KARACHI: The Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Saturday announced its manifesto for the 2018 general elections.
MQM convenor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, while presenting the manifesto, said that it was imperative to develop a plan against terrorism and extremism. He said democracy cannot flourish in a feudalistic society.
He said they should be a democratic system where a labourer represents the labour class, and the nation will progress on a democratic path. “We want a democracy where everyone has equal right to representation,” he said.
Siddiqui said that MQM has always raised its voice for democracy, and has sent middle-class youth to parliament. “Demoracy should reach the streets and neighbourhoods, and it is imperative that power should trickle down.”
He said that a crippled local bodies system was given in Sindh, and that Pakistan need good governance. He called for increasing administrative units in Sindh.
He said that that power should be devolved to district-level under Article 140, and there should be long-term reforms in the Police force. He said that the current democracy was based on dynastic and dictatorial politics.
He said that provision of education was the foremost responsibility of the government.