Addressing thousands of protestors here, MQM leaders said that the new LG system was a conspiracy to divide Sindh. Describing the new law as a black law, they said that it was a conspiracy to split the province on administrative basis.
MQM Deputy Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said: “We have gathered here to reject the new LG law, not democracy.” “Some people want MQM to boycott the LG elections. But if it happens, nobody would be able to contest.” He said that if the government will try to place on the wall the whole wall will fall. He said if the decisions would not be made in assembly it would be made on the roads. He said that those who dream of better future have thronged the roads. Siqququi said that the MQM would protect the voters rights.
Senior MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that any law in conflict with Article 140 A was unconstitutional and undemocratic. Faisal Sabzwari said that the PPP want to place a Jiala mayor in Karachi, adding that the MQM is the representative of the people of cities and will not allow anyone to snatch the mandate through delimitations. Faisal Sabzwari said that the provincial government was misusing the public funds and it was behaving like a treasure snake but MQM would resist any misconduct.
Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hasan has said that they reject Sindh local government amendment bill, recently passed by Sindh Assembly amid opposition’s protest. Raja Izhar termed this as a ‘black law’ and said that except a single party, all other parties have rejected this bill and challenged it in the court. He was optimistic about getting justice from the court.
The MQM leader said: “we are hopeful the courts will provide justice and declare the law that usurps rights of people as void.” He said the government made such laws to crush the opponents; however, he added that this is 2013 and not 1992.
The MQM leaders said that their peaceful protest would continue unless the black law was not completely withdrawn in Sindh.