Zardari be the president – Altaf Hussain

AT recently said that AZ should be the next president. This he thinks is better for country. Many see it in quite different perspective. For Karachi this might be a good gesture, no matter whatever is the real agenda. For country’s sake this seems shocking. What you think is the real reason Altaf bhai gave such a statement? Was it because of the reconciliation fever that seems to take on everyone in country or after sitting in power for 5 years Altaf bhai finally realized the attraction is too difficult to resist? What they say in urdu ki iqtidaar ka maza muu ko lag gaya hai. There is no doubt about the fact that no matter how much you despise the two, currently Karachi is in their hands & luckily/unluckily people have choosen them. With agencies always ready to get political parties fight each other do you think both guys are taking right steps for peace in karachi? Please also comment especially in view of the fundamental reason MQM was born i.e the fight for the rights of the Urdu speaking community in Pakistan (Karachi). Do you guys believe this cause is still alive or it’s dead now?

63 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r on August 30th, 2008 @ 1:19 am

    North Nazimabad is typically considered pro MQM area,so instead of giving the area residents lush green parks,MQM chooses to stab in their back ,

    ‘You give us votes so this is how we repay you, by encroaching your lands,parks and play grounds and messing up the entire neighborhood environment.

    Karachi is currently plagued with MQM and its terrorists.

  2. zeeshan on August 30th, 2008 @ 5:23 am

    Yup and we LOVE this plague :)

  3. kabirdas on August 30th, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    @ d0ct0r August 30th, 2008 1:19 am

    You say: North Nazimabad is typically considered pro MQM area,so instead of giving the area residents lush green parks,MQM chooses to stab in their back.

    I say: That is very unkind of MQM for which they must be taken to task. MQM should have had at least the decency to stab pro MQM people in the front, in their chest, and not in their back like you say they did. Tch Tch Tch —

  4. Shamsi (shamsi) on August 31st, 2008 @ 1:00 am

    North nazimabad is NEVER a domain to any main stream political forces active in Karachi,

    It is always a Neutral Fair FIGHT, I believe it is the only locality of Karachi, where people VOTE for Only Those who THEY KNOW by face, by name and location of their HOMES. Former Nazim of Karachi Naimat Ulla still lives there.

    BUT yes the adjoining katchiabadis Nusrat Bhutto colony, Kausar Niazi colony, Khando Goth, Pahar Gunj & slum behind Ziauddin Hospital make it vulnerable to PPP & MQM head-ON. Jamat has no footing as such,

    the names of 2 slums I mentioned are encroached upon was legalised by PPP regime on the land proposed for Karachi circular railway plan.

    So every dog has his day, the PPP destroyed the plan of KDA Scheme 2, so what if MQM is destroying the allocated green spaces of KDA Scheme 2.

    — we need people like Sardar Israr Zahri & their draconian terrorising laws to bring out this country from clutches of people in uniform & civilians like NS & AZ

  5. d0ct0r on September 1st, 2008 @ 12:44 am

    Karachi circular railway plan reminds me of comment i posted earlier this year

    "Karachi Mass Transit Project is already jeopardized by MQM’s moneyman Babur Ghauri and his partners as he plans to build a 15 story luxury apartment building called "Saima Bridge View" on a portion of land reserved for Corridor-III of KMTP, Britisher Altaf bai would have not be objection either as he must be getting his share in advance…


    Last time i passed over that bridge it was quite obvious that construction continues in full swing and parking floors have been constructed and prospect of a full-fledged Mass Transit and Circular railway project for this area seem to have been jeopardized by these greedy terrorist hiding in MQM’s International Secretariat in London.

  6. barristerakc on September 1st, 2008 @ 7:27 am

    Doctor Sahab,
    could we meet for a cup of tea :)

  7. tzaidi on September 1st, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

    Can any one check the following link and tell me who is this fellow and which channel is it?

  8. kaami on September 1st, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

    Despite the the despiser’s including the writer, it seems that MQM has come a long way from the 80’s from a reactionary bunch to a an ever evolving political force. For me their greatest achievement is not the amazing construction, or the wonderful Nazim or their being among the the people but they are the only force that can keep this city off the hands of Al-Qaeda crack pots and religious fanatics. After all it was not very long ago that Karachi was the second largest AQ base outside of Afghanistan. They used to put their finger on a consulate or a hotel and BOOM!. We even had ambushes in Clifton.

    So foremost MQM has secured the city for its residents, we still have a Waziri threat but to counter that, patching up with ANP has done wonders – a smart move and good for maintaining peace in the city. Another smart move is to stay close with PPP, this is extremely important to maintain sanity in the province, and why not both parties are secular in nature, and both of them realize that fighting within these two distinct / powerful political forces of the province will lead to nothing. This should be a marriage of necessity and obvious logic rather than convenience. It will have its ups and downs and might end in a divorce but thats in the future.

    While folks in Punjab are going no where putting their destiny in the hands of people who are not only corrupt but also stupid, at least the people of Karachi can take some pride in the political choices they have made, the young kids that replaced the useless Nawab Leaguers and the religious fervor of Nooraani / Jamaati politicians have aged well and are making smart choices keeping in mind the best interest of their electorate.

    As far as the obsolete mention of MQM for Urdu speaking rights is concerned, well this party has achieved far more than that. In the last election when the pre-dominently Punjabi and Hazara voters of Azam Bastee threw out Marwat and voted for a MQM candidate and the fact that MQM Sindhi speaking candidates running on its ticket from the interior of Sindh, speaks volumes for its transition from Mohajir to Muttahida.

  9. barristerakc on September 1st, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    Very well summed up mate!
    But you are addressing to bloody fascist folks who would never talk rationale nor would accept / respect oppositions stand. These folks are not against MQM – MQM is just a target but what they are actually targeting is “us” – the mohajirs/migrants/Urdu speakers. I have tried it all (accepting the bad in MQM) but that didn’t stop them. Let them resort to there vulgarity and cheapness (they can not do anything else; probably this is there place to release there frustrations and hated towards us)while we should be thinking about how to push Talebans out and stop vast migration from NWFP and Punjab to Karachi.

  10. kachukuma on September 3rd, 2008 @ 8:17 am

    So how many of you people with such strong opinions and historic backgrounds on the people in question, actually voted?

  11. filmbuff on September 8th, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    MQM is a reality. All Mohajirs vote for it in each and every election. Deal with it. If you don’t like it, go back to NWFP or Punjab.

  12. truepakistani on September 10th, 2008 @ 8:19 am

    TUM Saray Bharway Kay Bachay hoo.. Hamray Mulk ko Yeah sab parties kay leaders nay Loot kay khaliaa.. aur phir bhi ab tak tum loog in kay tatttay chaattay hoo.. BE Pakistani…. dude.. TO HELL with ALTaf,zardari, naawaz,, wali.. etc
    they all are assholes…

  13. truepakistani on September 10th, 2008 @ 8:22 am

    Yeah 2 Dakaait jo amnay samnay bethay huay hain.. MAtherchode hain…. Altaf nay MQM banai.. wadaira system khatam karnay kay liayay aaj BEhan ka lora Asif kay taataay chaat raha hay takay wo government may in rahay… ASIF dakaiat jo jail may reh ka bhi aayash tha ab president ban agyaa hay.. ab tu pakistan kay aur loray lag gai…. MY Request to you all BE PAKISTANI… to hell with all those parties… WE ALL R Brothers… dude..

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