Love and Hate Story of MQM and Establishment

The term ‘Establishment’ is used for military and law enforcement agencies in Pakistan. Intellectuals, analysts, politicians and media men uses this term for Pakistan military or army but another word ‘boys’ is also in common use for army in Pakistani media.
The military establishment of Pakistan has always been a powerful and very disciplined institute throughout. The mighty establishment only experienced a powerful resistance during MRD movement led by PPP and pro-nationalists groups against General Zia-ul-haq.

Some analysts and ex-intelligence servicemen say the mighty godfather general Zia-ul-haq was behind the making of his godchild Altaf Hussain to counter MRD and Jeay Sindh Tahreek in Sindh.

But things never remain same for all the time so after the demise of general Zia-ul-haq, Altaf Hussain got some freedom and established his own kind of establishment consisting intelligence and militant wings, sectors, units and the recruiters like zimedaran who were made to operate under a command and control of different committees responsible to one single entity Altaf Bhai.

This herculean godchild was always in giggles holding snakes in his hands for his opponents and enemies. He crushed any of the head who arose to challenge his monstrous world but gradually he become oblivion and went on forgetting that he was dipped into the river of establishment by general Zia-ul-haq holding him from heel, fateful one, the Achilles’ heel.

It is said after getting their job done this brainchild of general zia-ul-haq was abandoned by establishment and he was picked up and adopted by international godfathers offering him lollypop of ‘promised land’, “Jinnah Pur’ or Mohajir province”

International godfathers have their own agendas and plans for south Asia, especially and specifically for India and Pakistan.

This international establishment needs kings and Queens, knights and bishops, rooks and pawns for their playing field and master plan.

People say the author of ‘Philosophy of love’ once saw a dream of becoming a father of nation of muslim migrants from India to Pakistan. So for this aim he chose to become a pawn for his international masters for a loath of land promising his name to be among fathers of nation.

So far this author has been succeeded in getting a name plaque:

 ‘Altaf Hussain University’ in Hyderabad Sindh.

NOW this has become a story of past perfect tense that who supports who and what is what in case of MQM. 

The half and full blown operation against the militant wing of MQM was no more a wishful thinking of establishment but a need of time to call the MQM to account. 

In the recent years MQM was in worst of its crisis and every other day was an uphill task for its party workers to defend their supremo’s words and verdicts hurled through media.

This was first time in the history of MQM that party’s loyals felt compelled to say:

 “We want destination not the leader” 

Seems after the bulk of apologies by Mr. Hussain it was difficult for  establishment to decide which apology of Altaf Hussain should let be gone.

Finally the company ditched him after the many years of service.

“Refugees’ return”

An opinion by @omarwaraich in Sunday Dawn newspaper on plight of Afghan refugees their woes and atrocities done by Pakistani police on refugees is a truest to the facts story of current situation. 
I have been living in the vicinity near to afghan refugees and was part of research study on Afghans living in outskirts camps in Karachi the topmost and loudest cry they made along with many adversities of life was a harassment of Police, their cruel attitude and inhuman conduct towards afghans.

As an ex-employee of a hospital i know afghans were not treated on equal terms in Pakistani hospitals they were not entitled to patients welfare services because they do not have Pakistani ID. I know many cases personally, they were left to die miserable deaths.

Being here for almost 40 years, their one generation know nothing about Afghanistan, born here, raised here, grown here somehow educated here, they feel more Pakistani than afghani themselves. 

Pakistan being a signatory to international laws must abide the laws and protect the honor, respect and property of afghans on its land as it is obliged to comply with its promise.

Omar Waraich’s column is must read on Afghan refugees plight.

​”Trauma of Independence”

May be for later generations who were born after 1947, celebrating “Independence Day” on both sides of border is a day of joy and jubilation and that must be….!!

But what about those who wrote, “Train to Pakistan” “Toba Tek Singh” “The weary generations” not to mention many who suffered the wounds of partition and left describable and indescribable scars of those traumatic vulnerabilities in history, a bloody history. ..!?

The 14th and 15th August are still suffocating days for al those innocent and vulnerable souls who went through lot of suffering and experienced the atrocities of partition and became traumatised til their last breath.

What this Independence gave people of that time??

Bloody riots, massacres, homelessness, murders, rapes and shattered families, mass migration and refugee camps and haunting  nightmares.?

Millions of people who became strangers in their native land within a one night ???

