Karachiites reject MQM’s shutter down call, business centres remain open

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Neo, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,104
    Likes Received:
    803
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Karachiites reject MQM’s shutter down call, business centres remain open


    [​IMG]


    The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) call to observe day of mourning on Saturday failed as Karachiites rejected the party’s call to shutdown businesses in the city over the alleged extra judicial killings of its workers.

    Almost all business points and markets remained open while Rangers apprehended eight workers for forcing owners to shut shops.

    According to details, transport remained smooth on roads and routine business activities continued in Karachi despite the MQM’s call to shutdown all business activities to observe mourning day.

    On Friday, while addressing a press conference, senior MQM leader Farooq Sattar had asked Karachiites to close their businesses and markets to observe mourning day over what he claimed were extra judicial killings of four MQM workers by Sindh Rangers near the Northern Bypass in Karachi.

    After his press conference, the Sindh Rangers director general warned against the forced shutdown business and any other activities in Sindh, particularly in Karachi.

    “We cannot allow anyone to bring life in the metropolis to a paralyzing halt,” he had said in a statement.

    On Saturday, the Rangers arrested eight miscreants reportedly affiliated with MQM for forcing traders to shut down markets in different areas of the metropolitan city. The suspects were arrested from different areas, including Liaquatabad Number 4, Karimabad and Orangi Sector 5.

    A Rangers statement said the suspects would be produced before anti-terrorism court (ATC).

    Almost all business centres including Saddar, Electronics Market, Bolton Market and Empress Market remained open. Traffic flow was reported normal. Public transport and private vehicles moved without interruptions on roads.

    A spokesman for the Rangers praised residents of the metropolis for dismissing the strike call and threats of those “who are enemies of the city’s peace”.

    He added that the Rangers and people of Karachi stood together for peace in the city.

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/201...utter-down-call-business-centres-remain-open/
     
  2.  
  3. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,104
    Likes Received:
    803
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    MQM hasbeen badly exposed and even the mohajirs are rejecting it.
     
  4. blueblood

    blueblood Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,871
    Likes Received:
    1,429
    Good job Rangers. Force them to pick up arms in much much larger numbers than BLA and associates.

    Why Pakistan's army is targeting the MQM party

    Expert Arif Jamal talks to DW about a paramilitary operation against the MQM, a liberal political party in southern Pakistan, and how the army is allowing an Islamist takeover of Pakistan's economic hub, Karachi.

    [​IMG]

    "Thank you, General Raheel Sharif," reads a gigantic poster on a street in Karachi, Pakistan's southern port city and economic hub. Supporters of Pakistan's army chief, Raheel Sharif, have set up large billboards in the city, heaping lavish praise on the military general for "liberating the city from terrorists and criminals."

    By terrorists the army fans do not mean the Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), but the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a liberal political party supported in the urban areas of the southern Sindh province. Despite being a largely secular party, the MQM has been allegedly involved in using violence as a political means to control Karachi and its economy. The MQM leadership, which represents the "muhajirs" or the people who had migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947, denies these claims.

    MQM officials say the army, through its paramilitary force, the Rangers, has been targeting its members and activists on the pretext of combating terrorism. While the Islamist parties continue to receive the military's patronage, the MQM and the Pakistan People's Party of former president Asif Ali Zardari, are being "victimized," some rights groups and experts say.

    Raheel Sharif, who is being systematically projected by the pro-army media as a "messiah," is paving the way for an Islamist takeover of Karachi by weakening the MQM.

    In or out of power, the Pakistani army continues to make and break political parties. In the second half of the 1980s, it encouraged and supported the formation and rise of the MQM in order to damage the PPP in Sindh. In the 1990s, the army generals felt the MQM had become too big to handle, so they created divisions in it.

    If terrorism were the reason, the army should have gone after the JI whose armed wing, Hizbul Mujahideen, remains a major terrorist group in the region, or other terrorist organizations such as the Jamatud Dawa (formerly Lashkar-e-Taiba). But the unfortunate fact is that the Pakistani army itself funds Hizbul Mujahideen and Jamatud Dawa.

    We now discover that Zarb-e-Azb (the military operation in northern Pakistan) was aimed at weakening political parties and not eliminating terrorists. Some of the top global terrorists such as Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen's Yusuf Shah are openly leading public rallies, recruiting jihadists, and fundraising.

    http://www.dw.com/en/why-pakistans-army-is-targeting-the-mqm-party/a-18708521
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015
  5. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    21,005
    Likes Received:
    11,850
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat

    this is what you think.

    As long as muhajir dont get rights and equality in pakistan MQM will survive


    Quaid -a-Mujhajir ul -pakistan

    [​IMG]



    make Karachi a separate Suba:biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2:
     
  6. Screambowl

    Screambowl Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,645
    Likes Received:
    3,268
    Location:
    N/A
    MQM was raised by ISI to kill Sindhi Nationalism... :p
     

Share This Page