The whole of Pakistan knows that MQM does not consist of angels and that Altaf Husain is not an innocent bystander. However, neither is Zulfiqar Mirza. He may be involved in as many murders as Altaf Husain if not more and may even be involved in more heinous crimes like womanzing, sponsoring mujrahs, drug trafficking, land grabbing, extorting money and kidnapping. A person who is capable of doing all these or any of them will have no qualms in lying under the Holy Quran’s oath. Accordingly, the statements made under the Quran are neither here nor there. Incidentally, it is a daily occurrence in the Pakistani courts where both parties take oath under the Quran and the judge then disregards both the oaths and decide the case on merits.
Mirza actually is feeling frustrated because he has been removed from the Home Ministry. This is the bottom-line and the matter is as simple as that. It is not a conspiracy hatched by the ISI, army or Zardari. It is a guy who is getting even with the MQM for getting him removed.
Rehman Malik has come in the cross-fire because he did not stop the operation in Lyari and Mirza’s goondas came under fire. He looked powerless before his own henchmen and he is trying to show his muscle to them.
The sad part is the moral and intellectual bankruptcy by the way it is giving Mirza unnecessary coverage and the way Mirza is exploiting the anti Mohajir sentiment among the Sindhis.
The Sindhis do not like the Mohajirs as the latter are superior intellectually and economically to the Sindhis. Instead of working hard to catch up, the Sindhis are going for the shorter and easier route to pull the Mohajirs down. This is now going to solve the problem.
The Mohajirs cannot go anywhere and are in Sindh forever. The two communities will learn to live together just like the whites and blacks have learnt in the West and the way the Brits are now living with the Indians and Pakistanis. If they can, why cant the Sindhis and the Mohajirs. Both the communities are Muslims and on the basis of two nation theory they should live like brothers.
The Sindhi national sentiment is acute and it is partly exacerbated by the anti Mohajir feeling. However, Sindhi national parties do not perform well and PPP compensates for the loss of the nationalist parties by taking a similar anti Mohajir feeling at least in the interior Sindh; it has to be discreet in this respect as it also has a sizeable presence among the Mohajirs in Karachi.
If PPP throws Mirza out, he would be in the wilderness. He would woo the nationalist parties or even try to form his own party. But he will fade away. He is history now…………….
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