18th Amendment has made CMs unjustly authoritative: Kamal

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Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal, while announcing the new date for the protest rally and demonstration from Nursery Shahra-e-Faisal to Karachi Press Club on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2 pm against the approval of the controversial census by the federal cabinet, said that Imran Khan’s government in collusion with MQM has staged a coup de tat against Karachi- the economic lifeline of Pakistan and its people. By approving the controversial census of Karachi, the PTI led federal government is promoting a sense of deprivation among the people which is paving way paving way for terrorism, turmoil in Karachi not only suits MQM heinous agenda of ethnic politics but also of PPP hate politics. If the enemy forces pursue oppression, it makes sense, but if the government of Pakistan commits economic and political genocide of its own masses, then who should we complain to? Only the enemies of the country will benefit by damaging the economic lifeline of the country. Karachi owns everybody, now everyone should owe Karachi. It is the duty of every citizen to protest against oppression of Karachi. “We have written letter to the Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan requesting him to take notice against the wrong census and its approval by federal cabinet. If the Chief Justice only asks for NADRA data, the truth will get highlighted. There are more people on the voters’ list, but far less has been mentioned in the controversial census. Kamal said that efforts are being made to repeal the 18th Amendment, but the people are indifferent because the provincial governments, which has seized all the power and resources, have never devolved them to the grass root level which is against the very essence of the 18 amendment, and now the people say that if we don’t have the authority then why should chief ministers have it? With the 18th Amendment, the Chief Ministers of the provinces became unjustly authoritative, they not only grabbed powers and resources from the federation but also of local bodies too. If the rulers of all the provinces want to save the 18th amendment from ripping off, then they should empower the common man, they’ll come to know thar the ordinary people will protect 18th amendment themselves. The provincial government must understand that now it is not easy to take powers from 250 million people. Now it is up to the rulers to decide whether they will empower the people and devolve power and resources to the lower level or give it back to the federation. If Imran Khan is really sincere about ending dynastic politics, then he should create new leadership which is only possible through empowerment of the local bodies set up across the country.