Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM and Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Dr Farooq Sattar has said that the advent of a revolution in Pakistan cannot be stopped. Change in the country is the need of the hour but the change should be on permanent basis.
He was addressing a large public gathering in Jahaniyan in southern Punjab. A large number of people living in Jahaniyan and the adjoining areas had come to attend the MQM public meeting. Members of the Co-ordination Committee Mr Wasay Jalil, Mr Aftakhar Akbar Randhawa, In-charge MQM Multan Zone Mr Khalid Jawed and other local officials were also present on the occasion.
Dr Sattar said that the rulers belonging to the feudal class had not been able to solve problems being faced by the people for the past 65 years. It was the need of the hour to decide if Pakistan has to be saved or allowed to fall apart at the hands of the feudal elements.
Speaking about the issue of southern Punjab province he stated that none of the assembly member from the area had submitted resolution in the parliament for the creation of the southern Punjab province. He said that the creation of the new province was necessary and the legitimate rights of the people of south Punjab will have to be given.
He told the farmers and peasants that they would not get adequate water, seed and fertilizer unless they send their own representatives in the assemblies. He said that the rulers were exploiting the farmers in the name of fuel price adjustment.
Referring to the situation in Karachi Dr Sattar said that innocent people were being gunned down for refusing to pay extortion money. He declared that it is an artificial situation and a conspiracy not only against Karachi but the entire country.
Member of the Co-ordination Committee Mr Aftakhar Akbar Randhawa also spoke addressed the gathering.