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June 24, 2021

MQM-P berates Sindh govt for appointing non-local officers in DMCs

 
June 24, 2021

Showing solidarity with protesting employees of the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) Central, leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday alleged that after abolishing the Sindh government laws, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) provincial government had been posting corrupt officials from interior Sindh to urban centres to mint money from their residents.

A group of MQM-P leaders, including its parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly Kunwar Naveed Jamil, MNA Osama Qadri and Abdul Waseem, attended the DMC Central employees’ protest held outside the DMC’s office in Liaquatabad.

Speaking to the protesting workers, the MQM-P leaders said the Sindh government’s attitude towards Karachi was step-motherly. “The Sindh government has given all kinds of problems to Karachi and its residents,” said Jamil.

He added that after all other atrocities, the provincial government had started harassing the employees for revenge.

“The management of all DMCs is being changed and people are being deployed from outside,” he alleged. “This government has not found any local officer for deployment.” “What is not happening all over Pakistan is happening in Sindh”, Jamil, who is also the MQM-P’s senior deputy convener, remarked.

He continued his tirade against the Sindh government by saying that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had made corrupt officers happy as at the Expo Centre, the Sindh government’s corrupt officials were selling vaccines to private hospitals and its health staff were distributing fake vaccination certificates for money. The MQM-P leader said his party would not allow the Sindh government to abuse the rights of the DMC’s employees.

Waseem, who is the MQM-P’s coordination committee member, said such protests against the Sindh government’s biased policies towards residents of Karachi would be organised across the province. “The protest is against fake appointments in government jobs on fake domiciles.” He added that both the federation and the province had been not supporting the metropolis and the PPP government had snatched the right of employment from the people of urban Sindh.

The MQM-P would organise a huge rally on July 3 against the atrocities of the provincial government, he said. “We want to tell the biased Sindh government that the progress of Pakistan is linked with the progress of Karachi.”

Qadri, who is an MQM-P MNA from District Central, said local officers understood their area’s issues better and could resolve them with the help of the communities living in the locality. He warned that in case the Sindh Local Government Board deployed officers from outside in the district, there would be protests.