Hailing the speech of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s chief Altaf Hussain delivered on Sunday at Gulshan-i-Iqbal’s Aladin ground, people belonging to different walks of life termed it a voice of oppressed people of the entire country including that of Sindh.
Felicitating Mr Hussain for historic success of the public meeting, they said that making hue and cry over Mr Hussain’s viewpoint was hypocrisy.
According to a large number of fax, telephone and e-mail messages pouring in at MQM’s Azizabad headquarters `Nine Zero’ and London’s International Secretariat, Altaf Hussain’s suggestions of Sindh One and Sindh Two was a good omen for Urdu-speaking Sindhis residing in the urban areas of the province and Sindhi-speaking Sindhis, Punjabi, Baloch, Pakhtun, Seraiki and other nationalities, besides being a milestone for achieving their rights.
People belonging to different walks of life in their messages said that Altaf Hussain is the only leader, who is above all prejudices of nationalities, sects and religions, had always done politics of principle, and it was for this reason that not only Urdu-speaking people but others living in Sindh’s urban areas, including Sindhi, Punjabi, Baluch, Pakhtun and Seraiki-speaking people, considered Mr Hussain as their saviour.
They said that it was heartening to note that Mr Hussain had expedited his struggle for the rights of oppressed and suppressed people in the first month of 2014 because all the oppressed and deprived nationalities of both the urban and rural Sindh were with him.
Lauding Mr Hussain’s repeated assertions that he wanted to help resolve issues with mutual consensus and was against bloodshed, they deplored that People’s Party and nationalist parties had not only forgotten the unity of Sindh, but they have literally embarked upon a conspiracy aimed at dividing the province.
At the outset, they prayed for Altaf Hussain’s long life and good health.