KARACHI, Oct 24 (INP): During the session of the Sindh Assembly on Friday, a lawmaker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said the time had come for a separate province for ‘Mohajirs’.
“The Urdu-speaking people of Sindh are subject to discrimination therefore we demand a separate province for them,” MQM MPA Kamran Akhter said on the floor of the assembly. Akhter alleged that merit was not the criteria during the examination conducted for the Sindh Public Service Commission, adding that at least 8,000 students had dropped out as a result of the Centralised Admission Policy. He also presented a resolution regarding Sindh Public Service Commission. Under the resolution, he demanded the list of successful candidates of SSPC should be presented in the house.
He claimed that he was representing the people’s call for a separate province for the Urdu-speaking population of Sindh. Akhter’s statements come after the MQM parted ways with the PPP-led governments in Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well as Gilgit-Baltistan. The party chose to quit the alliance with PPP following statements from Bilawal Bhutto Zardari targeting MQM chief Altaf Hussain as well as the Karachi-based party large.