PSP to hold protest rally against Census figures on 10th

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Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Sunday announced that his party will hold a grand protest rally on Sunday, January 10, here against the final approval of the controversial census results 2017, saying that Karachi, the economic lifeline and home to all sub-nationalities is being subjugated to worst animosity by governments both in province and the federation. Addressing a press conference at Pakistan House, he said that the census results suggest that the population of Lahore has increased whereas the population of Karachi despite rapid migration from all the parts of the country has been ironically reduced for the reason best known to the players. The MQM with its 7 NA seats could have averted the federal government from making this unjust and cruel decision. Both PTI and MQM has stabbed in the back of Karachiites by approving the federal cabinet’s unilateral decision. Kamal warned that the rally is the first phase of the PSP-led protests. If it does not make the rulers realized what grave injustice they have done to Karachi, then it would be acceptable for him to die. “It is not acceptable for us to let the tyrant rulers rob the rights of this city,” Kamal said. “We will go to any extent to ensure a correct recount of the census,” he said Propaganda was spread against us that PSP is a dry clean, but now MQM leaders are getting dry cleaned by extending their illegitimate support to the federal government. Both MQM and PTI have a problem with workers to get dry clean but not with leaders because workers are meant to die while leaders of the same party are necessary for the survival of the failed federal government. The extreme of hypocrisy is the notion that those who joined PSP from MQM remained filthy, while those in government are pious enough. We have asked them many times to provide a list of filthy people, but the opponents couldn’t! The MQM is equally complicit in the PTI’s crime. If the MQM had seriously put pressure about leaving the government, the federal government was left with no chance but to reverse its decision. On the other hand, MQM knows that as soon as it part ways with the PTI-led federal government. The fate of its entire leadership including ministers would be jail. There are serious cases and allegations against the entire leadership including Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The Chief Justice of Pakistan himself said on record that the population of Karachi is around 30 million. Kamal asked when the 2018 general elections can be held on the last census, why not the local local bodies elections? We do not think that local bodies elections will be held any sooner. The party president Anis Qaim Khani and other central leaders were also present on this occasion. Kamal further said that the protest rally would start at Nursery, Shahra-e-Faisal and would end at Karachi Press Club where people would ask the conscienceless rulers to disapprove Karachi census. All the dignitaries, philanthropists and people of Sindh are requested to unite and support us in this issue.

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