Aug 30, 2016

MQM 1985 – 2016.......30 years old political party groomed at provincial level

A dominant political party at provincial level in Sindh [Pakistan] can’t be banned due to political constraint though it can be stiffened and tightened somehow but does not seem its elimination.

A substantial valid reason among political pundits who are of the view that MQM has good amount of seats in National and Provincial assembly - if it is banned or removed then whole assembly will precipitate and fall vertically and PML-N govt will cease to exists.

Assemblies in four provinces & Azad Kashmir automatically will dissolve following the appearance of ‘’care taker govt’’ to conduct re-polling in the country & Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) will go again in hectic efforts to rekindle the whole election process at country level.

And such a big U-turn will not be affordable or go in favor of the country as its already under heavy rift of ‘’Panama papers’’ where the premier and his family is involved in money laundering, unbridled corruption, tax evasion, hiding their wealth without paying wealth tax, cheating and deceiving the national and institutions while submitting nomination papers to contest general election in 2013.
Concealment of property outside Pakistan, abuse of statutory regulatory orders (SROs), misuse of position, misstatement about assets held in nomination papers submitted for elections, non-disclosure of pending criminal references, favoritism and nepotism, widespread rigging in the general elections of 1990, fabrication, breach of confidentiality agreement, violation of Constitution, said petition submitted in Supreme court of Pakistan
Currently [as per MQM encyclopedia] seats in National & Provincial Assembly are 24 out of 342 & 50 out of 168 respectively while in Senate it has 08 out of 104 seats.

MQM had been the second largest party in Sindh & overall the fourth-largest party in the National Assembly after PML-N, PPP & PTI
The party kept its influence over Pakistan's federal government as a key coalition partner since the late 1980s - 1988-1990, 1990-1992, 2002-2007, 2008-2013.
If MQM is banned by any reason such move will pamper Panama saga expedited whereas petitions from PTI, PPP, Retired judges, lawyers and civil society - some of them though already have submitted in the court to unfurl Panama papers yet some are under compilation to move.
A general consensuses among political, defence analysts & intellectuals that for one man error whole party can’t be punished and it will not be prudent, rational and enlightening to hang all because of one man crime.
There is no blanket punishment in our constitution where everyone is accountable for his/ her own error therefore sedition – anti state offences, loathsome and abominable statement By Altaf Hussain MQM Chief in UK against the country should be handled individually instead to synchronize.
Now MQM oath taking ceremony for Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Karachi has concluded along with Hyderabad and other city in Sindh, everything running parallel – Waseem Akhtar MQM diehard elected Mayor for Karachi came from the central Jail Karachi to take oath and went back into the cell. He will ask for small office to run cosmopolitan affairs from the jail till court verdict for his jail terms is not finalized, said Waseem Akhtar at the event - Waseem Akhtar has been named for 12th May carnage in Karachi.

MQM has been part of every govt. either at Treasury Benches or at Opposition seat – playing very pivotal and vital role in country’s party & politics since more than 30 years.

From political perspective it remained always instrumental in delivering its services satisfactorily to its voters who mandated & trusted in MQM leadership when MQM were sitting at driving seat not the current status where MQM though is in the bus of provincial govt but not at driving seat, said Farooq Sattar Deputy Convenor MQM Pakistan where the name is used in press conference after recent uproars in MQM and Govt.

Cessation & demolition of MQM political offices, removal its flags, posters, beleaguered billboards of Altaf Hussain photograph, printed walls with party flags & slogan giving look of a besieged town of Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Mirpurkhas & Sukkur etc now it is purged & flushed out under Rangers supervision - more than 300 offices across Sindh in addition those built by MQM on encroached land is demolished.

The year-long operation against MQM stalwarts & loyalists from D G Rangers being part of National Action Plan (NAP) seemingly moving towards logical end - The consistent surreptitious & undercover investigation, raiding, ransacking & arresting MQM workers, supporters, sitting MNAs/ MPAs & Unit office In-charges are continued in Sindh where the power of Rangers kept limited to karachi only & not to proceed in interior Sind - though it looks weird that if the criminal moves in Sindh remote area the Rangers must have approval in place to extend its operation out of Karachi too.

A fully well planned operation against MQM is continued following Alaf Hussain recent thunderous verbal attack on law enforcement agencies, abusing and raising slogan against the sanctity of the country has converted MQM into an uttered disaster though Deputy Convener Farooq Sattar has disowned the statement for the fiery recorded speeches of Altaf Hussain from London.

Again MQM has been a coalition partner with PML-N & PPP respectively. Its 30 years old provincial party with heavy mandates working in Sindh Urban and Rural.

The reason of MQM closure or imposing ban [as echoing] alleging ‘’sedition – anti state offences, speeches & attack on media houses’’ - But people are very much apprehensive that is it a reason for which MQM has been bracketed where such type of obscenity, distasteful and disgustful attitude from MQM chief Altaf Hussain have been recurring in the past too but why it skipped and could not notice the very first day by concerned authority?

