Groping for an answer
The local MQM leadership was left groping for answers – once again – as the London-based party supremo suggested the division of Sindh into Sindh One and Sindh Two. In a jalsa (public meeting) to mark the beginning of the party’s local bodies election campaign, Altaf Hussain suggested that the province be split into two parts. He demanded equal rights for Urdu and Sindhi-speaking people of Sindh and threatened that the demand for a separate province could quickly turn into a demand for a separate country for Urdu speakers of Sindh.
This statement came on the heels of another similar demand raised by Hussain in an election meeting in Hyderabad. In fact, it was the third time in less than three months that such a demand was raised by the party chief.