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MQM denies Altaf's statement on division of Sindh

05 January, 2014

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Saturday clarified party chief Altaf Hussain's Friday night speech delivered in Hyderabad, saying the party supremo didn't speak of Sindh's division.

Addressing a press conference, MQM's senior leaders Farooq Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui took an exception to the reaction which poured in after the speech. MQM leader Farooq Sattar said that the way they are being treated is akin to that of a step-mother.

He went on to clarify that Altaf Hussain talked about the division of resources and not of the province.

He further added that the 'Urdu-speaking' populace is being pushed to the corner.

"Altaf bhai said that the hearts of people of Hyderabad and Karachi cannot be possessed even if their lands are," he added.

Sattar also said that there was no outcry when ANP leader Wali Khan allegedly spoke of the disintegration of the country if the Kalabagh Dam project proceeded.

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that Altaf Hussain didn't demand Sindh's division instead he called for just distribution of resources among the people of Sindh.

Dismissing hue and cry over Altaf Hussain's speech, he said that the MQM supremo started his speech with "if" and told the ruling class to tell a solution to the miseries Urdu speaking Sindhi were facing.

He said the MQM supported Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) due to its love for Sindh. Speaking on the occasion, Farooq Sattar said that the provincial government is behaving like a stepmother with the MQM.

The MQM leader said that hatred was being seeded instead of love and harmony, adding that Altaf Hussain got Sindhis and Balochis elected from Azizabad.

He questioned as to how many Urdu Speaking Sindhis were given ticket in Larkana and Khairpur. He said that Hussain demanded that the Urdu speaking Sindhis be accepted as citizens of the province wholeheartedly.

"Why do we have to remind every time that we are sons of Sindh?" he asked, "nationalist parties have played Sindh card".

MQM's Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui stated that the outcry over Altaf Hussain's statements is incomprehensible as Altaf Hussain has always aligned with PPP for the sake of 'love for Sindh'.

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