KARACHI, Jan 27: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has called upon the central executive committee of his party to restructure its organisational set-up in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa keeping in view the social values of the areas and prepare a list of candidates from Punjab for the general election.
Addressing a joint meeting of the MQM CEC, Lahore zonal committee and Rabita committee in Lahore, he said the party would field candidates in all constituencies in Punjab.
According to a press release issued here, he said establishment of a new province was a long-standing demand of the people of southern Punjab and the MQM would continue its struggle in this regard.
The meeting adopted a resolution expressing concern over declining law and order in Punjab, particularly Lahore.
Mr Hussain said the MQM wanted to put the country on the path of progress and prosperity by ensuring national security and to empower educated and honest people belonging to the poor and middle classes.
He said he wanted to make the country truly democratic in accordance with the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal.
Mr Hussain urged the people to donate generously to the MQM for setting up its office in Islamabad.
He also prayed for the health of former cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz who is a member of the CEC.—APP