Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief, Engr. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has vowed to continue sit-in against Sindh government till fulfilment of demands as the protest entered the 12th day on Wednesday.
Will large number of participants, rallies from several areas joined the sit-in outside Sindh Assembly building.
Addressing the participants, the JI leader said that the sit-in was initiated for the rights of people of Sindh and will continue till fulfilment of demands.
Engr. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman further stated that the sit-in represents all religious, ethnic and others units living in Karachi.
In his speech during the women session, he paid a rich tribute to the women for introducing a new political trend of mass participation by them in a sit-in for the rights of people.
He added that participation by women in the sit-in has been increasing day by day. Karachi has been returning to its originality, he said.
Talking about the ongoing situation, he said that the PPP delegation had approached the JI for negotiation and request to call off the protest. He said that after consultation, the JI leadership decided to continue boht the sit-in and dialogue.
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief, Engr. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman leader said that the PPP delegation failed to answer a lot of queations.
He said that a mutual committee had been formed but there was no breakthrough even after 48 hours.
Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said that an empowered mayor directly elected by the votes of people and local government setup were crucial for the development of a mega city like Karachi.
He also shed light in detail on the past and prevailing situation of local bodies as well as demands of the JI.
On the occasion, PML-N leader and former senator Nihal Hashmi also visited the sit-in and expressed solidarity with the protestors against the Sindh government. A delegation from the Karachi Press Club and All Pakistan Memon Federation also visited the sit-in to express their solidarity with the JI’s sit-in demanding rights for the citizens.