Mumtaz, Altaf advocate provincial autonomy
KARACHI: Former chief minister of Sindh and head of the Sindh National Front, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, held a meeting in London with Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s chief, Altaf Hussain, to discuss the issue of provincial autonomy in the present geo-political situation of the country.
According to an MQM press release, the two politicians agreed to strive for the rights of the Sindhis.
“Both leaders agreed that the time has come when leaders of Sindh should come forward for the attainment of the rights of people living in Sindh,” said the press statement. Mumtaz Bhutto, who believes in the idea of making Pakistan a confederation, visited the MQM International Secretariat where the two leaders discussed the political situation.
They also discussed the consequences of US war on Iraq and expressed concern about the situation.
The leaders agreed that Pakistan was passing through a difficult phase due to the war. “It is therefore essential that decisions are made in the national interest.”
Both leaders agreed that national integration was the need of the hour and it could only be achieved by providing provincial autonomy to the federating units. “It is essential in the present international scenario to resolve all the matters immediately,” the press release stated.