KARACHI - MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Monday underlined the need to grant provincial autonomy to all the four federating units with a view to ensure equal right to the masses irrespective of colour, caste, sect or religion. He said that MQM would continue its struggle for the betterment of oppressed people in the country as promised during the Pakistan Movement. In his statement on the occasion of the Pakistan Day, Altaf Hussain said that MQM wanted the elimination of the centuries-old feudalism in the country essential to fully materialise the dreams of founders of Pakistan. He congratulated the whole nation on the Pakistan Day, saying, "We have got this country after sacrificing thousands of lives and now it is our first and foremost responsibility to forge national solidarity and unity in order get rid of the crises confronting Pakistan at present". The MQM leader expressed his concern over the fast-deteriorating national solidarity among the provinces and said that it might prove dangerous for the stability of the country. He urged the government to grant provincial autonomy to all of the federating units with a view to strengthen nationalism among the masses. Meanwhile, MQM Rabita Committee members have demanded the government to immediately grant compensation to the traders and vendors affected during the fire incident in Liaqatabad Market. They said that shopkeepers had lost valuables worth millions of rupees in this mishap therefore government should compensate them.