Zubair Ahmad Khan of the MQM said the youth of Hyderabad is eagerly waiting for the new budget allocations for a university there. Khan demanded provision for the university and stressed on the importance of building ambulance and fire stations between Hyderabad and Ghotki at every 60 km. Poonjo Mal Bheel, also of the MQM, urged the government to treat all parts of the province at par. He demanded the peasant courts to be established on the lines of labor courts in the interior of the province. He also highlighted the availability of potable water to people living near the border in Thar.
In the meanwhile, MQM’s nationwide referendum on whether the party should join the PPP-led government in Sindh convinced MQM leadership to occupy the Opposition benches. Sources confirm that almost 80% people voted against joining the government.