Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that the end of the decaying feudal system, corrupt political culture and dynastic politics had started. “Time is not far when the educated, capable and honest people will get elected and reach the assemblies.”
Addressing the Sindhi nationalists Hussain said that the inhabitants of Sindh were the sons of the soil, and nobody wanted the division of Sindh. “If the nationalists persist in their prejudicial attitude towards the Urdu-speaking Sindhis, they will stop listening to the speeches of unity and solidarity by Hussain.”
Hussain said this while addressing a large gathering of the MQM workers at Nine Zero on Friday who had arrived there to congratulate the newly-elected senators of the MQM.
Members of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM and the elected senators Nasreen Jalil, Barrister Farogh Nasim, Syed Mustafa Kamal and Tahir Mashhadi were also present on the occasion.
Hussain congratulated the senators and the workers of the MQM and asked the senators to work with honesty and even-handedness by rising above the differences of caste, colour and creed. He asked the senators to show respect to the workers instead of looking down upon them as their servants.
He asked the senators to raise their voice for the recovery of the missing persons, rights of the oppressed people and abolition of the decaying feudal system in the Senate and every other forum.
Hussain said that there were reports that up to Rs350 million was paid for one vote in the Senate elections which was in sharp contrast to the MQM where the senators were elected without spending a single rupee.
He said that the election of the MQM senators was the beginning of the real change in the country. He asked the senators to talk about abolishing the decaying feudalistic system, dynastic political culture and breaking the status quo from the country without any fear.
Hussain said that the elected representatives should make it clear to the feudal lords that the time for their thuggery, dynastic politics and vain pride to end had arrived.
Meanwhile, the newly-elected senators of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said on Friday they would try to come up to the expectations of their leader Altaf Hussain.
The MQM senators—Syed Mustafa Kamal, Nasreen Jalil and Barrister Farogh Nasim—were talking to The News after visiting Nine-Zero.
Syed Mustafa Kamal said that as senator he would try to spread the vision of Hussain. “I would try my level best to spread the message of Altaf Hussain in the Senate and take ahead his struggle for the middle class people.”
Later, speaking in Geo News programme ‘Lakin’, Kamal said not a single penny had been spent by the MQM on getting its candidates elected. “It is a real change in the country that non-electables have become electables.”
Kamal admitted he felt a sense of responsibility after being elected senator. Talking to this correspondent, Nasreen Jalil pledged to promote the vision and ideology of Altaf Hussain, particularly for the rights of women in the country. “Altaf Bhai has always advised respecting women, as he believes that there can be no democracy without the participation of women in politics,” she added.
Barrister Farogh Nasim said he was thankful to Hussain for reposing trust in him. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan congratulated the newly-elected MQM senators, saying that the country had achieved stability through this democratic process. The Senate elections showed that the democratic process in the country was continuing without any interruption.