Jun 17, 2013
PPP & MQM coalition remained unproductive during PPP Govt. 2008-2013 now for another term 2013-2018 preferable for MQM to affiliate with PTI & sit in Opposition as tested should not be tested further.If we go back to the tenure of PPP Govt. ran from 2008-2013 where MQM had been its coalition partner at federal & provincial level to run the state matter but could not prove a strong mate & a staunch ally in political affairs of Sind & particularly in Karachi. Both the factions MQM at Karachi and PPP at Sind had been declared an uttered failure that became unsuccessful to fulfill the mandates given in 2008.
The result of 2013 General Election has sufficient & conspicuous acknowledgement of the people where both the parties lost their vote bank in Karachi & Sind & PPP even lost its voters at national level too.To get success in election by vote rigging, pressure, intimidation, harassment and using illegal means to steal & manipulate, to zoom and boom the election result as the report have been inserting in media from opponent virtually negates the interpretation of free, fair, impartial and transparent election.
Terrorism in politics does not last forever; time absolutely comes where you realize your error & mistakes done in the past. Certainly gives you an opportunity to rethink, reevaluate, reassess & reappraise your negligence in carrying out the mandate had been given where you did not perform or proved yourself as a good performer for the people who trusted in you & casted their votes or used their right to vote for the improvement, betterment and advancement in their lives.A sustainable growth in terms of health, education, employment, housing, road & transport, safe drinking water, adequate sanitary system, proper functionality of public and private sectors, uninterrupted power supplies (electricity & gas) falls into the ambit of provincial government. Had it been provided to the people in Karachi and Sind?
Proper town planning equipped with mandatory services & facilities (easy accessible to the residents in the area), a polluted free environment to develop well and be successful under govt. patronage – Had it been implemented?A guaranteed secured lives and properties, bridled law and order situation, peaceful environment with no target killing, no kidnapping and ransom, no Bhatta mafia, no regular strike calls, no shutter down as constant school and collage closure, Financial institutions & Stock exchanges closures & inactive custom & ports undoubtedly have been impacting 12-15 Billion monetary loss in one day strikes & breakdown of trade and business. Had accomplished & precautionary measures been adopted to avoid of recurrence & to keep national economy functional? Because the Karachiites had given their mandate to MQM & PPP
Due to lack of good governance & incompliance (in general) to provide basic amenities in rural and urban area in Karachi & Sind both from PPP & MQM with no substantial changes (across the tenure) has been the serious reason for the downfall of MQM & PPP because other political group had no prominent vote bank.The graph of voter dislikes seemingly got a blatant precipitate & such trends will encompass further if both the parties don’t open their eyes and do justice with the people mandate instead to make hue and cry at national media and accusing each other.
A general public has nothing to do with a trail of complaints as generally MQM have been appearing at national TVs, debating about PPP’s noncooperation for political issues settlement or barrier in implementing MQM mandate notwithstanding with strong & close alliance with PPP.People in general want to see the result, fulfillment of their mandate, progress and prosperity in the city instead to get lousy justification.
MQM regular wailing and lamentation will not be a good sign for the party rather giving a negative impact on its party policy, sympathy does not last long.If your ally with whom you had a political affiliation and remained as a coalition partner for 5 years and you got nothing except discarding, ignoring & rejecting your demand and mandate then why you again wants to embrace and sit into the lap of the same damn fool group.
A close monitoring of PPP & MQM affiliation for 5 years manifests that except persuading, convincing and appeasing each other we don’t find any concrete jobs done in favor of the people living in Karachi and Sind.They invested most of the time in coaxing, cajoling & propitiating and even if matter seemed not resolved PPP along with its team had been travelling UK to see MQM founder Altaf Husain for conciliation but overall the output could not prove as a best delivery in favor of the people.
It also came under discussion among voters that MQM has been boycotting, walking-out and even when the national assembly was completing its tenure MQM started to sit in Opposition claiming PPP’s constant obstinacy & unreasonable attitude that’s cropped into the way of MQM mandate.Even in the last days of assemblies dissolution PPP got some Bills approved from the House without consulting MQM or seeking vote, a number of Bills at Federal & Provincial level had been presented & approved discarding MQM from its initial process.
Now MQM speaking with the dialogue team of PPP should be serious and sincere while finalizing alliance with PPP for the 2nd term of govt. 2013-2018 as tested should not be tested further otherwise the result of 2013 is very categorical (without rigging).It will be more viable and substantial if MQM do alliance with PTI a 2nd political force emerged, secured a good mandate during Election 2013 – People supported PTI for their new vision and mission.
It’s a candid message to the exiting political pundit that 180 million of people have tried to see the same faces spanning since decades who did nothing except stuffed their own pocket, looted and plundered national wealth, made the country with heavy indebtedness.The voters as such diverted & looked into other option and that’s the reason PTI got a good mandate in Karachi and at national level against PPP where most of the PPP stalwart lost their security-deposit, confronted with unimaginable defeat in the election.
Even the candidates of PPP could not qualify their own constituencies, people rejected them out rightly & the situation would have gone worse if election rigging had not happened as reported in media in Sind & Karachi.Why people are leaving MQM or PPP & why they want to get rid of – It does not specify any political difference but a big question mark in terms of their performance, fulfillment of the manifesto & materialization of promises shown by MQM & PPP and non-execution of mandate politically and legally.
In Karachi alone 15,000 people were killed during the tenure of 2008-2013 on account of target killing, bomb blasts, sectarian killing, kidnapping and ransom, tortured to death, dead bodies in gunny bags, drilled & maimed bodies etc. Not only there had been killing of normal people even the personnel of law enforcement agencies also had been vulnerable.It had been a daily routine to bury 12-15 bodies in Karachi & even still continued. What you will name to such extreme lawlessness & barbarism where the lives and properties of a common man are not guaranteed, roaming mercenaries & miscreants, bullying the street have held the City and Residents hostage.
How street crimes are mushrooming every passing day, snatching mobiles, bikes, car at gun-point & women kidnapping have been a common phenomenon where police & law enforcers seem helpless in spite of revised contingency plan and heavy deployment of armed forces at the four corners of the city we don’t see any improvement except getting the crimes more.In Karachi & Sind, police & FC (frontier constabulary) regiments are doing regular Operation cleanup in different locality of Karachi. We see a lot of accused masking before media, grandiose statements are delivered from the Police & FC Regiment and arrested people are loaded in the police vehicles but what happens next? Why the culprits don’t are prosecuted instead to leave them to persecute the innocent people who are dying every day for no fault.
So why not the frustrated, disappointed & desperate people should shift their loyalty and hunt other political leader who can provide them a terror free city, a city which has strength and ability to protect their lives and properties, easy access of mandatory services and facilities.One factor with MQM also marred its image before a general public that if any party worker intended to leave the party, shifted loyalty or joined other party such goer or mover treated as a tyrant before MQM main stream & were killed such attitude of course against democratic norms.
Now PTI is a second largest political party in Pakistan and it has a good strength though could not win or form the govt. yet has substantial majority in National assembly (little less than PPP) so MQM should do political alliance with PTI to run Opposition business meaningfully and such coalition certainly will be helpful & more responsive for MQM to move forward instead to clinch & chase PPP for no fruitful outcome.