SUKKUR - Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain said on Friday that his party’s massive gathering in Sukkur was the last nail in the coffin of nationalists spreading hatred amongst the people of Sindh.
Addressing a public rally in Sukkur via telephone from London, he said he would protect Sindh. He added that Sindh adds 70 percent of revenue to the national exchequer adding that if the province stops providing this 70 percent revenue, the country could not be run with only 30 percent. Sindh should be given share as per the population.
He said 'all Sindhis are equal and there is no new or old'. He said he hated the word 'minority and added that he only wanted elimination of feudalism.
He called upon the provincial and federal government to release funds for development projects in Sukkur and also stressed for the establishment of university and college besides standard hospital there.
He announced Rs 1 million for the Sukkur press club and asked Rabitta Committee to issue this amount at the earliest. Altaf said Shia and Sunni lawyers were being killed in Karachi, adding that it was a conspiracy to bring them face to face. He urged the people to foil all such conspiracies.
Altaf demanded of the government to provide security to lawyers' fraternity and journalists. He also asked the government to improve the overall law and order situation in the province.
Issue of Balochistan should be resolved amicably, he said and added use of power should be avoided in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Peace should be restored in KPK by taking people into confidence, he said.
He said nationalists talk about Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai but the message of great sufi poet is 'love'. Calling himself the son of the soil and hailing Sindh as his mother, Hussain said the people gathered at the rally today had rejected hatred by coming here.
“The political manipulation has ended and the Mohajirs and Sindhis are standing here like an unbreakable steel wall,” Hussain said.