Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Emir Hafiz Naeemur Rehman announced Monday that the party will hold a massive march on March 14 which will start in Quaidabad and end at the Governor’s Building.
He said the JI movement for Karachi rights aims to solve the problem of every citizen of Karachi, a city called mini-Pakistan where people who speak all languages in the country live.
If Karachi develops, the whole country will develop, said the head of the JI city, adding that for the development and prosperity of Karachi, the party will hold a march on March 14 and announce its future actions at the Governor’s Building.
He directed party workers and officials to make extensive arrangements and preparations for the parade to be successful. He gave a speech at a meeting of party members in Idara Noor-e-Haq.
The JI leader claimed that the party’s movement for Karachi’s rights received an overwhelming response from the public because for years, JI was the only one to bring up the basic issues and problems of the city.
He went on to say that the Karachi people were disappointed with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement (MQM-P). Practically nothing was being done for the Karachi people, he said, adding that the three political parties had only made false promises to the people of the city.
He said that although the federal government, of which PTI and MQM-Pakistan were coalition partners, approved the controversial census results, PPP in the Sindh government also did not take action to correct the flawed census count.
Half of Karachi’s population has been missing from the census count, he lamented when he demanded that the census results be corrected. The PPP is not ready to hold local body elections in Sindh based on the latest census and wants to occupy all local bodies in Sindh, including those in Karachi, the JI leader said.