KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has again advocated for new administrative units in Pakistan as a need of the hour, saying their importance could not be denied, a press statement on the party's website quoted him as saying.

Hussian was addressing a seminar organised by the Defence-Clifton Residence Committee on “The Need of New Administrative Units” and reiterated his demand of creating new administrative units in the country.

The MQM chief insisted that the issue should not be scrutinised or viewed with prejudice, but rather discussed with an effort to assess the ground realities of present times.

He said it was unfortunate that the issue was being deliberately avoided and being viewed with abhorrence.

Hussain also commended the speeches of intellectuals and journalists regarding the creation of new administrative units and acknowledged that such speeches were significant and should be preserved in booklets to be distributed among the youth to create awareness.