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Zulfiqar Mirza resigns from Sindh Assembly, blasts MQM

Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and Sindh Senior Minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza on Sunday announced his resignation from his party post as vice president of PPP Sindh chapter as well as membership of the Sindh Assembly.

Addressing a crowded press conference at the Karachi Press Club, he expressed serious reservations on
the policy of government about the law and order situation in Karachi.

He said he would continue to work as an ordinary party worker. He harshly criticized Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and termed him a compulsive liar and a threat to Pakistan’s security.

He said he had already told his party leadership that Malik could not be relied upon. He said that only one person is responsible for all killings in Karachi and that person is Rehman Malik.

Mirza leveled serious allegations on Muttahida Quami Movement and its chief Altaf Hussain. He termed the MQM and its head responsible for target killings in Karachi. He accused the Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad of patronizing target killers.

He revealed that the police department was highly corrupt and that police stations in Karachi are being auctioned to the highest bidders.

Zulfiqar Mirza alleged that during a meeting in London MQM chief Altaf Hussain had told him that America and world powers had decided to break up Pakistan and he (Altaf Hussain) had supported their idea.

He claimed that Altaf Hussain had demanded disbanding of ISI. He further alleged that MQM was patronizing killers and criminals. He also claimed that journalist Wali Khan Baber was also killed by the MQM.

He said he was sorry for his earlier comments for the people who had migrated from India. He said he respects Urdu speaking people and that many of his close relatives are also Urdu speaking.

He said that those people who want to breakup Pakistan are pitiful. He hoped that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would summon him in the hearing of the case regarding Karachi target killings.

Zulfiqar Mirza said that he would remain a loyal worker of the PPP. He said if something happened to him those behind the Karachi killings and those behind the murder of Dr Imran Farooq would be responsible for it. He said that he would spend the rest of his life fighting for the rights of the oppressed people of Sindh.

 

http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/28/zulfiqar-mirza-resigns-from-sindh-assembly.html

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MQM is working at the behest of Britain & appealed Indian leaders to give Asylum

MQM Don(Altaf hussain) sitting in his office in London using his Sofa and a Telephone, asked the local and national leaders of the PPP and the Awami National Party (ANP) to invite Asfandyar Wali and Asif Ali Zardari to Karachi for ameliorating the situation.Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Hussain on Tuesday appealed Indian leaders to give asylum to Mohajir community of Sindh.
t was Altaf Hussain and MQM who issued a memo to his workers saying,” if there was war between Indian and Pakistan, MQM workers will be remain neutral”. Why Altaf Hussain did issue such treacherous instructions? Whose side is he on? He has already chosen to be a British Citizen

E-mail from an ex MQM member

“MQM is not a political party but a mafia led by Don of Edgeware Road, London. The syndicate is comprised of loafers and criminals and scums of Karachi and Hyderabad .
How do I know?
First let me tell you my background. I am a so-called Mohajir (Urdu speaking, don’t we all speak Urdu in the Land of Pure !). My grandfather in 1947 migrated toKarachi from Bihar , India . My father and I were born inKarachi .
During my college days, against my father’s admonishment, I got associated with MQM. I was young
and foolish. Also, anger played a role. I was angry for I was rejected by Pakistan Air Force despite of my high academic credential and clearing all exams and physicals. Then, I believed I was discriminated
because of my ethnic background. I could be wrong Nevertheless, I joined MQM for I thought that “Mohajir” needed their own constituency to fight for their national rights.
What a disillusionment! After seeing what I saw and experiencing what I experienced, a little over three years later I left Altaf “bhai” and MQM. And yes, I paid a dear price for “deserting” the party and publicly voicing its criminal activities. I was shot at and beaten black and blue. A point came where I had no choice but to leave the town and my family went into hiding. Rest assured, there are many “mohajir” who met the same fate as my family and I did, and then there are those unfortunates who paid the ultimate price for their conscientious awakening.
Briefly, it’s every bit true that extortion (bhatta) is the main mean of raising money for MQM’s activities and Altaf “bhai’s” expenses in London . It takes hundreds of thousands of pounds annually just to maintain the international secretariat and Altaf’s and his family’s living expenses in UK . Ask where the millions came from for Altaf’s wedding and valima in Karachi andLondon ? Prince Charles and Prince Aga Khan’s weddings were sure modest compared to the international extravaganza at the wedding and valima of the whimsical supreme of MQM.
Ask MQM where the money comes to support Altaf’s and his family’s lavish living in London . Altaf once belonged to the lower middle class. He used to ride an old and used motorcycle. And now Altaf and his family in London and Karachi , both places, live a life of luxury.
Surely, all this fund does not come thru voluntarily donations. Every small mohajir businessman inKarachi and Hyderabad , at one time or the other, has faced the MQM bhatta collecting goons. Needless to say what happens if one refuses to oblige.
Ironically, the “mohajir” who MQM claimed to help and rescue are its main victims of terror.
Altaf does not have the personality or character to lead his people and party in a positive way.
Take it from the one who was once somewhat close to the inner circle of the MQM (now remorse and repented), the group, for the greatest part, is a criminal organization. Apart from the euphoria of the initial years, the MQM’s election victory is a result of intimidation and whole scale rigging under the benevolence protection of government agencies.
MQM was General Zia’s brainchild and now General Musharraf’s constituency.
Ask MQM what the slogan, “jo quaid ka ghaddar hain woh maut ka haqdar hain” and “baett jaaoon ya lait jaaoon” (sit down or lie down, meaning, withdraw from election or go to grave) means? How many Quaid kay “ghaddar” became maut kay haqdaar? Were Tariq Azeem and Khalid bin Waleed quaid kay ghaddar?
Who is responsible for the murder of JournalistMohammad Salahuddin, Azim Ahmad Tariq, Salim Malik, KESC Chairman Malik Shahid Hamid, HakimMohammad Saeed and many more innocent men?
No less disturbing is Altaf’s hatred for Pakistan and Quaid-i-Azam. How many times he suggested that the making of Pakistan was a mistake and how often between the lines he said that Pakistan should rejoinIndia . Long live Pakistan,
it will remain on the world map till Qiyamat, Inshallah.
Granted, no political party in Pakistan is wholesome in its character. However, MQM both in its wholeness and in its working, is entirely a terror group and its leader a Mafia Don.
As a “mohajir”, I am ashamed of MQM and Altaf.”

