The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday condemned remarks made yesterday by Pakistan People Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari against party chief Altaf Hussain.
Speaking at a mammoth rally at Bagh-i-Jinnah, near the mausoleum of the Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi, the PPP Chairman spoke against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief `Uncle Altaf’. Bilawal had said that the MQM chief uttered as he pleased and wished.
In response today, the MQM questioned what the PPP had achieved in Sindh during the past 43 years.
In a statement issued by the MQM’s Central Rabita (Coordination) Committee on the party’s website, the PPP was accused of "destroying Karachi"
The statement said that MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had always stood against feudalism and dynastic politics and had remained popular in the hearts of its supporter despite the "conspiracies of his enemies".
The MQM statement questioned the PPP’s achievements in Sindh during the past 43 years with regards to education and road infrastructure. The statement claimed that when the MQM received authority and power in Karachi for five years under the Local Government system, it had changed the map of the city.
The MQM further alleged that the PPP after coming into power had not only impeded the city’s progress but caused outright destruction.
The statement asked the PPP, which had sought funds from the federal government under the Karachi Package, about the sum of money released for Karachi by the Sindh government.
The party claimed that the provincial government was not even prepared to release the salaries of its employees or pay money for the petrol of garbage collection vehicles.
The Rabita Committee statement alleged that the Sindh health department was practically being run by an influential personality belonging to the PPP instead of a minister.