MQM Archive

Looking beyond the calamity – by Imtiaz Alam: Indeed the natural and no less man-made calamity of the floods is still continuing across Pakistan. The scale of devastation is so horrendously huge and still so incalculable that no government or agency of any capacity could cope with
Sindh: Homeless, hapless and helpless – by Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur: A relative who resides in Karachi recently advised obtaining national identity cards from Karachi. His logic? “Passports may soon be needed for travel to Karachi.” I regarded this as an ominous warning though others brushed it off as a
Relief work and politics – by Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi: Pakistan has been experiencing devastating floods for the last three weeks. In a week’s time the water will start falling into the Arabian Sea, which will be the beginning of the end of the floods. However, the devastation and
TTP commander Qari Hussain threatens Karachi with suicide attacks: Source allvoices By Arif YousafzaiPESHAWAR August 7, 2010: The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has warned Muthahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) to stop hatching conspiracies against the innocent Pakhtoon living in Karachi, who are falling prey
Does the media expect the PPP to remain under influence of anesthesia? – By Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Every action has a reaction. The reaction can differ from person to person and party to party. The media especially some elements in it, like the Jang Group and now ARY, with its change of guard, have been targeting
Rewarding hate – by Nadeem F. Paracha: The more mischievous among us even prayed to the Almighty to let the Saudis fall in love with this eminent ‘Islamic scholar’ and fund his outlandish theories, leaving television viewers ever so grateful for keeping him there. But, alas,
MQM’s targeted killing strategy- By Jan Assakzai: Almost on daily basis Pakhtuns are killed in Karachi and  there is a complete silence in the media  to the plight of the beleaguered community. And the victims are dismissed as   workers of  ANP as if their blood is
MQM: Ethnicity and Politics of Violence- by Raza Habib Raja: At the onset I would like to acknowledge that I have very mixed feelings about MQM. At one hand, I like its relatively secular approach and its demonstrated commitment to denounce hardliners when everyone else was actually going for
Karachi: PPP, MQM and ANP, Sensibility Please!!- by Muqtida Mansoor:
Sayyed Raza Haider – another victim of terrorist SSP and LeJ: Sayyed Raza Haider, MQM parliamentarian and member of Shia Community was killed with his gunmen in a mosque when he was doing Wuzu (ablution) to participate in a funeral of his friend’s mother. The attackers shouted “Allah O Akbar”
Violence engulfs Karachi; after Raza Haider’s assassination:   The killing of  Raza Haider was the most high-profile in a series of slayings of party activists over the last month.  He was a senior member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Clashes that killed at least 40 people overnight
Karachi needs unity – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: جنگ ہم جیت رہے ہیں یا ہار رہے ہیں؟ سوات میں پاکستانی پرچم عین محترمہ بینظیر بھٹو شہید کی خواہش کے مطابق دوبارہ لہرا دیا گیا۔۔۔۔ ٨ سال میں فوجی آپریشن سے جو نتائج نہیں مل سکے وہ چند
Who is behind target killings in Karachi – by Kashif Aziz: Cross posted from Chowrangi Blog It is sad to watch the largest city of Pakistan, one that generates the largest chunk of revenue and provide jobs and shelter to Pakistanis from every nook and corner (and even across the
Excuses, excuses: A guide to fend off ‘lies’ about Pakistan – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Excuses, excuses By Nadeem F. Paracha Source: Dawn, 11 Jul, 2010 Here’s a brief knee-jerk guide to fend off ‘lies’ about Pakistani society becoming intolerant, delusional and paranoid. It was prepared and inspired by hours of TV-watching and passionate
The challenge of an uncertain future —Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi: The most certain feature of Pakistan’s democracy is an uncertainty of its future. The optimistic view describes the current difficulties as the issues of transition from a military-dominated political order to a participatory civilian political system, which will take
A Marxist View: MQM Punjab journey and middle class disarrays – by Dr. Lal Khan: چنگاری ڈاٹ کام 19 May 2010 پچھلے چند ماہ میں ایم کیو ایم نے اپنے آپ کو ’’ملک گیر‘‘ ’’قومی‘‘ پارٹی بنانے کا عمل تیز تر کردیا ہے۔ ا س میں کشمیر اور بلتستان میں انتخابات میں حصہ لینے
Karachi’s Beirut-style civil war – by Jan Assakzai: The MQM knows that the threat to its monopoly over street power stems from only one community — the Pakhtuns — so it has taken upon itself the task of browbeating them into submission The recent violence in Karachi
PPP-MQM relations – Ali K Chishti: Source Daily Times The crisis in Sindh is, no doubt, a very complex one. Historically, the Mohajirs have throughout kept themselves apart from the native Sindh populace — politically, socially and culturally. The powerful feudals of the PPP had
Three years of 12th May massacre: Still CJ is sleeping – by Farhad Jarral: Today is the third anniversary of a black day in the history of Pakistan. As Information Secretary of PSF District Malir, I attended the rally of PPP towards airport from District Malir Karachi to receive Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary.
