KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has warned that the existing policies of the federal and provincial governments for the country’s business capital would cause suffering to the masses and could lead to a national disaster.
He expressed these views while addressing a gathering of workers on New MA Jinnah Road in connection with the three-day referendum to be held on October 16, 17 and 18 regarding the ‘Huqooq-i-Karachi movement. A large number of workers were present on this occasion.
Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman said, “The good thing about Islam is to raise voice against oppression, we are raising voice against cruelties”.
He said PTI people only console the Prime Minister by announcing billions of rupees, forty days have passed since the announcement of the Karachi package, but no city road construction or problem-solving has been initiated.
“The movement for rights of Karachi is not for and from the people of this city alone, now the people of Karachi will see that their voices and slogans would be raised and heard from Badin to Khyber and Kashmir to Gwadar”.
Hafiz Naeem also condemned the extension of the quota system for an indefinite period by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government calling it the ruling party’s betrayal of the people of Karachi who chose it for the protection of their rights.
“JI would expose individuals who are responsible for the devastation of this city. We will single out every party and leader who sold out the people of Karachi for their interests,” he added.
He said the people of Karachi suffered a lot due to the personal agendas of parties and their leaders. “The Jamaat would hold a ‘referendum’ across the city for the rights of Karachi and to make a verdict against all these forces,” he said.
Riding motorbikes, cars, buses and trucks and carrying placards, banners and party flags, the participants in the rally were calling for an independent and empowered local government for the city.