MQM-P honours Orangi Town’s resilience
KARACHI: In a historic gathering, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) paid tribute to the resilient spirit and remarkable history of Orangi Town, celebrating its unique journey of double migration for Pakistan.
Distinguished leaders of MQM-P addressed the assembly, collectively reaffirming the pivotal role played by Orangi Town in Pakistan’s creation.
MQM-P Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui the spoke with a profound reflection on Orangi Town’s distinctive narrative. Described by some as the largest slum in the world, Orangi Town’s story is intertwined with the very essence of Pakistan.
The people of Orangi Town are children of brave souls who migrated twice for Pakistan, once from India in 1947 and then from Bangladesh in 1971, said Siddiqui. The people of Orangi Town stand with the Ideology of Pakistan, he said.
“Orangi Town,” Dr Siddiqui further remarked, “carved an indispensable role in creating and preserving Pakistan. Their remarkable journey is one that merits scholarly recognition; indeed, a doctoral thesis would be apt.”
MQM-P Senior Deputy Convener Syed Mustafa Kamal took the stage with fervour underscoring the prevailing significance of Orangi Town in MQM’s resurgence. “Orangi Town, today, stands as the vanguard, leading the triumphant return of MQM and the reclamation of the city,” he proclaimed.
In a spirited oration, Kamal continued, “Today’s assembly in Orangi Town unequivocally declares that the future belongs to them.” He said that during the MQM era, Karachi was among the 12 fastest growing cities in the world, while in the last 15 years, this city has become one of the four worst cities in the world.
He said that MQM’s efforts increased by 730,000 people, due to which one more seat in the National Assembly and three seats in the Provincial Assembly were increased. For anyone to become the Chief Minister, it will be necessary to conquer the heats of Karachi’s voters, he said.
Senior Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar said, “today’s rally indicates that kites will rule the skies on Election Day.” He further delved into the critical issue of water supply in Orangi Town, expressing concern over unfortunate incidents that obstructed water supply from Hub Dam.
Senior Deputy Convener Nasreen Jalil lamented the obstacles faced during efforts to realize essential projects and underscored the importance of a robust local government system. “Karachi,” she stated, “urgently needs a robust local government system, the cornerstone for solving its challenges.”
Coordination Committee Member Syed Aminul Haq delved into the pressing concerns facing the community, particularly highlighting issues related to NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority).
“NADRA,” he affirmed, “has blocked the identity cards of Orangi Town residents, a critical concern that MQM Pakistan pledges to address.” This gathering serves as a testament to MQM Pakistan’s dedication to community progress and underscores the pivotal role of Orangi Town in the party’s mission.