After delay tactics and baseless allegations by some PPP leaders against Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the party has decided to pace up its campaign demanding withdrawal of the black local bodies law aimed at further squeezing powers of local bodies setup in Sindh.
In this regard, JI Karachi chief Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman led a march from the sit-in venue to Burns Road and announced to block Shahrah-e-Faisal on Sunday.
As women sessions became a part of daily routine in the sit-in, scores of ladies participated in the sit-in on its 14th day as well. In addition, rallies were taken out and solidarity sit-ins were staged at various points in the megalopolis for brief period of time.
PML-N leaders, including senior provincial deputy president Amanullah Afridi visited the sit-in.
Engr Naeem in his speech said that a committee led by provincial minister Nasir Hussain Shah had approached the JI leadership for dialogue on the directives of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari. He added that for the past four days, the committee has been missing.
He said that some PPP ministers, either on the behest of keeping the top leadership in the dark, were trying their level best to sabotage the dialogue process.
He further said that the JI’s struggle is aimed at safeguarding the future generations of the country from the feudalism.
He said that the PPP leaders chant the mantra of majority in the Sindh Assembly. He added that it has become an open secret how majority is acquired in Sindh for the legislative assembly.
The JI leader added that the feudal mindset has taken over the PPP. It has already captured the rural areas of the province and now it has aimed at taking control of urban areas in Sindh, he said.
He talked about lawlessness and corruption in the province and reiterated demands of the JI. He said that the JI wants parity in the policies for rural and urban areas of the province. If union councils in rural areas are made over 15, 000 to 20,000 individuals on an average then the same formula should be used for urban areas to ensure equal utilization of funds.
He also shed light in detail on the issues being faced by citizens in Karachi owing to the corrupt policies and practices by the Sindh government.