MQM-Haqiqi to hold rally today at Liaquatabad flyover

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi will hold a public rally on Sunday at the Liaquatabad flyover.

The party’s chairman Afaq Ahmed will address the gathering. Meanwhile, the civic authorities have closed the flyover for traffic ahead of the rally.

Earlier, MQM-Pakistan held a rally at the Liaquatabad’s Tanki Ground on Saturday. The rally held by both the factions of the party was held in response to the Pakistan Peoples Party’s gathering at the same venue on April 30.

The MQM-P leaders in their address accused the PPP of having held a rally at the same venue last week by capturing the streets of Liaquatabad.

“Hold rallies everywhere, we will run you off from there,” Khawaja Izhar said at the rally.

Addressing the participants, Dr Farooq Sattar said the party had “challenged us in our homes”.

Criticising the PPP, Sattar said the people of Sindh were trapped in a vicious “wheel of cruelty”. “It is not just the Muhajirs, or the Urdu-speaking. It is the people of Sindh, everyone is trapped in this wheel of cruelty and [quota system].”

He added that “seeds of hate” were sowed against the people of Sindh. “The defeated [labourers] are still living the life they were living decades ago,” he said, and called on the masses to reject the feudal system and the landlords.

Sattar said that despite the hardships and differences, MQM-P vote bank remained the same.

“No matter the hardships, struggles, differences, our vote bank and our support base will stay the same. MQM-P vote bank was one yesterday, and it is one today,” he asserted.