KARACHI: President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi Chapter and Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khurram Sher Zaman has said that PTI stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the distressed affectees and victims of the anti-encroachment operation in Karachi and they will make all out efforts at every forum to stop wrong activities taking place under this operation.
“Under the Honorable Supreme Court’s order, something else has begun in the city. I am waiting for the next bench of the Honorable Supreme Court on this particular issue as we have decided to approach the Court to raise voice on behalf of affectees as soon as the Honorable Chief Justice holds the hearing at Karachi Registry”, he added while speaking at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Vice Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Anjum Nisar, President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda, Senior Vice President Khurram Shahzad, Vice President Asif Sheikh Javaid, Chairman KCCI’s Special Committee for Small Traders Majeed Memon, Managing Committee members and a large number of affectees of the anti-encroachment drive attended the meeting.
MPA Khurram Sher Zaman categorically stated that PTI has got nothing to do with the anti-encroachment operation but it has been observed that KMC Staff and Drivers, who are part of the operation, were misguiding the public and sending a wrong message by using the phrase “Tabdeeli Agaee Hai” (Change is here) during the operation which has always been PTI’s slogan.
He, while totally rejecting Mayor Karachi’s false claim of being praised by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the anti-encroachment operation, reiterated that PTI and PM Imran Khan have got nothing to do with the anti-encroachment operation in which Karachiites and the business community were being victimized and harassed.
Giving a clear message to Mayor, he said, “PTI would never accept their activities and will not own them.”
He informed that he along with all other PTI MPAs in Sindh will be having a meeting with PM Imran Khan next week so that the Prime Minister could be acquainted about the issues of Karachi, particularly the wrong message being spread that all the anti-encroachment activities were being carried out under specific instructions from Prime Minister which was not factual at all.
“We have been constantly raising strong voice at every available forum against all the wrongdoings going on under the anti-encroachment operation and I am happy to see that I am not the only person who has been raising voice against the injustice as I see today, a lot of people standing beside me”, he added.
He said, “It seems that some kind of revenge is being taken from the citizens of Karachi as they densely voted in favor of PTI that resulted in the election of 30 MPAs and 14 MNAs from PTI therefore, they are punishing the entire city.”