A lawmaker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said the time had come for a separate province for the ‘Mohajirs’.
“The Urdu-speaking people of Sindh are subjected to discrimination therefore we demand a separate province for them,” MQM MPA Kamran Akhter said on the floor of the Sindh assembly on Friday.
Akhter alleged that merit was not the criteria during the examination conducted for the Sindh Public Service Commission, adding that at least 8,000 students had dropped out as a result of the centralised admission policy. He claimed that he was representing the people’s call for a separate province for the Urdu-speaking population of Sindh.
Akhter’s statements came after the MQM parted ways with the PPP-led governments in Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well as Gilgit-Baltistan. The party chose to quit the alliance with the PPP following statements from Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari targeting MQM chief Altaf Hussain as well as the party itself.