Addressing a huge rally at ‘Teen Talwar’ on Saturday, Khushbakht Shujaat said if the rulers want the country to flourish, they will have to form new administrative units. She criticized the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for passing statements opposing the establishment of new units.
The MQM leader said today we have gathered to protest against the unjust distribution of resources, adding that it seems as if Sindh is not a part of PTI’s manifesto.
“PTI leaders passed statements which entirely sidelined the Sindh province. Imran Khan should ask for an explanation from party leaders over their statements”, said Khhushbakht Shujaat.
She told that if the country is to be kept intact, then new provinces will have to formed, adding that currently the issues and resources are not balanced.
Khushbakht said, “We are talking in favor of the entire country and its integrity”. She mentioned that what will happen and what will not; this will be decided by the people of Karachi.
The MQM leader said that today the people of Karachi and the civil society is protesting against the biased statements of few elements, which were based on enmity with Sindh.
She said that the metropolitan city generating 70 percent revenue of the country cannot be left high and dry.
Khushbakht Shujaat said we do not talk of differences on ethnic or any other basis; we want justified distribution of resources. She said that demanding new provinces on administrative basis is our democratic and constitutional right.
“We rendered great sacrifices for Pakistan and we have lived with this pride, but we cannot we live on with this pride alone”, said the MQM leader.
She stated further that this is the first step in order to make some people understand our demand and if they did not, then this struggle can go up to any extent.
Khushbakht Shujaat said that this massive rally shows that the people of Karachi are aware of standing for their rights.