MQM and Karachi

Leaders and Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) often call their party a secular political party and believer of democratic dispensation. But some times they give such statements it becomes hard to believe that they are secular party.

This is what has happened once again when MQM district Vice President Bao Muhammad Anwar was killed in Sialkot on couple of days before by unknown assailants. At the death of Anwar, Altaf Hussain suspended the Rabita committee and appointed a new convener who will now form a new committee. Although Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif phoned Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad to condole Anwar’s death and has vowed to arrest the criminals as soon as possible. A similar promise was made when one of the MQM’s MNAs Tahira Asif was killed a few months back in Lahore. So far neither has the killer been apprehended nor is the fate of the investigation into the case known. But Altaf Hussain said that he would not allow to the ministers belonging to Punjab province to enter into Sindh province, if the killings of MQM workers would not be stopped in Punjab. Such extreme statements would spread chaos and hatred among the people living in different provinces at a time when we see growing division on the ethnic, regional and linguistic basis.


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