Haq Parast Senators belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Tuesday appealed to national and international human rights associations and non-governmental organisatons (NGOs) to raise their voice against the local government bill adopted unilaterally by Sindh Assembly on Monday as the new law was aimed at bulldozing democratic nursery, besides creating hatred among permanent residents of the province.
In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, the Haq Parast Senators said that though the people in the developed countries across the world have been reaping benefits from their local government systems, Sindh government has deprived poor people, peasants and labourers of the grass-root benefits by getting dictator Zia-ul-Haq’s era 1979 local government bill approved from the provincial assembly.
Describing the Sindh Local Government Act-2013 `obsolete’, the Senators said that the new LG law amounted to making poor people subservient to landlords and, as such, it was bound to create hatred among permanent residents of Sindh which is the soil of peace and love.
They said that it was because of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s righteous struggle that the permanent residents of Sindh have now fully understood the conspiracies which are aimed at creating hatred and getting political benefits and hence, they could neither be used by the vested-interest people nor they could be made fool, any more.
The Haq Parast Senators said that though the PPP government getting blind over its power had got the 1979 local government bill approved unilaterally, people of the province would always remember the day the bill was adopted as `black day’.