Those poor souls suffered the long-lasting traumas of Independence which snatched their Independence 69 years ago….

Happy Independence Day…!!

​Not A Day To Celebrate. …??

Today when we look down at the map of Pakistan in past 69 years what we find just the spots of blood and bullets marks.

There is less to celebrate and rejoice but to think are we the same nation once we were at the time of independence !!

Today map of Pakistan is either red or black not the green or white, a deep cry and sadness linger on its face and features. 

A wounded and vulnerable surface of map of this land sings the songs of sorrow and sadness, assassinations and excessive killings, jails, imprisonment, hangings and humiliations.

Bullet riddled bodies of innocent people and deprivation of rights to indigenous people. …

Following the bombs, blasts and suicide explosions, non stop sectarian violence founded, funded and nurtured by Zia regime. 

Zia’s legacy of Islamisation sew such a breed of Frankensteins that today’s state of Pakistan seems tired to crop this Jihadist militancy and find no place to dump that old stinky garbage of Islamist militants. 

It would take years ahead when we would see from heaven people crawling around, creeping and walking using such rare words to one another :

What a peace on this land….!!

What a harmonious society..!!

What a tranquility of environment..! ?? ?

پر ائين ڪڏھن ڪڏھن ٿيندو آھي

صبح جو ناشتي کان پوءِ

مان پڙھڻ چاھيندو آھيان

اخبارن جا ڪالم ۽ رھجي ويل خبرون

۽ پوءِ ڪو نه ڪو ڪتاب

يا ڪتابن جا رھجي ويل حصا

مان ڳولي رکندو آھيان پينون ۽ ڪاغذ

ڪجھ لکڻ لاءِ

ذھن ۾ ايندڙ ڪنھن به اوچتي خيال کي

نظم جي صورت ۾ يا نثر جي صورت ۾

پنھنجي لکڻين کي ھڪ دفعو ٻيھر پڙھندو آھيان

درست ڪندو آھيان

پوءِ وري پڙھڻ لڳندو آھيان

انھيءَ لکڻ پڙھڻ ۽ صبح جي ناشتي کان پوءِ

وري سمھڻ دوران 

مان توکي وساري ڇڏيندو آھيان

يا ائين سمجھ

تون مون کي ھرگز ياد نه ايندي آھين

پر ائين ڪڏھن ڪڏھن ٿيندو آھي

ڏس مان ڪيڏو سيلفش آھيان

جو توکي وساري ويھندو آھيان

پر ائين ڪڏھن ڪڏھن ٿيندو آھي…….؟

“MQM and Mohajir Politics”

We all see the existence of MQM as a political party is losing its ground among masses in Urban Sindh. 

A party which made its Fort on the foundation of ethnic lines, it grew large and large and made the Mohajir (urdu speaking) populated areas its main stronghold and maintained their hold through force and coercion showing the iron fist of its supremo  chalking  the street walls with hate mongering slogans :

ایم کیو ایم میں آنے کا راستہ ہے جانے کا نہیں

جو قائد کا غدار ہے وہ موت کا حقدار ہے

کراچی میں رہنا ہے تو الطاف الطاف کہنا ہے

Not to mention other hate mongering slogans which annoyed other communities and led to confrontational politics in province.

MQM claims that it is a party of masses representing middle class and common people living in Urban Sindh and fight for their rights. 

The opponents of MQM blame for and call it a terrorist organisation which keeps its street power and electoral politics alive through tactics of coercion, collecting Zakat, contributions, donations and animal hides for running party affairs and bearing expenditures of London house where it’s supremo Altaf Hussain aka Bhai lives in self exile. 

MQM always have had a good presence in provincial and federal assemblies and had a greater time in power corridors. 

MQM flourished at exceptional level during the period of General Parvez Musharaf who showered upon them many windfalls for his own political motives.

MQM chose Mustafa Kamal as the mayor of Karachi during the tenure of  General Parvez Musharaf no doubt Karachi saw it’s progress, development in forms of bridges, flyovers, roads and family parks. This somehow created the soft corner and changed the impression of MQM from a terrorist organisation to mature political party among urban dwellers.

Based on its ethenic ideology MQM picked a fight with every community living in karachi and urban parts of Sindh. They spared none, Sindhi Mohajir riots, Pakhtun Mohajir riots, conflicts with Balochs, they even never spared Mohajir themselves too whoever came their  way with dissent ideas made laid to rest peacefully. This kind of politics caused disintegration of mother party and a splinter group came out from their ribs MQM  (Haqiqi).