 

Source: www.Pakconnects.blogspot.com
http://pakconnects.blogspot.com/2011/08/mqm-is-working-at-behest-of-britain.html#more

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Violence In Karachi

 

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Target Killing Sindhi People In Karachi

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Targeted Killing

 

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MQM declared a terrorist organization by UNHCR

Pakistan: Information on Mohajir/Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A)

Query:

Provide information on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A) in Pakistan.

Response:

SUMMARY

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A) has been widely accused of human rights abuses since its founding two decades ago. It claims to represent Mohajirs— Urdu-speaking Muslims who fled to Pakistan from India after the 1947 partition of the subcontinent, and their descendants.

In the mid-1990s, the MQM-A was heavily involved in the widespread political violence that wracked Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, particularly Karachi, the port city that is the country’s commercial capital. MQM-A militants fought government forces, breakaway MQM factions, and militants from other ethnic-based movements. In the mid-1990s, the U.S. State Department, Amnesty International, and others accused the MQM-A and a rival faction of summary killings, torture, and other abuses (see, e.g., AI 1 Feb 1996; U.S. DOS Feb 1996). The MQM-A routinely denied involvement in violence.

BACKGROUND

The current MQM-A is the successor to a group called the Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) that was founded by Altaf Hussein in 1984 as a student movement to defend the rights of Mohajirs, who by some estimates make up 60 percent of Karachi’s population of twelve million. At the time, Mohajirs were advancing in business, the professions, and the bureaucracy, but many resented the quotas that helped ethnic Sindhis win university slots and civil service jobs. Known in English as the National Movement for Refugees, the MQM soon turned to extortion and other types of racketeering to raise cash. Using both violence and efficient organizing, the MQM became the dominant political party in Karachi and Hyderabad, another major city in Sindh. Just three years after its founding, the MQM came to power in these and other Sindh cities in local elections in 1987 (AI 1 Feb 1996; U.S. DOS Feb 1997, Feb 1999; HRW Dec 1997).

The following year, the MQM joined a coalition government at the national level headed by Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which took power in elections following the death of military leader General Zia ul-Haq. This marked the first of several times in the 1980s and 1990s that the MQM joined coalition governments in Islamabad or in Sindh province. Meanwhile, violence between the MQM and Sindhi groups routinely broke out in Karachi and other Sindh cities (AI 1 Feb 1996; Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).

In 1992, a breakway MQM faction, led by Afaq Ahmed and Aamir Khan, launched the MQM Haqiqi (MQM-H), literally the “real” MQM. Many Pakistani observers alleged that the MQM-H was supported by the government of Pakistan to weaken the main MQM led by Altaf Hussein, which became known as the MQM-A (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). Several smaller MQM factions also emerged, although most of the subsequent intra-group violence involved the MQM-A and the MQM-H (AI 1 Feb 1996; U.S. DOS Feb 1999; Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).

Political violence in Sindh intensified in 1993 and 1994 (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). In 1994, fighting among MQM factions and between the MQM and Sindhi nationalist groups brought almost daily killings in Karachi (U.S. DOS Feb 1995). By July 1995, the rate of political killings in the port city reached an average of ten per day, and by the end of that year more than 1,800 had been killed (U.S. DOS Feb 1996).

