Muttahida holds supporters’ referendum on ties with government

HYDERABAD: On the call of the Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Hussain, a general referendum of his party’s supporters was held on Thursday under the aegis  of MQM Hyderabad Zone with one  question whether MQM representatives should join  the Sindh Government or play  the role of opposition.

According to MQM spokesman, a total of 140 polling camps including Koh-e-Noor Chowk, Haider Chowk, Faqir-jo-Pir, Phuleli Tounga Stand, Tower Market, Javeria Centre, Khuda Hafiz Board and Allawali Chowk of Hyderabad City and Latifabad Talukas were set up by  the Units and Sectors of Hyderabad Zone where the workers and supporters of MQM used the ballot.

The Joint Incharge MQM Organising Committee Shabbir Ahmed Qaimi, Member Rasheed Bhayya, MPA Zubair Ahmed Khan, Zonal Incharge MQM Hyderabad Zone Muhammad Sharif and members of the zonal committee visited various polling camps and monitored the situation.

Speaking on the occasion, Shabbir Ahmed Qaimi said that his party always respected the opinion of masses and joining of Sindh Government or sitting in opposition  depends on the decision of the people.

He said the MQM will announce its future strategy after the results of the referendum  and added that the party is waiting for the decision of the voters.

The Zonal Organizer MQM Hyderabad Muhammad Sharif said that the people of Hyderabad always supported the party in the general elections and the MQM Chief has sought their opinion on the issue so that a better strategy could be formulated with the support of the people.