KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has said that his party believes in the principle of politics for serving the people, and its struggle is not aimed at acquiring power only.
He said this while talking via telephone from London to the office-bearers, workers and candidates of the MQM in Mirpurkhas, said a statement issued by the MQM here on Monday.
Altaf also announced the names of the MQM candidates from Mirpurkhas for the national and provincial assemblies.
Shabbir Qaimi will contest election for NA-226, Muhammad Shafique for NA-227, Dr Zafar Kamali for PS-64, Sadiq Hussain for PS-65, Ali Hassan Qaimkhani for PS-66 and Ajaz Ali for PS-67.
Speaking on the occasion, Altaf Hussain said that the elected representatives of the MQM live among the people and remain with them in their happiness and sorrow while others make hollow claims at the time of elections for deceiving the people.
He said that the politically aware people of Mirpurkhas belonging to diverse backgrounds, and faiths are getting united under the flag of the MQM, and they would frustrate every conspiracy with their unity.
Altaf Hussain said he MQM is the only political party that has steadfastly struggled for the rights of the people of Sindh.
Whether it was the issue of Kala Bagh dam or the distribution of resources through the NFC award, the MQM always fought the case of Sindh forcefully, he added.
The MQM chief said that he would never compromise on the rights of Sindh. He said that he would sacrifice his life instead of doing a deal on the rights of Sindh.
He paid rich tributes to women workers and said that the MQM would give surprising results on May 11 due to their hard work.
Altaf Hussain said that farmers, peasants, workers and students belonging to all social and other backgrounds would visit polling stations on the polling day and cast their vote in favour of the MQM.