A post for MQM apologists
August 28, 2009 § 14 Comments
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk over the innocence of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a large political party at Karachi. The bomb exploded with Brigadier Imtiaz’s ‘revelation’ of the ‘conspiracy’ that was plotted against MQM by Nawas Sharif and co. back in the years, leading to the massacre of it’s some 15000 members, allegedly.
As it goes, I personally take no liking to any politician in our country. And with this skeptic view, I also take a liking to discuss the ‘holy cows’ of others since I simply can’t take the fact that some people can so persistenly play ignorant to the bare facts.
So here are my few contentions over the whole MQM fiasco. And I assure my readers they won’t either be misplaced or irrational.
First of all, I would point to the fact that with the very creation of this party, Karachi’s peace becomes a thing of past. Can some MQM-apologist let me know how did the tide turn with this inception?
I agree MQM has improved it’s outlook over the years and I really appreciate the many present-day reforms it had done to re-do the city of Quaid – however, if we want to discuss the past, let’s just discuss it in it’s entirety. MQM was also in power back in years while Mr. Sharif was not – give me few valid online links or proofs from history which shall reveal to me how actively MQM pursued the case of it’s 15000 deads when it had the oppurtunity. Mr. Ghauri may very enthusiastically on TV shows (which are pathetic anyway) claim they did so when they were in power in Mr. Musharraf’s reign but to be honest, MQM was far more interested in their power politics in Mushy’s era than to have spent a considerable amount of their energies to go for this great ‘conspiracy.’
What’s more, it’s quite a stunt to gain a short-cut popularity in today’s world by blurting out a highly controversial statement on electronic media. I look at Brig. Imtiaz’s statement with a highly skeptic view, considering if what he claims was the case, the guy would’ve actually been booked by the agencies by now or would’ve been cowed into an apologetic stance, considering what our army is capable of(not that I approve of it.)
Plus, if indeed the Jinnahpur thing was a falsity. what would be said of Mr. Altaf Hussain’s citing of his ‘opinion’ over the partition in the following video:
I would also like to share a few more links with you:
The page explicitly points to the terrorist activities MQM was involved in. Surely UNHCR officials aren’t a bunch of Nawaz Sharif-hired agents who’d malign MQM’s image for some benefits, right? What’s more, this page at wiki about MQM contains some ‘valuable’ information about the allegations of terrorism against the party with some indisputable references at the end. I hope one with a rational mind would certainly feel a stir in his stance after having read this:
I shall reiterate my stance at the end that I own no holy cows in the political arena of Pakistan. I simply cling to the stance that what’s wrong should be criticized as wrong.
And to think we can have holy cows who’d be devoid of all flaws and can actually be painted all-clear by the gibberish of high-sounding words on blogs written by guys who’ve grown in an MQM-culture and thrive in a media which is Karachi-based and dare not miss a single syllable of the speeches made by the ‘great’ leader, would be a gross misconception of the actual understanding of most rational Pakistanis. While they may not take the trail along the hsitoric facts, they do have the knowledge of the notorious record of the party which breeds upon fear in the city of Quaid, the same fear which has gripped Karachi ever since the creation of this party.
I would gladly leave my political footings to stand with truth, wherever it be. However everyone ought to consider all facets of an issue before going on to quote every favorable instance as a point scored for their personal political inclinations! And that’s what MQM ‘fans’ are doing for now.