15 million Karachiites missing in census, claims Sattar
KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday termed initial census results fake and demanded the government to recount the resident of urban region of Sindh province.
Sattar expressed these views while addressing the protest rally at Liaquatabad flyover. MQM-P members of coordination committee, MPAs, MNAs and elected representatives of local bodies were also present on the occasion.
A large numbers of MQM-P supporters including women participated in the protest rally. They were carrying party flags and placards inscribed with slogans “We reject injustice with Mohajir Community”, “We reject Census results”, “Fair Census Our Right” and others.
Addressing the participants, Sattar said that injustice was done with the Sindh people just before the holding of general election while party would not tolerate such tactics and would extend the protest if demands were not met.
Sattar said only 15 million of the Karachi was counted while the remaining 15 million has been missing from the census count. It looks like that the process is not aimed for counting people but to hide them, he added. He said that today our count is being decreased and it is aimed at decreasing our share in employment, water and other resources.
“It is not only the issue of Mohajir community but the issue of all those living in Karachi and other parts of the Sindh province,” he said. He said that the rigging in 2018 election has been begun through low count of our people in census process.
Sattar said that if they are not represented on true count then they would be forced to ask for their resources as per their given taxes and revenue generation. It is unfortunate that the disabled people were not counted,” he claimed.
He further said those who were elected with people‘s vote have face value and the real voters were still standing with MQM-P since 1986 to till date. “Those who had left MQM-P could return if even grounds are given to the party once again,” he said.
He said that the next public gathering of MQM-P would break record COP historic public gathering. “Those who had announce to boycott the public gathering today should see that the people had boycotted their version,” he said. He said that MQM Pakistan is a reality and those who are conspiring against it had to realize it as a reality in future.
We are protesting over “Why I was not Counted” in the census said Faisal Sabziwari in his speech adding that the demonstration is not against political force but it is against the propaganda lifted against the party.
Terming entire process of the census null and void, MQM-P leader said that census results were declared after consuming “Bhang”. PPP is not worried about the irregularities being done during the census process in the urban region of province as its leadership only focus to rob the money from the Karachi and other cities of Sindh.
“PPP is on the agenda of looting taxpayers‘ money and transferring aboard” he said adding that on the other hand MQM always used the money for the development of the urban region of province.
“We have not forgotten our responsibilities. We fight for the rights of the people earlier and now once again on roads to register our protest over the injustice with the resident of Urban region of province”, he added.
People who claimed that MQM era has ended should witness the attendance of today party gathering. MQM is untied and it has written off all the rubbish being claimed by the opponents.
MQM-P leader Khawja Izharul Hassan addressing participants said asked Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leadership to bowl out the wickets of the other political forces including PTI and PPP as targeting MQM would only harm the entire community residing in urban region of Sindh.
He further said that the efforts were in progress to weaken our strength, I urged all the workers and supporters to stay united under the party‘s banners. MQM is actually the voice of common man it cannot be eliminated while the person who takes MQM as a soft target should remember the party leadership has always defeated all the conspiracies hatched against it, added Izhar.
On the occasion Mayor Karachi Waseem AKhter demanded the ruling party to halt injustice with 30 million people of Karachi. He said that fake counts would not only harm Karachi but it would also harm Pakistan.
Without naming PSP, Waseem said that some so-called political groups were pressurizing MQM-P members to change their loyalties. Is it right to establish a party with undemocratic and illegal move questioned Waseem and claimed that this so-called group of some people would be vanished in next general election.
MQM-P leaders including Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Kishwar Zehra, Rauf Siddiqui and other also spoke on the occasion.