Back to the (horrific) future
For those who lived in Karachi in the mid-1990s or have heard the stories from that time, the idea of re-visiting the state policy against the MQM is horrifying. Whatever hits the Haqiqi or the Mutthaida take, it’s the denizens of this city who will bear the brunt of it:
The government has decided to take strict measures for maintaining law and order in Karachi and averting the incidents like the ones that occurred on May 12 last year and earlier this month, The News learnt here on Monday.
“The government has decided to allow the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi to resume its political activities,” highly reliable sources in the ruling coalition said on condition of anonymity. “The Haqiqi group had been pushed to the wall under the Musharraf regime,” they said.
The sources said the government has decided to release Afaq Ahmed and Amir Khan of the Haqiqi group. They said the Sindh government has decided to review the cases instituted against the two top Haqiqi leaders and they would be exenorated in the cases where their involvement could not be proved.