Big rally in Padidan: Next Sind CM from MQM, predicts Sattar

Padidan, Sind: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar has predicted that time is ripe for a revolution and the next chief minister of Sind province would be from his party.

Addressing a big rally at Kalhora Station near here Sunday, he said the chapter of hereditary politics of landlords and Waderas in Sind has been closed for good and now the poor masses of the province would rule it. He said: “Sind land is our mother and we are true sons of soil.” He said Altaf Hussain Bhai has never talked about the division of the province as he is a loyal son of Sind. He said in fact he was Altaf Hussain who raised voice for the oppressed people of Sind.

Dr Sattar said some vested interests want to pitch people of urban and rural areas against one another. He said hatred is being spread under a conspiracy so that Sind and Urdu speaking brethren fight one another. He said all these evil conspiracies would be foiled.

He said the rulers have nothing to Sind province. He said despite huge reserves of coal, which he called block gold, poverty and joblessness was rife in Sind. He said if Thar coal is utilized Pakistan would become self-sufficient in electricity for coming 300 years. He said Sind is generating more tax revenue that any other province of Pakistan, but Sind is also seeking more loans than any other province.

He asked where the revenue of Sind was going. He said Sind got Rs700billion but only Rs30billion were spent on the province. He asked where the rest of the money is. He said his party would make those elements accountable who had gulped up Rs700billion of Sind. He said ex-city Nazim Karachi Mustafa Kamal spent more than Rs100billion in Karachi, adding they have detailed accounts of every rupee of these funds.

Sattar said to save Sind from the looters we all have to play our due role. He said it is high time to reject family politics of feudal lords and end the exploitation based political system of Pakistan. He said after coming in power Muttahida would allot government lands as well as lands of katcha to poor haris. He said his party would save the innocent people of Sind from the exploitation of Waderas.

He said his party is in close contacts with all political forces and it would give more surprises in the coming general elections. Rabita Committee member Ashfaq Mangi, Abdul Wahid Abbasi and others also spoke.

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