Altaf reiterates demand for provincial autonomy
KARACHI: Chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Husain has reiterated the demand for provincial autonomy.
In a telephone address to party leaders and workers on Sunday, he said the MQM could not think of going against Pakistan because it was created by elders of MQM followers, who rendered great sacrifices for the creation of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia.
“We have to use all our energies for the progress, prosperity and to defend the integrity of Pakistan,” Husain said.
He said the Pakistan People’s Party was in power twice, but failed to punish any of those responsible for the murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, “but when the MQM will be in power, we will certainly bring the murderers of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Murtaza Bhutto to justice”.
“The elected representatives of the MQM are busy day and night for the development of the province, but their efforts are being ignored and credit is being given to others,” he said
“Party representatives have worked for years on the Karachi Mass Transit Programme and the Sindh governor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, which was supported by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, but suddenly, on the recommendations of people in the federal bureaucracy, the MoU was cancelled, and the contract for this important project is being awarded to another company,” he added.
He said this was in violation of the principles of provincial autonomy and was unacceptable to the people of Sindh.