|DADDY is dead. Who'll take care of us now?|
“If [MQM-Haqiqi leader] Afaq Ahmed is a criminal, then [MQM' leader] Altaf Hussain is 100-times a bigger criminal,” according to the Express Tribune Mr. Mirza bellowed. “Afaq is the second-biggest political prisoner in Pakistan after President Asif Ali Zardari.”
Soon after this statement, the MQM started the traditional violent protests. People in the city say that groups of terrorists – always waiting for orders of violent acts from the top – took to streets of Karachi, killing 17 people, including two personnel of security forces, dozens were injured while over 40 vehicles were torched.
The 24-hour mayhem and bloodshed 'mechanically' stopped when a call came from London where MQM's British national leader Altaf Hussain resides. This was done only after an apology from Minister Mirza.
People say that Minister Mirza should mind his language but they ask if Altaf Hussain was a Prophet (God forbade) against whom no one can say anything?
“Even the local TV channels are told to not touch Mr. Hussain's life in their humorous caricatures like other politician,” a media-person in Karachi said. “Journalists are scared of attacks. As the media houses have their headquarters here (Karachi) so we are told not to touch the sacred cow!”
Experts believe that due to the support of the ISI, the city is in the grip of fascists and underworld. “MQM can kill anyone after declaring them ‘blasphemer’... even those who laughs at the funny telephonic address of Altaf Hussain,” says a political activist. “The MQM has become more brutal than the ISI. Now their target-killers are everywhere not just in this unfortunate city.”
The PPP-led government is weak and due to its secret agreement with the military establishment is unable to deal with the MQM’s terror strategy. People have again requested the British government to stop one of its citizens, Altaf Hussain, who is reportedly involved in many crimes in Pakistan and is not ready to return to the country. This can save the Pakistani-British youth in the UK to avoid any revenge, whose relatives are being suffered in Karachi.
Pakistan mainstream media’s rule in this case was really shocking. “Racism became naked once again as the MQM has lost its national ground and has been reduced to the party of the 11 percent Urdu-speaking people, who have no option but to accept the tyranny of the MQM,” comments an analyst.
The media, as told earlier, can’t afford to report the truth regarding the ISI and its alleged political wing MQM in Pakistan. Never. The Jang Group is always siding with the powerful in the city. The Dawn Media Group is considered the Think-tank of the MQM.
Unfortunately, the BBC Urdu has been divided on racial grounds. Its Karachi-based reporter Wusatullah Khan, an Urdu-speaking gentleman, criticized Minister Mirza while Islamabad-based reporter Ajaz Mehar, a Sindhi-speaking gentleman, seems tilting towards the PPP while trying to keep the balance. That is a typical Pakistani-style journalism.
However, in this whole terror affair, the social media was acting brilliantly. Here are some images posted on the Facebook. No doubt, Urdu and non-Urdu-speaking people, both are suffering in Karachi due to the mafia-spies joint rule. It must come to an end now or never!
|Freedom of expression regarding Minister Mirza but Altaf Hussain is a no-go-area.|
|A citizen describes the MQM's relationship with terrorism in Karachi.|