoor, Gulfaraz Khan Khattak, Arif Khan Advocate, Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Aslam Afridi, Shabbir Qaimkhani, Ms Mumtaz Anwar, members CEC, Senators, MNAs, MPAs, office-bearers, workers and supporters attended the rally.
The participants held the placards showing slogans against the government and demanding resignation of CM Sindh for artificial shortage of water and other life’s essentials. They also exhibited house utensils and pitchers to show their anxiety against the scarcity of basic necessities.
Talking on the occasion, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that the people had been asking for their rights peacefully and if they were not given. He said that the government should not take Karachiites to be granted and not to ask for the time when people themselves decided to snatch their rights with force.
Dr Khalid said that the economy of the entire country depended on Karachi’s law and order situation and the peace of the city directly proportioned to the provision of essential necessities. He said that the government did not allocate funds for K-4 Project but devised plan for MPA hostel.
Member Coordination Committee Qamar Mansoor said that the government tried to defame Karachiites by portraying them as criminals. He said that such malice tactics could not demoralize the people and they would certainly achieve their rights. He said that the youths were killed by the Lyari gang-war and tried to dismay the demography of the city.
Member Coordination Committee Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi said that the people would not spare the government without taking their rights and would continue the protest. He said that the federal government presented the budget of more than 4 trillion and Karachi gave 70 percent of total revenue of the budget.
He said that the people had been deprived of water and other essentials despite paying their taxes regularly. He said that 40 years ago the quota system was implemented but still not being observed thoroughly and the urban population, especially the Karachiites was extremely deprived of their rights.
Member Coordination Committee Arif Khan Advocate, Gulfaraz Khan Khattak, MNA Dr Fozia and member Women Wing Shaheen Sherdeen also addressed on the occasion.