MQM: A reverse order party in Pakistani political culture: Since the advent of strong vibrant media, the voice of common man is being heard, loud and clear. Common people desirous for a change, are now speaking for the change. From one corner of the country to another, they
Evolving campus politics – By Nadeem Paracha: In 1947 the only established student organisation in the newly created country of Pakistan was the Muslim Students Federation (MSF), the student-wing of the Muslim League. The Muslim League began to disintegrate as Pakistan’s first ruling party. Consequently, the
The Pakistani woman’s crusade against the system: By Sadef A. Kully Thursday, 15 Apr, 2010 KARACHI: Although, it has been twenty something odd years since Dr. Kauser Saeed Khan has been participating in and witnessing women protest for equal rights, there still seems to be some
Get well soon, Altaf Hussain: Daily Times has, today, reported about MQM leader Altaf Hussain’s serious illness and the reason why he was not able to meet President Zardari during his last trip to London. According to another blog (Jazba), Altaf Hussain suffers from
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
MQM’s form of political protest is unjustified.: The fact remains that it is the right of the provincial government to decide what the local government system is in any province. It’s unfortunate that the local government system preferred by many PPP leaders would not be as
Mubashir Lucman’s chargesheet against Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry: In an episode of Point Blank by Mubashir Lucman with Wasim Akhtar (MQM) and Fauzia Wahab (PPP), the anchor issued a bold charge-sheet against CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry stating that CJP Chaudhry should have been booked and punishable by death
Is MQM a secular and liberal party? Reality vs fantasy – by Mosharraf Zaidi: Related articles: MQM Right Wing Alliance MQM: reality vs fantasy When bodies start piling up in Karachi, the gut reaction of the Pakistani mainstream outside Karachi is to blame the MQM. This is a twenty-five year old problem. The
Klashni-country: A brief history of the Kalashinkov culture in Pakistan – by Nadeem Paracha: By late 1979, markets in the tribal regions of Pakistan were flooded with AK-47s, smuggled across by Afghan refugees. – File photo The famous Russian assault rifle, the Kalashnikov, also called the AK-47, or Klashni in the street and
Pakistan, Islam, General Kayani and One-Unit-Faith – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Smokers’ Corner: One-unit-faith By Nadeem F. Paracha Recently, while giving a speech to the Peshawar police, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said that no one could separate Islam from Pakistan. One wonders what prompted the army chief to digress, and
How did MQM foil PML-N’s anti-democratic plans on NRO – An analysis: MQM denies ever pressing for Zardari’s resignation November 3rd, 2009 – 2:30 pm ICT by ANIIslamabad, Nov.3 (ANI): The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has denied issuing any statement which asked for President Asif Ali Zardari’s resignation. According to reports,
Welcome MQM – Saleem Safi:
General Aslam Beg’s Message to Supreme Court: In his letter to Nazir Njai, General Beg admits his implict threat in his message to the Supreme Court of
Brigadier Imtiaz’s ‘get Nawaz’ conspiracy?: A recent flurry of interviews to TV channels by ex-ISI operative and ex-IB chief Brigadier (Retd) Imtiaz Ahmad Billa — at his urging — has caused discomfort in a lot of quarters. Brig Billa’s “disclosures” are flying in all
MQM holds a huge rally in Karachi against the the damaging of the Benazir memorial in Rawalpindi by the PML-N workers…: MQM rally to condemn damaging of BB’s memorial PDF Print E-mail KARACHI, March 1 (APP): The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) held a huge rally in downtown Karachi on Sunday to protest against the damaging of the memorial at the
MQM versus Imran Khan’s PTI: An interesting conversation:
MQM versus Taliban / Jamaat-e-Islami: An interesting dialogue between an Imran Khan lover and a secular Pakistani: A relevant op-ed by Abbas Ather
MQM expels Salim Shehzad: dehshatgard “Quaid” ka jo ghaddar hay, kis cheez ka haqdar hay? The countdown begins….? How can the Pakistani nation forgive the killers of 12 May 2007? KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has expelled Salim Shehzad from the party’s
Geo and ARY news blocked in Karachi and other urban parts of Sindh. Time for MQM as well as hostile media acnhors to pause and reflect…: Geo and ARY news blocked in Karachi and other urban parts of Sindh. Time for MQM as well as hostile media acnhors to pause and reflect… Let us listen to Khusnood Ali Khan as well as Salman Taseer: PM