“Local Bodies’ system is the need of the hour to solve the basic problems of common people”, said MQM Co-ordination Committee, added that in absence of local government system in Sindh neither any arrangement was made to overcome the problems after expected heavy seasonal rainfalls, nor any effective measures were taken in respect of rain-emergency. Stormy rainfalls and stoppages of ‘rain canals’ wreaked havoc in Karachi, Hyderabad and many other cities/ villages of Sindh, where roads and residential areas posted like ponds. Floodwater entered houses which caused destruction of properties.
MQM Co-ordination Committee has said that rain caused difficulties to the common people have proved the principal stance of MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain that there were urgent need of local bodies system in Karachi and Sindh. People of Sindh were remembering the Haq Parast elected representatives after recent rain-caused miseries.
The Co-ordination Committee demanded of Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah that keeping in view the problems faced by the common people, sensible decisions had to be taken, local bodies election should immediately be held without any further delay and until holding local bodies election in Sindh, Syed Mustafa Kamal and Kunwar Naveed Jamil had to be appointed as temporary ‘Nazims’ of Karachi and Hyderabad. The committee showed grief and sorrows over the deaths of many people.