KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Senator Siraj-ul-Haq on Sunday announced to observe solidarity day for Karachi across the country and carry out a three-day referendum for the problems of Karachi.
Addressing participants of the’ Karachi rights’ march here in Karachi, the JI chief said that the next mayor Karachi would be from Jamaat-e-Islami if free and fair local government elections were held in the metropolis.
“Destruction of Karachi is Pakistan’s devastation,” said Siraj and added that federal and provincial governments did nothing for the better of Karachi and its citizens.
The JI chief demanded immediate transparent local bodies elections in the city and called for a proper legislation in this regard.
Sirajul Haq also demanded the government to provide jobs to people of Karachi on merit basis as Karachiites being ignored completely in the appointment of jobs.
“We have our reservations over census results of Karachi… There is no clean water for drinking purpose in the city and drainage system has collapsed completely.”
“People of Karachi have become tired of the linguistic politics of the PPP and MQM and they will never accept this anymore,” he added.
Senator Sirajul Haq asked citizens of Karachi to come out from their houses in order to get their rights. He announced that his party will hold countrywide protests on October 14 in solidarity with the people of Karachi.
Siraj also criticized the PTI government over the recent hike in the drug prices adding that corruption in the country increased and suggested Prime Minister Imran Khan to take right turn instead of u-turn.
The ‘Karachi rights’ march, organised by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Shahrah-e-Quaideen was attended by thousands of people. The JI had intensified political activities during the past several days to make the march successful and show the party’s strength in the city.
The JI Karachi Ameer Hafiz Naeem Ur Rahman and representatives of business community also addressed the march.