Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) yesterday warned the Sindh government that if powers were denied to the elected Local government representatives, it would stall Sindh government from functioning.
Addressing a protest demonstration in front of Provincial Election Commission (PEC) organized by the party, MQM leaders Muhammad Hussain, Abdul Haseeb, Waseem Akhtar , Mayor in waiting in strongly worded speeches told the PPP government that if powers were not delegated, restored to elected members of local government including Union Council, District Councils, Committees, Chairmen, Deputy Mayor and Mayor, Sindh government would not allowed to function. The assembly would not be able to hold sitting, there would be protest on streets, they warned alleging that PEC and Sindh government have joined hands to deprive the elected representatives of their due powers.
Whenever, MQM got mandate of people of Karachi, PPP conspired to damage the same, they said. The present rulers were not ready to hold elections of local bodies which were held after a long delay and on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Thousands of voters and workers gathering show people’s anger which would spread to whole of the country if elected LG representatives were deprived of powers enabling them to serve people at grass root level, they warned.
Nominated Mayor Waseem Akhtar also criticized the award of tenders in hurry by the PPP government and said after taking oath, he will order an inquiry into these tenders.