Karachi, Nov 15, 2023: As the nation gears up for the pivotal general elections in 2024, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM) marked a significant milestone with the inauguration of its election office in the vibrant society town of Bahadurabad.
Addressing a charged crowd at the opening ceremony, Senior Deputy Convener Dr. Farooq Sattar underscored the gravity of the forthcoming elections, labeling them as the most decisive in Pakistan’s history. Dr. Sattar expressed concerns over the country’s current serious crisis, emphasizing that the fate of the nation hangs in the balance.
Dr. Sattar, a prominent leader of MQM, asserted the pivotal role of Karachi in the political and economic landscape of Pakistan. He called for the urgent abolition of the outdated feudal system, deeming it essential for the progress and prosperity of the nation.
The senior leader didn’t shy away from criticizing the Sindh government, particularly targeting the People’s Party, accusing it of neglecting the province’s water issues for the past fifteen years. Dr. Sattar lamented the sinking state of Sindh’s fleet due to what he labeled as biased governance.
“What will Islamabad have to offer the world if Karachi does not stand with it?” questioned Dr. Sattar, asserting that the city is the backbone of Pakistan. He suggested that Pakistan needs a “Karachi Monitoring Fund” more than the International Monetary Fund, highlighting the need for a change in the existing power dynamics.
In a bold statement, Dr. Sattar urged for a shift in the dynamics of power, stating, “The attitude of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law should change now; we cannot accept becoming third-class citizens.”
Member of Coordination Committee and former Member of the National Assembly, Kishore Zahra, joined the discourse, emphasizing that time has proven Karachi belongs to MQM Pakistan. Zahra, emphasizing unity, likened the party to a single rock, unyielding against tactics and conspiracies.
Coordinating committee members, including Irshad Zafir, in-charge COC Furqan Atib, along with a substantial crowd, were present at the inauguration ceremony, marking a significant event in the lead-up to the much-anticipated 2024 general elections. The sentiments expressed and the party’s rallying call for change underscore the charged political atmosphere as the nation braces itself for a transformative electoral process.