‘MQM to support any PM who amends constitution as per its proposal’

Our Correspondent
Sunday, Dec 03, 2023

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Senior Deputy Convener Syed Mustafa Kamal has said his party has adopted a singular focus of committing to support any federal government or prime minister that ensures making the MQM-P’s proposed constitutional amendments.

Addressing the participants of a meeting organised by the Gulshan Residence Committee in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Kamal said that three constitutional amendments have been proposed for the resolution of all issues.

“After the upcoming elections, we will support any government formed in the Centre based on a single-point agenda, considering all our past experiences. Whoever comes to the MQM-P to become the PM or seeking assistance will need to ensure the constitutional amendments proposed by the party.”

The former Karachi mayor said corruption in Sindh has reached its peak. Citing a report filed in the Sindh High Court, he said that after spending Rs2.3 trillion on education, there are 48,000 schools in the province, out of which 11,000 are ghost schools, existing only on paper, yet funds were allocated for them.

In the 15 years of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s “misrule”, Rs20 trillion were spent, but there was no improvement, and we are buying our own water at exorbitant prices after building hydrants, he added.

Kamal said the public should trust the MQM-P of today. “We are reforming ourselves. There’s no other option for the people of Karachi. We can handle this city on our own. Things are in such a state that no other experiment is possible.”

MQM-P Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said on the occasion that “we present three points [constitutional amendments] for the freedom and self-determination of the people of Pakistan. Let us accept these three points, lest we face the emergence of six points again”.

“We are initiating our struggle. Our forefathers built this nation, and we will safeguard it. For our struggle, we will go to every house and every village. We are doing all this only to fulfil our justified demands.”