The analyst says the ground reality points out that to hide & divert people attention from the blasts of Panama papers where premier Nawaz Shareef (NS) and his family are under severe attacks [consistently] in media houses and among parliamentarians.

The govt. felt easy to enjoy the aftermath of MQM brawl developed between law enforcement agency and MQM hard core.

Regarding Panama papers PTI and PPP are at the same page and have joined hands to topple & disqualify the premier Nawaz Shareef (NS).

However opposition’s categorical question is to confirm that how NS shifted money from Pakistan to UK where he has magnificent Castles, Flats & Complexes in the posh residential area in UK and having well established offshore companies in the Islands too.  

Though NS had appeared on TV channels thrice using the national resources to clarify his blurred position but he could not & invited more threads associating with Panama papers, saying that he had companies in Dubai & Saudi Arabia too and expanded his business empire by selling the lands he had in UAE and Saudi Arabia which according to PTI opening more room of corruption.
Opposition insistence asking NS to let the nation know that from where the premier earned a lot, what were his resources and from which route he transferred such hefty crunch from Pakistan to UK, Saudi Arabia and UAE, they asked? 
Certainly by doing so the premier credibility has been suspicious to rule the country under the Article 63(2) of the Constitution and he is no more ‘’ameen (righteous) and sadiq (honest)’’ who can be trusted to remain a member of the National Assembly and run the state affairs in accordance with the Constitution and the law, petition said, submitted by Ex Chief Justice of Supreme court of Pakistan.

NS is also accused of violations of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, the Representation of People Act 1976, Income Tax Act, Wealth Tax Act and foreign exchange regulations.
As per details in Panama papers he has three offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands; Nescoll, Nielson and Shamrock, and another in the Channel Islands known as Chandron Jersey Pvt Ltd. Some of these entities were allegedly used to facilitate the purchase of four flats in London’s upscale Park Lane area.
Payment transfers were made to Banque Paribas en Suisse which then instructed the offshore companies Nescoll and Nielson to purchase four luxury suites - None of the allegations has been rebutted, the petition said.
The judgment also mentioned that the loan taken from different banks against their industrial units brings their collective liabilities to around Rs 6.0 Billion. This reference was based on records admitted by different courts and supported by documents, the petition said.

The premier did not declare these amounts in his income tax returns, the nomination papers he filed time to time with the ECP, or his statement of assets and liabilities filed annually with both ECP and FBR.
Citing 11 different textile mills, engineering and paper mills but failed to mention in nomination papers filed ahead of the 2013 general elections though it had been mentioned in the papers submitted for the 2008, 1990 and 1997 elections, the petition said, submitted by Ex Chief Justice
Again, MQM started its route from 1985 and now under severe threat to collapse utterly even though MQM went through [in the past] with the same ordeal as confronting now.

Its Chief Altaf Hussain routinely had been denying accusation and even Ruling elites, Establishment & Law enforcement agencies too they had been skipping his [Altaf Hussain] venom coughing at different occasion.

The reason of such anti state statement or bizarre behaviour from Altaf Hussain being given by MQM diehard a Neurological issue & he is on the verge of mental disorder coupled with chronic disease in lower portion of the body, Farooq Sattar said in his press conference.
But the question spirals among Urdu speaking community living in Karachi and Rural Sindh asking that whether MQM got its objective and motto resolved for what the party had been formed in 1978 under the name of All Pakistan Muhajir Student organization (APMSO) by Altaf Hussain that subsequently gave birth to the Muhajir Qaumi Movement in 1984.
In 1997, the MQM officially removed the term Muhajir and replaced it with Muttahida (united) that held strong mobilizing potential in Karachi having traditionally been the dominant political force in the city
However, the objective before MQM were to protect the Muhajir community who perceived themselves as the victims of discrimination and repression by quota system that gave preference to certain ethnicity for admissions in educational institutions and employment in civil services.
Did MQM achieved its target to make the politics free from the nasty clutches of feudal, influential lords, Saayeen & Wadaira, hold of landed aristocracy, Family legacy, Tribes and group system of election contests?
The ultimate aim before MQM were to get the country free from ancestral based politics and to transfer the power at low level, getting the leadership entry from middle class or normal person instead to keep the govt. circulated among families.
In conclusion I will say that MQM now has got a good lesson to cleanse its party politics with no militancy as other political parties in the country is running at country level.

Militancy and personal cult are two different things – earn more confidence of people who has parted their ways – establish people trust so that your (MQM) survival in the country may revive & flourish with the same intensity as it was earlier but with clean politics.
The ultimate motto from MQM Pakistan who had disowned MQM UK should be for not to orchestrate or repeat the allegation leveled for target killing, kidnapping for ransom Bhatta mafia, china cutting, land encroachment, money extortion were the charges that Karachiites paid the price.
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