|Gen. Kayani (left) Altaf Hussain (center) and Asif Zardari|
The official website of the organization reported: "CPJ is concerned by the emerging details of this case, which is being watched closely by the international community. Given the circumstances, we call for the appointment of an independent committee to investigate this murder," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asia program coordinator. "Pakistan has a record of impunity which they must overcome."
Similarly, a comment on the brutal typical assassination of the journalist at the Pakistani Press Google Group said: "The CPJ issued statement from New York but PFUJ of Pervaiz Shaukat and Amin Yousaf is failed to even condemn the killing of innocent journalist and HRCP is also not ready to demand a proper probe in this case. Why because MQM is behind this murder or MQM is being nominated. Where are these journalist leaders. I just want to remind our journalists fellows how our leadership have two faces and the way they appease MQM."
Another comment said: “MQM is again in ground after SC (Supreme Court) verdict. They want to warm again journalists and their rivals.”
These comments and public debates (mainstream media is reportedly being terrorized by the MQM-ISI joint target-killers to keep silent) say a lot about the terror of the "mafia-like party" and its British passport-holder leader, Altaf Hussain.
Before this gruesome murder in Lahore, a journalist, Wali Khan Baber, was killed in Karachi and the accused killers reportedly told a Joint Investigative Team that they belonged to the MQM.
Recently, The Terrorland group blogs had published a series of posts (see links at the end of this post) on the MQM and its links with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). In some posts, the British government was also criticized for sheltering a man accused of heinous crimes and held responsible for the suffering of people in Pakistan's financial hub, Karachi, which consequently paralyzes the whole country.
In this regard, a post, MQM-ISI joint death-squad at work in Karachi, had earned the rage of both the military establishment and MQM. Analysts firmly believe (but can't express it openly due to fear of life) that without the support of the military establishment especially the ISI, the MQM can't even move in Karachi. "Generals have always used MQM and Altaf Hussain for their nefarious designs and personal gain," said an analyst. "That's why Altaf says that the troika of Pakistan Army, ISI and MQM can defeat even the Super Powers."
Besides the media, judiciary, security officers, politicians and common people in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari and Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani also seem fearful of Altaf Hussain, "who runs a global terror network from London". That is why neither the so-called elected government nor the powerful military establishment is ready to take any action against the MQM or its target-killers brigade.
"From the Taliban and Al Qaeda to MQM and Zaid Hamid, the ISI runs different and apparently opposing terror brigades. They believe in no religion, values or laws. They are sick and criminals with a sick and sinister mission to conquer the world."
After the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s recent verdict on violence in Karachi, people feel that the highest court is also helpless regarding the MQM... after a three-hour televised threat of Altaf Hussain, some people believe things dramatically changed! "Altaf is more terrifying than the globally declared terrorist outfits."
It’s said that the British government has enough grounds to indict Altaf Hussain in the Dr. Imran Farooq assassination case, but the strategically lukewarm behavior of the Pakistani government/establishment is the biggest hurdle in this regard.
Why President Zardari and Army Chief Gen. Kayani are unable to take action against Altaf Hussain? Why they fear the MQM the most?
Analysts have different reasons in this regard but, again, no one has the courage to express them publicly as the MQM target-killers network, with the help of the ISI, is becoming stronger even outside Karachi. But before giving some of the possible reasons here, it’s pertinent to quote a paragraph from Habib Sulemani’s article Who killed Benazir Bhutto—Zardari or Kayani? The writer had counted four hypotheses about the assassination of the former Prime Minister and spouse of President Zardari. One hypothesis was sub-titled as “joint venture” that says:
“The military regime (along with allies PML-Q and MQM) and Mr. Zardari (with current Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Law Minister Baber Awan) were on board regarding the assassination plot of Ms. Bhutto. Mr. Zardari's release from jail under suspicious circumstances was a part of this joint venture. The military regime had allowed him to go out of the country to join his family in exile according to the criminal strategy!”
Just think about this notion keeping in mind the circumstances of the time when former military dictator Gen. Musharraf was still in Islamabad's President House… And now keep the current situation in mind, and think about the following possibilities:
- Altaf Hussain has got some secrets of President Zardari and Gen. Kayani (he has publicly hinted about it).
- Altaf is not only blackmailing the civilian government and military establishment but is also dictating organizations like the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
- The ISPR issued a press statement about the 1992-military operation in Karachi under MQM pressure—the statement has reportedly affected the moral and credibility of the Pakistan Army very badly in the country.
- Pakistan is not co-operating with the British government regarding Dr. Imran’s assassination due to the typical blackmailing of Altaf.
- The “shocking court verdict” was therefore under the “doctrine of necessity” so nothing would be done in the Faisal Qureshi assassination case like the Wali Khan Baber and hundreds of thousands of other cases of terrorism in Pakistan.
There are also some very important impressions about the troika: Zaradari, Kayani and Altaf. Some of them are:
- Pakistani government and establishment both want to get rid of Altaf Hussain but can't do any legal or typical action against him or his party as he lives abroad, is a British citizen and has been part of the "joint ventures" as they don't think their actions as 'crimes' due to their self-styled "national interest".
- Sindhi leader Zulfiqar Mirza seems the only daring man who talks about Altaf and his MQM on behalf of the government and military establishment. "His bravery is due to ISI's double game."
- All the three bigwigs (Zaradari, Kayani and Altaf) are active in overt or covert 'operations' against their rivals but they are also fighting against each other secretly...
People in this terrorizing country are waiting for the end of the current terror-drama on the national stage... Let's see who stabs whom in the back, and who comes out as the ultimate survivor?
Related must-read posts which enraged both the ISI and MQM:
- MQM-ISI joint death-squad at work in Karachi
- Karachi violence attempt to divert public attention from generals
- Mirza! Mind your language but, is Altaf Hussain a holy cow?
- My city is in a monster's hands that lives across the ocean!