KARACHI - The Sindhi nationalist parties are likely to form an alliance on one point agenda against the PPP government’s decision of allowing the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of the North Waziristan in the province.
The nationalist parties are staging protest on their party platform separately against the influx of IDPs in the province. It may be noted that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while taking flip-flop first announced not to allow the IDPs and then he withdrew the statement of stopping the IDPs during his budget discussion in the Sindh Assembly. The CM’s statement of allowing the IDPs in the province angered the Sindh nationalist parties that have already started protests across Sindh separately. When contacted, Qaumi Awami Tehrik central leader Anwar Soomro confirmed The Nation that the nationalist parties are staging protest individually on their party platforms but there is need to forge an alliance on one point agenda to stop the entrance of the IDPs in the province as the PPP government, by allowing the outsiders, has betrayed the people of Sindh.
He said the QAT was ready to take the centre stage to arrange a meeting of the nationalist parties including Sindh United Party of Jalal Mehmood Shah, Sindh Taraqi Passand Party of Dr Qadir Magsi, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mohaz (JSQM) of Sunan Qureshi and other groups of the nationalist parties.
However, the Sindh United Party central leader was of the opinion that his party chief Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah would contact with other parties regarding the influx of IDPs as the PPP government instead of stopping them is welcoming them in the province.
Though, the alliance in this regard is at preliminary stage but it could be materialised after Ramazan.
Meanwhile, agitation against the influx of IDPs is getting momentum as the JSQM, JSM and other parties staged protests in Khairpur, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and other area in the province.
However, Sindh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro, who is also a PPP Committee member to look after the IDPs, said that the country’s constitution does not stop any citizen from moving from one part of the country to another, so the IDPs can come in the province. He said the Sindh government has taken steps to stop the terrorists coming in the guise of IDPs as various check posts of Rangers and Police have been setup at the provincial borders.