The violence in Karachi and other cities began abating in 1996 as soldiers and police intensified their crackdowns on the MQM-A and other groups (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). Pakistani forces resorted to staged “encounter killings” in which they would shoot MQM activists and then allege that the killings took place during encounters with militants (U.S. DOS Feb 1996). Following a crackdown in 1997, the MQM-A adopted its present name, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or United National Movement, which also has the initials MQM (HRW Dec 1997).

MQM-A leader Hussein fled in 1992 to Britain, where he received asylum in 1999 (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003). The MQM-A is not on the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations (U.S. DOS 23 May 2003).

While the multifaceted nature of the violence in Sindh province in the 1980s and 1990s at times made it difficult to pinpoint specific abuses by the MQM-A, the group routinely was implicated in rights abuses. In 1992 after the Sindh government called in the army to crack down on armed groups in the province, facilities were discovered that allegedly were used by the MQM-A to torture and at times kill dissident members and activists from rival groups. In 1996, Amnesty International said that the PPP and other parties were reporting that some of their activists had been tortured and killed by the MQM-A (AI 1 Feb 1996).
The MQM-A and other factions also have been accused of trying to intimidate journalists. In one of the most flagrant cases, in 1990 MQM leader Hussein publicly threatened the editor of the monthly NEWSLINE magazine after he published an article on the MQM’s alleged use of torture against dissident members (U.S. DOS Feb 1991). The following year, a prominent journalist, Zafar Abbas, was severely beaten in Karachi in an attack that was widely blamed on MQM leaders angered over articles by Abbas describing the party’s factionalization. The same year, MQM activists assaulted scores of vendors selling DAWN, Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, and other periodicals owned by Herald Publications (U.S. DOS Feb 1992).

The MQM-A has also frequently called strikes in Karachi and other cities in Sindh province and used killings and other violence to keep shops closed and people off the streets. During strikes, MQM-A activists have ransacked businesses that remained open and attacked motorists and pedestrians who ventured outside (U.S. DOS Feb 1996; Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).

The MQM-A allegedly raises funds through extortion, narcotics smuggling, and other criminal activities. In addition, Mohajirs in Pakistan and overseas provide funds to the MQM-A through charitable foundations (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).

Since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States, the MQM-A has been increasingly critical of Islamic militant groups in Pakistan. The MQM-A, which generally has not targeted Western interests, says that it supports the global campaign against terrorism (Jane’s 14 Feb 2003).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RIC within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Source: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/414fe5aa4.html

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Terrorist

 

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With MQM silent, MRC grabs the headlines

KARACHI –  As violence raged in the city on Thursday, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) mysteriously stayed out of the picture but the Mohajir Rabita Council (MRC) issued statements and handled the political situation.
After Senior Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza’s outburst against MQM chief Altaf Hussain, the citizens witnessed the death of 16 innocent people while 18 more were injured and 36 vehicles burnt to ashes.
A protest wave started from Karachi, spreading to other parts of Sindh, but Altaf’s statement came as a sigh of relief for the citizens. He made an impassionate appeal to end the protest against the racial and highly-bigoted language used against the children of the founders of Pakistan, keeping in view the perilous situation of the country.
However, it was observed on Thursday that the MRC remained active throughout the day as the media also carried statements of the council’s leadership but the MQM leadership remained silent, even though the MQM does not recognise MRC as its subsidiary body; giving rise to the question: has the MRC became more powerful than the MQM?
On Thursday morning, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik apologised to Altaf on behalf of Mirza, but it was not the MQM leadership that rejected or accepted his apology, but the MRC came to the fore with its general secretary Arshad Siddiqui dismissing Malik’s apology and demanding that Mirza apologises to the MQM chief personally.
The MRC also demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari immediately removes Mirza from his post or he will be held responsible for the situation in the city. Then Mirza himself issued a statement seeking apology, but this time too the MRC came forward and rejected the senior minister’s apology, demanding that Mirza and Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh President Shahi Syed leave Karachi within 48 hours, or the situation may not normalise.
The MRC, claiming to be a group of elders of the Mohajir community, became famous after issuing a list of ‘chauvinist journalists’ on March 23, 2007, naming journalists, writers and analysts, ‘working against the offspring of the Pakistan Movement leaders.’
Once again on Thursday, the MRC became active suddenly and started accepting or rejecting apologies. Observers say that as the MQM tries to spread to other parts of the country, it is avoiding confrontation and cannot speak against other linguistic groups openly. And that is why the MRC is being made active to play a linguistic role as not a single statement of MRC was contradicted by the MQM.

 

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/07/with-mqm-silent-mrc-grabs-the-headlines/

 

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Violence In Karachi

 

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Altaf Hussain & MQM blasted by George Galloway in the British Parliament

A British Member of Parliament George Galloway exposing MQM and Altaf Hussain in British Parliament but no one from Pakistan have dared to do it in Pakistani Parliament so far . Are they afraid of Altaf (Gangster) ? Whats your opinion?

 
 

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