Mohajir Qaumi Jirga holds sit-in for rights

KARACHI: Mohajir Qaumi Jirga held a sit-in outside Karachi Press Club on Sunday for acceptance of their rights.

Jirga members and supporters form different walks of life participated in the protest. They were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans for the rights. The protest was led by Jirga Charmain Suhail Hashmi. Justice retired Wajihuddin also attended the protest.

The leaders said the political parties had failed to provide basic rights to the people of Karachi. “MQJ is a Karachi based organization which works for the welfare of Urdu speaking citizens. The organization is willing to participate in the next coming election.” Wajihuddin said that it was the responsibility of government to provide its citizens with basic rights.

Women representatives Sunbal Rani, Zareen Usmani and others also addressed the sit-in.