The MQM-P will ask industrialists during the January 12 competition to join the fight against the contested law of the local government
After organizing a multi-party conference and a traders’ conference on the contested law on local government, the Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement is organizing a conference with industrialists on January 12.
The MQM-P called the recently passed Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2021 a one-sided and anti-popular law and pledged to continue its fight against it on both the legal and public fronts.
Ab spokesperson MQM-P told The News on Saturday that after approaching political parties and traders, the Muttahida called a meeting with industry to join the campaign for empowered local government.
A delegation from MQM-P, led by Federal Minister Syed Aminul Haque and member of the party’s coordination committee, met with Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Muhammad Idress Khan on Saturday and invited him to attend. at the conference.
At a meeting on Friday, the MQM-P delegation also invited SITE Industry Association president Abdul Rashid and invited association officials to attend the conference. The association’s sponsor, Zubair Motiwala, Javed Balwani and other members of the board were also present at the meeting. The MQM-P delegation included MPA Ali Khurshidi and Sadaqat Hussain.
On December 18, the MQM-P held a traders’ conference in the park near the party headquarters where leading traders Atiq Mir, Jamil Paracha, Hakeem Shah and Rizwan Irfan were among the main
the participants, who said municipal bodies under the recently passed law would be “toothless,” and that instead of addressing civic issues facing residents and traders, the new law would make matters worse.
Also on December 11, a total of 14 political parties attended a multi-party conference, organized by the MQM-P, and rejected the controversial local government law.
Khurrum Sher Zaman of Pakistan Terheek Insaf, Shahi Syed of the Awami National Party, Muhammad Zubair of the PML-N, Judge Wajihuddin of the Aam Log Ittehad party, Irfan Memon of the Muslim League of Pakistan, Kamran Rao of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and the leaders of other parties also spoke during the debate.
In a statement released after the conference, the 14 political parties that attended the conference said that all political parties collectively believe that the 2013 law of the local government of Sindh led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the law of current amendment were contrary to the constitution Article 140-A.
The conference declared that the new law on local government was not only against the constitution but also against democracy, against the public and against Sindh. All 14 political parties demanded that the provincial government immediately withdraw the law.
According to the statement, the 2013 Sindh Local Government Law was the Pakistan People’s Party’s attempt to concentrate all the powers of local government at its disposal, and the 2013 law had given rise to several administrative, financial and political problems in various divisions and districts of the Province.
The conference demanded a politically, administratively and financially independent system of local government in accordance with the spirit of Article 140-A.