MQM disappoints over PM lack of interest in Karachi


KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) termed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Karachi on Wednesday ‘disappointing’ and said it was regrettable that he showed a ‘lack of interest’ in solving the basic problems of the city.


In a statement, the MQM coordination committee said there was hope that the prime minister would announce some real relief measures for the people of Karachi to save them from the menace of loadshedding and water shortage, but he made no such announcement.

It said the prime minister did not even bother to visit any hospital to inquire after the heatstroke patients.

“This attitude of the Sindh and federal governments with a city which generates 70 per cent of the country’s revenue is not only regrettable but discriminatory,” the statement said, adding: “It will increase the already existing sense of deprivation among the people of Karachi.”