Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj-ul-Haq has alleged that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are backing the tanker mafia and land mafia in Karachi
He was addressing the ‘Karachi Bachao March’ to protest against the Local Government Amendment Bill passed by the Sindh Assembly twice, first in November and then in December.
He said that no one will be allowed to deprive the people of Karachi of their due rights.
Criticising Sindh’s local bodies law, he said that all the powers have been kept by the chief minister and that city’s mayor is only left with the authority to “sweep the city.”
The Jamaat-e-Islami has been staging protests against the Local Government Amendment Bill since December 1 and has announced to go to court against it.
The march began at 3pm from Mazar-e-Quaid and ended at KMC Building.
“We are not protesting as a hobby as other parties do, but will get the rights of Karachi with the support of citizens,” said Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman.
He said the protestors would not head back to homes after the march but the party will announce an action plan against the Local Government Amendment Bill.
Later he announced that JI would stage a sit-in before the Sindh Assembly on December 31.
He said the Pakistan Peoples Party was again sowing the seeds of racism, and urged the people of Karachi to unite.