As part of efforts to make the ‘Haq Do Karachi Ko’ rally a success, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) delegation on Wednesday met with leaders from various religious groups and seminaries, and invited them to attend the rally on March 28.
The JI delegation was led by the party leader in Karachi, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman. They met with the leaders of the Sindh Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM), including Allama Baqir Abbas Zaidi, and invited them to attend the rally.
In a meeting held at Wahdat Building, MWM provincial office, the leaders of the two parties discussed the current political situation in the country, particularly in Karachi. The head of the JI city said there were many problems in the city but the ruling political parties in the province and the Center were not interested in solving them. “We came to you in the hope that you will be with us,” Naeem asked the MWM leaders.
Zaidi said the city appears defenseless at the moment and no one is in charge of the city. “We support JI in all matters and will attend the rally to solve the problems facing the townspeople,” he said.
The JI delegation also met separately with school principal Darul Uloom Naeemia and prominent cleric Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman, son of school principal Jamia Binori Abdul Razzaq Sikandar, Dr Muhamamd Saeed and principal of Jamiat Sataria Hafiz Muhammad Salafi, and invited them to attend the JI rally for Karachi rights.
Announcing their support for the JI campaign for Karachi rights, the clerics warned that federal and provincial government policies for the country’s business capital would cause suffering for the masses and could lead to a national disaster.
They also called on citizens to join the JI campaign for Karachi rights, saying thirty million Karachi people could get their rights only through collective struggle. Mufti Muneeb said Karachi’s infrastructure had been destroyed due to miscalculations of the city’s population and a lack of resources. “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has won a seat from Karachi but is not ready to give the city rights yet,” he said.
Meanwhile, the chairman of JI Karachi asked the residents of Karachi to attend a rally for their rights because the rulers were not sincere with them. “City roads are damaged with overflowing sewers and piles of trash seen everywhere. There are no adequate public transportation facilities for the community, “he said. “The Pakistan People’s Party and the Qaumi-Pakistan Muttahida Movement have destroyed Karachi while the PTI for the past 30 months has done nothing for the city,” he added.