KARACHI: Despite facing a politically gruelling time, a beleaguered Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is entering the local government elections in Sindh with an aim to make a clean sweep.
“No matter how hard they try to press Karachiites, they will vote for Patang (Kite: The election symbol of the MQM). Also this ongoing anti-MQM operation will never be able to divide our followers,” MQM leader Wasim Akhtar told press a conference here at the party headquarters ‘Nine Zero’.
Replying to a question, Akhtar said that call for a new province was not of MQM’s but the public. “These demands have started growing louder and louder because the disappointed people, sick and tired of their chronic problems, want a change for the better once and for all,” the MQM leader said adding, “it is a legitimate constitutional demand.”
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced to hold the first phase of long-delayed local government (LG) polls in Sindh and Punjab on October 31.