KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP), coalition partners of the ruling PPP, on Wednesday, announced their full support for the call to observe December 6 as the day of Sindhi Topi and Ajrak day. The MQM, an ally of the PPP-led government both at the Centre and in Sindh, announced its support for the call to observe December 6 as Sindhi Topi and Ajrak day. Sindhi topi and ajrak are symbols of Sindhs thousands years old culture and civilization and people across the province has emotional attachment with this cultural symbol, said MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in a statement from London office. He further said that Sindhi topi and ajrak had become symbol of identity of Sindh. He cited that the communities living in other provinces and areas of Pakistan have their culture and traditions and different languages. Therefore, nobody should raise objections to the Sindhi Topi Day and all Pakistanis should respect other communities culture, he said. Altaf urged that there must be no statement or speech that hurt the feelings of any ethnic group. He said that love and affection for ones culture should not make one to attack other culture in any way. The MQM chief said that his party extends full support to the people of Sindh, mothers, sisters, elders, youth and children on Sindhi Topi and Ajrak day on December 6. A private media group announced Sindhi Topi Day in reaction to a US national journalist of Pakistani origin who reportedly raised objection to President Asif Zardaris wearing of Sindhi topi during foreign tours. The Sindh government, nationalists parties of the province including the Sindh National Party, JSQM, STPP, Awami Tehreek and others people of various walks of lives have already announced their support to the cultural day of Sindh province. Meanwhile, another coalition partner of the ruling PPP, Awami National Party Sindh Chief Shahi Syed has said that all the communities of Sindh would observe December 6 as a day of solidarity with the culture and soil of Sindh. He said that the culture day of Sindh was not against any person or institutions, saying that it was against those elements, who were hatching conspiracy to create anarchy and unrest among the nations. Shahi Syed said that the permanent residents of Sindh would ready to render their sacrifice for the dignity and culture of Babul Islam. He said that the protection of Sindh culture and dignity were the national responsibility of the Pukhtoon community, residing in Sindh province. He further said that all the communities of Sindh province were united without any discrimination of colour and caste for the durable peace in the province. It may be noted here that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday asked the Pakistan Peoples Party leaders and workers to actively observe December 6 so as to protect the dignity of Sindhi cap. He directed the party office-bearers and workers to observe the day in a befitting manner at provincial, divisional, district, town and village level. This is to show the anti-state especially short-sighted anti-Sindh forces that the people of Sindh would offer every sacrifice for the protection of their culture, he said.