Jamaat Islami (JI) Pakistan convinced the residents of Baldia City to provide clean drinking water in the area on Sundays.
The impoverished NA-249 constituency has been ignored by successive governments, but JI will change its fortunes, said JI chief of Karachi chapter Naeemur Rehman.
The rulers did not consider Karachi part of Pakistan, but only interested in amassing wealth from port cities that generate revenue for the federal and provincial governments, he said, leading the “Right to City Baldia Rally,” as part of the party’s NA-249 by-election campaign.
Rehman said the goal of running the “Rights Campaign for Karachi” was not only to win elections but also to solve citizens’ problems.
At the time of the by-election, all parties came to Baldia City. After April 29, no party other than JI will remember Baldia City, the JI leader said. JI will continue its fight for the rights of the Karachi people even during Ramadan, he claims.
Rehman said that the tanker mafia was ruling in Baldia City. The residents in the area also lack clean drinking water because of the tricks of the tanker mafia and government officials.
He said people should know that these were the same people who had taken Karachi hostages, including Baldia City hostages. Rehman claims that they are the same rulers, which did not correct the results of the Karachi census. They have deprived Karachi citizens of their legal and legal rights, he said, adding that the rulers did not properly represent the Karachi people in the Council of the Common Interest. As a result of the fake Karachi census, citizens have been deprived of their legal rights, he added.
Rehman demanded that the census be carried out immediately and transparent local body elections be held in Karachi. He directed workers to organize youth and provide positive activities and made young people a part of the JI’s Rights for Karachi movement.
Apart from the chairman of JI Karachi, Fazal Ahad Hanif and other party leaders also made speeches at the general meeting.
Participants held banners and placards and chanted slogans such as giving Karachi its rights, giving Baldia electricity, giving water, giving education and giving health. The rally started from the Hub River Road and was attended by participants riding motorbikes, buses and trucks.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2021.