KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Rabita Committee Member, Muhammad Yousuf Shahwani, has said that his party being the only representative party of poor and middle-income people would fully participate in the forthcoming local bodies elections from Balochistan as elsewhere in the country.
He was speaking at a news conference at Quetta Press Club along with the party’s Balochistan organising committee’s In-charge Abdul Khaliq Baloch, Central Executive Council Member Syed Saleem advocate, Quetta Zone In-charge Arbab Abdul Ghani Kansi and members Muhammad Naeem Yousufzai and Mir Jehangir Shahwani, said a statement issued by MQM here on Wednesday.
Yousuf Shahwani, who is also Member of Sindh Assembly, on this occasion exhorted the office-bearers and workers of his party’s Balochistan Chapter to start preparations for the ensuing local bodies elections by making mass contact with the electorate, besides
initiating door-to-door campaign.
He said that with the announcement of local bodies elections in Balochistan being held on party basis, the MQM has already completed its preparations and its office-bearers and workers were in touch with the masses.
He said that his party’s history was full of sacrifices rendered by its workers and it had off and on proved that it firmly believed in Altaf Hussain’s philosophy of realism and wanted to completely eradicate obsolete feudal system from the country.
Yousuf Shahwani said that the party’s Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation (KKF) had always provided relief goods to the victims of natural calamities across the country without any discrimination and in this regard he pointed out the KKF’s relief efforts undertaken in Balochistan’s Awaran district during the recent earthquake.
He appealed to the people of Balochistan belonging to different walks of life to cast their votes in the ensuing local government elections in favour of MQM-backed candidates so as to bring a positive change in the province.