SPLGO a conspiracy to create rift between Urdu, Sindhi people: JST
KARACHI: Jeay Sindh Tehreek (JST) President Dr Safdar Sarki has termed the approval of the Sindh Peoples Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) from Sindh Assembly a conspiracy to trigger discord between Urdu and Sindhi-speaking people.
Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday, Sarki said that the Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarian (PPP-P) and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) – whom he called ‘traitors of Sindh’ – had created a province within a province with unequal distribution of powers between mayors of all five ‘metropolitans’, since the mayor of Karachi has been given extra powers.
He maintained that the people of Sindh will resist the SPLGO till its abrogation which he said believed has divided Sindh administratively. He called upon the Urdu-speaking Sindhis to raise their voice against the SPLGO, which he called a conspiracy to fan a civil war in the province.
He said that the PPPP during its tenure had yet to do anything for the admissions of students of rural areas on merit basis in universities of the capital city of their province.
Sarki also announced that his party on October 3 would stage rallies to protest across the province against the ordinance and on October 14, they would organise a march in Karachi for which he sought support of other nationalist parties.
Abdul Fatah Channa, vice president of JST, Javed Chachar and other leaders were also present. ….
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