KARACHi - Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Senior Leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Wednesday blaming provincial government over acute shortage of water has warned against the possibility of ethic riots in the city. Addressing a press conference at Khursheed Begum Secretariat, Sattar claimed that MQM holds 85 percent of the city’s mandate while the people of Karachi are being deprived of water for supporting the party.  

Lashing out the Sindh Local government Minister Sharjeel Imam Memon, he said that Memon is personally responsible for the water crisis in the city.

 “People would have gotten some relief if Memon had focused on the water issue instead of launching operation against the marriage halls,” said Sattar.

He further alleged that the PPP-Led provincial government was using Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) on its political agenda while Managing Director of KW&SW is also a part of the plan.

“In recent weeks the water shortage has surged in several parts of the city. I am afraid the water crisis can trigger ethnic riots in Karachi,” warned Sattar.

He said that so far MQM has tried keeping the situation under control adding that if MQM was not there, “who knows what would have happened on the streets of the city”.  He said now the MQM will stand by the citizens. On the occasion MQM leader demanded to assure supply of 100000 million gallons to the city on daily basis and bring Local bodies system in Sindh province to help lessen civic problems of the people.