Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
Published in Category: City News / Karachi

MQM rejects new LG system in Sindh

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday staged a massive protest in Karachi against the new local government system and delimitation of constituencies.

Addressing protestors, MQM leaders said that the new LG system was a conspiracy to divide Sindh. Describing the new law as a black law, they said that it was a conspiracy to split the province on administrative basis.

MQM leader Khalid Maqbool said: “We have gathered here to reject the new LG law, not democracy.” “Some people want MQM to boycott the LG elections. But if it happens, nobody would be able to contest.”

Senior MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that any law in conflict with Article 140 A was unconstitutional and undemocratic.

The MQM leaders said that their peaceful protest would continue unless the black law was not completely withdrawn in Sindh.

Raja Izhar-ul-Hasan has said that MQM rejects Sindh local government amendment bill, recently passed by Sindh Assembly amid opposition protest.

Izhar termed this as ‘black law’ and said that except a single party, all other parties have rejected this bill and challenged it in the court.

He was optimistic about justice from the court. MQM leader said: “we are hopeful the courts will provide justice and declare the law that usurps rights of people as void.” He said the government made such laws to crush the opponents, however, he added that this is 2013 and not 1992.
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