KARACHI: Chairman Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan Farooq Sattar on Monday announced to hold a massive public rally on December 30, ARY News reported.
“A historical and unprecedented public gathering will be held on 30th of this month, where all the perceptions against the party would be shunned. We will send a message to all Pakistan that Karachi was and will remain bastion of MQM,” he said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.
He said MQM was going to commence a decisive struggle to fight the case of hub of Pakistan’s economy, Karachi.
Farooq Sattar said MQM Pakistan was well acquainted with psychology and issues of their voters. People have expressed their confidence upon the party in 2013 and 2015, he said.
“Our political representation has been suppressed and robbed since inception of Pakistan through political gimmicks. We have brought reforms and started rebuilding our organization for the last four months,” he said.
He said MQM is the biggest party of urban areas of Sindh. The purpose behind not holding census since 1998 is to depict our population less, consequently restrict our political representation, he added.
The census in Pakistan is conducted every 10 years. Last time a census was held in 1998 then it was scheduled to take place in 2008 and later in 2010 but the plan could not materialize because of political issues.
Farooq Sattar thanked the Supreme Court for holding the local government elections and ordering to conduct census in 2017.
“MQM Pakistan is thankful to the SC for holding the local government elections after seven years and issuing order to hold census in 2017. Otherwise, the political landlords are not even symbolically or pretentiously ready to tolerate the local government representatives,” he said.