After the recent developments in Imran Farooq murder case and MQM’s alleged links to RAW which have been surfaced recently, party is on the back foot. Particularly MQM is facing unprecedented pressure from within Pakistan and from United Kingdom as well.
After these developments MQM was the topic of talk shows, MQM complained of being put on a media trial as political rivals were using the allegations to defame the party. But some allegations could not be taken lightly particularly after Tariq Mir a leader of MQM reported confessional statement in the UK.
Leader of MQM Altaf Hussain on his telephonic address to the party workers in Karachi tried to answer some of the criticism. He denied all sort of links to Indian intelligence agency. When it comes to brushing aside the allegations every party has the right to do so. But MQM chief perceived some conspiracy to impose minus-one formula and he would be removed from the leadership of his party. He said that if someone tried to do so, there would be a war on the street of Karachi. Obviously this statement should be a cause for concern for the people of Karachi.
In the recent history of the city, Karachi has witnessed enough bloodshed caused by number of factors including political, ethnic and sectarian. While strikes and forced shutdowns have had a debilitating effect on normal life, as well as Karachi’s economy.
Altaf Hussain needs to understand that he has the right to clear party’s name from allegations through legitimate channels but publicly predictions of the violence outbreak are unacceptable. Karachi has seen enough bloodletting and certainly does not need to witness any more. Leader of MQM needs to understand the sensitivity of the matter and should refrain to pass inappropriate statements.