Altaf Hussain created a personality cult by the time and was called Pir Altaf but he was more popular as Altaf Bhai than Pir Saheb. 

It is said MQM (Haqiqi ) was created by the establishment when Altaf Hussain refused to bow down with every wish he was asked to fulfill. So establishment thought to teach a lesson to a greater evil by the help of a lesser evil.

After realizing he was used by establishment to counter Sindhi nationalists version of politics, later in his addresses Altaf Hussain admitted that Sindhi Mohajir riots were brainchild of establishment who used MQM cleverly against Sindhi nationalists and MQM’s dream to cleanse Sindhi from major cities of Sindh  was just a historical mistake and he went on to call ‘Sindhi Mohajir Bhai Bhai’ ‘Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Ki Dharti Aman Ki Dharti’ and Sindh is our motherland.

When MQM entered the power politics they never been at ease with any political party that’s why they separate their ways almost with every government and play their bargaining game cleverly. But this card playing politics have reduced MQM from a party to a pressure group. 

MQM wants a Mohajir province and  sees Altaf Hussain as their father and Altaf Hussain dreams to be a new Mujeeb Rehman of Mohajir community as a father of nation.

Interestingly the demand for Mohajir province has never been taken seriously  by political leadership or military establishment so far. As there seems an ample evidence against MQM  getting funding from India and other powers who have their vicious intentions for this region.

Recently Ranjers led operation has cleaned a great number of criminal elements in karachi. Operation was a demand from all sections of society and law enforcement agencies claimed in many JITs that the criminalization has backing of all political parties and MQM is a major stakeholder to this.

In all such scenario one can assess the political existence of MQM whose supreme leader is now in ailing condition he is away from media coverage his loyal workers and party members have gone in hideouts, few of them have joined hands with Mustafa Kamal, Rabita committee is no more active and functional one can feel the anxiety of its upper leadership who finds two faced giant to face. So let’s see whether MQM is going to sing a recessional song or it will survive the transient crisis and would strike back.

Dare to Ask 

Dare to Ask……………………………………..?

Dear Mr. Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I hope this would not be taken as personal or private but in favor of public.

I being a voter of PPP feel it guilty if I do not raise my voice for the criminal  negligence and bankruptcy by PPP local leaders or so called MPAs and MNAs of our constituencies who enjoy all save curse of people.

This is no wonder or surprise when a common PPP worker viz Jiyala  (as PPP has lot of uncommon workers as well whose only liking is uncommon liking for money ) sports Zardari-Smile and utters : (ملک زرداری کھا گیا)

means so what if we plunder too???

So it’s no more than a rhetoric :

“PPP’s Legacy”   “Party of Martyers” 

“Bhuttoism”  “Legendary Politicians”

But pragmatically PPP has been transformed into a party of plunderers,  looters and full time opportunists and big number of  flaterers.

Today we have left SMBB, ZAB far behind and our role model is “سب پے بھاری زرداری”  So Zardari is merely Rehtoricism, Plunderism and Give-N-Take- ism…..!!

What this Give and take – ism politics has given Sindh and what it  has taken from its people? ?

At least I have not seen any monumental work by PPP as party and government.

In last eight years except so calked give and take with MQM, chaos in karachi, broken gutters in Hyderabad, scarcity of water in Sukkur, dust in Larkana, booming business in Nawab Shah  (with exception) dacoity being everyday occurrence in upper Sindh and lastly celebrating 5000 old civilization of Indus valley, dust to dust ashes to ashes.

An employee in TMO office Mehar and resident of a surrounding village wailed and vociferated how the local PPP leaders from their constituencies has boomed their personal business here and there.

Yes, here and there.

Saying what were they ‘out of power’ once with only a single old pajero and now number of big vehicles of Millions rupees are at their disposal. Not to talk of their banglows, plots and other properties here except recently purchased flats and property  in Dubai then he utters again, “سب پے بھاری زرداری”

Evidencing his stand, he says :

I only plead to Mr. Chairman to take notice of People’s woes, inspect and investigate the past of PPP leaders what they were before eight years and what they have gained after same years.

Inspect and investigate :

What were the situation of streets, lanes, roads, water pipelines, sewerage and drainage system of towns of Mehar and K.N.Shah tallukkas eight years ago and what they display today? ??

