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ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) today (Wednesday) staged a solidarity rally in the federal capital demanding an empowered city government for Karachi and give the citizens their due political and economic rights.
Addressing the rally, JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq called for giving Karachi’s residents their rights immediately and spending at least 15 percent of Karachi’s revenue on the city.
Senator Sirajul Haq further said that the quota system should be ended and the jobs should be provided to its residents on the basis of merit. “Street crimes are on the rise, the sewerage system is destroyed, unemployment is rising, and the elites are getting richer and richer,” he added.
The JI chief also criticized Pakistan People’s Party-led provincial government for its failures. “For the past 12 years, the PPP has been ruling Sindh and still there has been hunger, poverty, and malnutrition in various parts of Sindh,” he added.
“Karachi is the business hub of Pakistan. Karachi earns more than 25% of the country’s revenue but the situation of its citizens is deteriorating day by day,” he remarked.
He further said that the Sindh government should provide relief to the people, and provide life and financial security to all sections of the people living in Karachi.