The News International: July 17, 1998

MQM, JSQM chalk out strategy on Kalabagh Dam, census

By our correspondent

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) have chalked out a joint strategy on the issues of Kalabagh Dam, census and the NFC Award in the larger interest of Sindh.

This was announced on Thursday at a press briefing jointly addressed by Dr Farooq Sattar and Basheer Qureshi after the meeting between the MQM and Sindhi nationalist leaders at Haider Manzil, the residence of late G M Syed.

The meeting expressed concern over the situation prevailing in Karachi and termed it a conspiracy against the province. The meeting was attended by Anees Qaim Khani, Anees advocate, Dr Farooq Sattar and Shoaib Bukhari. JSQM side was represented by Imdad Mohammed Shah, son of late G M Syed, Basheer Qureshi, Waheed Aresar, Jalal Mehmood Shah and others.

Dr Farooq Sattar told newsmen that on the above three issues no difference of opinion was found during the meeting. They further said that basic objective of the meeting was to bridge the rural and urban gap and eliminate misunderstandings between Sindhis and Mohajirs.

Basheer Qureshi, replying to a question, said objective of the meeting was to spread message of love and brotherhood and noted with concern that Mohajirs were being victimised by the official agencies. He said if such meetings and contacts continued the day was not far of when misunderstandings between Sindhis and Mohajirs would be removed.