If the situation of these towns and villages show you better changes, progress, prosperity and development during PPP reign then it should be shown to public through media to make them known what PPP has done for them.

But if the situation is contrary to above fact then MPAs and MNAs of these constituencies must be brought to justice unveling their accumulated wealth for utilization of public services of concerned areas.

​”British Prime Minister and Classic  Example of Asad Kharal”

Recently we saw the images of departed PM of Britain Mr. David Cameron leaving his office and loading and picking up his own belongings.

Such acts of kindness we see or get done by labourers in our societies at official levels. 

What this image sent a message to the masses here and there? It might not be a something new or exceptional in Western countries but in eastern it was just a wonder to see.

 This image was shared by thousands of people on social media sites with thousands of

 “likes” “Opinions” “Comments” “Viewes”

Comparing the rulers and politicians of 3rd World countries enjoying the life of 1st World countries using public money of their people. 

So the symbolic image conveyed that changes come from upper side, people follow their leaders and rulers, give their examples.

What we have to follow? 

The luxurious life of our rulers. The result is in form of Asad Kharal a clerk in public  dept of Sindh Govt. It is said Asad Kharal has made millions of rupees and personal properties following his leaders.

We have many Asad Kharal types in public departments of Sindh Government. 

Anyone who has come across the District Treasury departments can find where every clerk or officer is millionaire with luxury of all perks privileges extracted from people in order to get their job done regardless of legal or illegal justifications. 

#SindhGovernment #Corruption #PPP  #Ranjers #AsadKharals #Investigation

“Political Agents of People’s Party and deplorable condition of towns of Sindh”

​I think PPP still has power to change the form and shape of towns in Sindh. Being a largest party, roots in masses and with no opposition forces or parties PPP still lacks the morality, credibility and real support in Sindh. 

This is not just a cry but a fact and reality that the town bodies (Town committee/municipalities) who are responsible to run the local governments receive funds of Millions of rupees for their monthly budgets but show zero progress, development and change for better except recruiting fake sanitary workers against real sanitary workers. 

Among the top towns hit by massive  floods in 2010, Khair Pur Nathan Shah town faced the havoc of floods. It was so devastating that left the city many years back to 1942 when a flood of same magnitude hit the town what it bounced back in 2010.

Let’s not talk about the destruction, devastation and harms played by floods, as the inch by inch detail is documented in newspapers and electronic media of that time. 

Political Owners of the Town..?

Pakistan People’s Party with its Legharies, Butts, Junejas and Mahesars  and Jatoi  (opponents of PPP ) are the godfathers of this area. People have been choosing them almost in every new election and support them even there’s worse performance at all levels  (May be having no other option to it and love for Bhuttos, some jobs for workers are reasons of their perpetual support )

Infrastructure? ??

Let’s leave hundreds of issues aside. Take one example of main road linking Larkana to Karachi, the main source of transport linking many other towns and villages with this main road got 6 years to completion.(But still it is not completed) 

We will not talk here about the surrounding Villages and other towns’ terrible condition. 

But we will elect Mahesars, Junejas, Butts and Legharies in next election with largest processions and fanfare. 

Why???

Because they are godfathers and political agents of PPP.

​”Ramazan a chance for sinner like me”

The way one should observe the holy month of Ramazan I hardly go that way. But for some years I have been waiting for this blessed month like I wait for Friday these days. 

Friday being a big day for Muslims once in a week and Ramazan as blessed month once in a year. 

I try to follow the sacred month according it’s sanctity but truth is that I never succeed, being weak humanbeing I stumble upon and fall in pits and falls of sins, nevertheless I find Allah Subhan wa Tauala’s grace abundant and His mercy protect me and covers my misdeeds. 

The holy book Quran first time revealed in this month and in the night of Laylat al Qadr  (Night of decree or great value ).

Quran narrates the many events, stories and situations of earlier Prophets their nations their good deeds and wrath of Allah upon wrong doers and rewards for good people. 
So Ramazan is best month to read and recite Quran and it’s meaning with interpretation. 

This month give us opportunity to introspect our own actions, self reflection, and correct our behavior with our fellow beings, repentance, helping others and how to find grace of Allah and how to attain love of Almighty. 

I pray to Allah may He grant me strength to keep all fasts of this holy month and may I sweep bits of His blessings and many rewards  to my hem and house. 

Ameen!