MQM – Supporting dictatorship to serve democracy ?

Following statement has been given by MQM in today’s paper on this issue. No further explanation was given on nature of “majbuuri

Original Post:
Amid all the politically irrelevant noises media wasted everyone’s time in, there are few developments which many have ignored and hardly any channel seem to be interested in discussing it. This is about the elimination of the rule to conduct elections inside a party, which is a serious blow to the already fractured democracy we have.
Pakistan is currently under political occupation of the 2% feudal tribe and all major political parties have literally become the personal property of few individuals namely PML and PPP leading the race with ANP and JUI behind. But what was shocking was MQM’s vote to support this amendment which is quite contrast to what MQM has been preaching since 3 decades. For a long time now MQM seemed to be the only hope (at least on paper) against the feudal family affair in other political parties but has MQM joined the feudal voices lately or was it eyewash that worked for 3 decades before it also started enjoying the fruits of power corridors?
MQM claiming to be middle class, anti feudal party seems to have taken a U-TURN when it really matter the most and is a very disappointing outcome for the ordinary people as now the one man rule in parties has been officially validated. How a party which has no tradition of democracy inside its own ranks can claim to bring democracy to the nation, MQM’s support to elimination of the elections inside party has raised some serious questions on its stance on the 2%.

One of the most shocking example of this dictatorship rule inside parties is shown yesterday when Mr. Zardari gave party ticket to Mr. Jamshed Dasti (and here) who was recently forced to resign after his grand humiliation in Supreme Court when his degree proved to be fake. If there had been democracy inside party this nonsense wouldn’t have happen at first place. MQM by supporting elimination of elections inside party has indirectly validated “Dynastic Despotism”, like someone said on TV.

28 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on April 10th, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    I have completely failed to understand if this post is anti-MQM or Anti-Sania marriage….or is it a paid commercial by MS Kashmala Tariq….
    anyways watching the National assembly proceeding live from Islamabad voting on the 18th amendment to the constitution of Pakistan of 1973,I observe that the Honorable members were doing push ups all day…by standing and sitting down to vote….so I think it would have been great if honorable Mr Dasti was also their…..lets get a vote on this too…all those in favor of this motion please stand up….lol

    Rah hey wafa main saath na doo yeah alag hai baat
    tum bewafa nahein ho yeah jantey hain hum

    PS:prayers for the health and long life of all pakistani politicians specially peer saab london wala…Amen!

  2. Sheeraz (unregistered) on April 10th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    Since when was MQM a political party holding regular elections? That’s why they voted in favor of this amendment. MQM is an excellent example of cult with peer saab the master of all. MQM is like a poisoned spear in the heart of the Mohajir community.

    What Mohajirs need is a real political party and movement. Its about time and Mohajirs should not waste time given the changing international scenarios where we can achieve a lot for our qaum.

    Humein rehnuma nahi manzil chahiye…

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on April 10th, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    @sheeraz saab….sir with all due respect…I am not sure what do you or Mr musharraf meant by the political party holding election….all political parties in pakistan,of pakistan or for pakistan hold regular central committee meetings,city and town meetings….they hold regular rallies and public meetings….independence day rally and election campaigns…..and the elections of party officials and the party tickets for general elections…
    for MQM I have observed that it is the most democratic because despite the total confidence its leader peer saab enjoy from any worker or the leader of the party….he has delegated most of his dictatorial powers to the rabta council….which makes most of the important decision and gives advice to the leaders including peer saab and keeps an eye on the workers as well…I find it very democratic…..

    a good politician is not easy to make remember that….you can make a lawyer and a doctor in five years and a good business person in 3years…but it takes a life-time to make a good politician especially in this changing global scenarios….as you call it….

    here in karachi the scenario is also changing….we are not the mohajirs any more…our previous generation who migrated over 60 years ago is almost gone….now we have the IDP’s from khyber-pakhtunkha and balochistan province coming in rapidly….although it is my belief that they wont stay here for long and will leave for greener pastures soon…but politically speaking….in all the coming elections they will certainly vote for MQM….

  4. Sheeraz (unregistered) on April 10th, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    @Wasiq I respect your opinion but tell me who elects Raabta Council? They are appointed by peer saab and there is no say of workers. All they have to do is to blindly follow the peer saab so yes, it is a cult. And why he remains in London and has even attained UK citizenship? MQM is surely a blot on Mohajirs’ name.

    Please don’t repeat this new generation crap as people still call us Mohajirs. It is not us that use this word but it is imposed over us by other ethnic groups so we have to own it. I don’t care about IDPs as they have their own lands and homes and a whole province/ethnic group to them that can well take care of them. What I do care about is the Mohajir community. I guess you don’t know the brainwashed kids from Malir, Landhi and Lalu Khet that fall prey to MQM goons and destroy their lives. The whole concept of peer worship looks disgusting for an ethnic group that has the highest literacy rate in Pakistan and is the most urbanized.

    Mohajirs need a new movement as things are changing quickly at the global front. We are not anti-US and anti-West and we need to seek help because Pakistan is a doomed country.

    New global scenarios do not need a very strong leader, they need a strong movement and a peaceful movement at that and Mohajirs have the power to do that if they only get rid of peer saab.

  5. Sheeraz (unregistered) on April 10th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Oh and another basic fact. How can you say that political parties in Pakistan are democratic? None of them holds election. Benazir was the chairperson for life and so is Nawaz Sharif and that Bilawal kid. Why they don’t select new leadership after regular intervals? The answer is simple. Because there is no concept of inter-party elections and there is no democracy in those parties.

  6. بستنی (wasiq) on April 10th, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    @sheeraz saab….thank you sir for respecting my opinion…I really appreciate that….as for MQM …peer saab is the founder….you cannot let go of a founder….similarly a leader is sometimes chosen in the battlefield at the death of the leader….you cannot let him go as well…than there is a leader who climbs the stairs of power….step by step….it is not very easy to let go of him as well….than there is a leader who is persecuted by the state or the enemy….he enjoys unbelievable following ….you cannot let go of him as well…as far as my observation is concerned….i see no descent or disapproval within the party lines…and even if there is they solve it in their own ways and they should ….the recent by-elections have shown that all party heads have a full control and authority over their party workers….no Party leader was pelted with stones or had eggs and rotten tomatoes thrown at…effigy burned during the election rallies to campaign for their respective candidates….

  7. d0ct0r on April 11th, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    MQM got a peer for life – Absconding Altaf Bai (Who is conspicuously missing from the scene amid rumors of ill health)

    PML N got Nawaz. N for Nawaz so there will be no PMLN if there is no Nawaz.

    Same with PPP. BB Shaheed ‘Bhutto’ chairperson for life(and even after death). Left a professional swindler on the scene thanks to forged will.

    So basically its a win win situation for all self-centered politicians. That’s why it got accepted unanimously and no eyebrows were raised except for mild protest and resistance from Kashmala Tariq,Javaid Hashmi and Saad Rafique.

  8. بستنی (wasiq) on April 11th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    Not that I want to mention this…but its a historical fact that during the previous regime….the whereabouts of MR javaid Hashmi were not known for years….and in the previous national elections he won three seats also dethroning the infamous sheikh rashid saab….no wonder he can give a hard time to his leadership with his enormous potential…in the future as well….MS kashmala tariq was kicked out of the party ….Iam not sure how she has the privileged of the floor…(i will someday lecture the faculty of london school of economics and the defence college on this for at least three hours….be warned …be prepared…lol)

  9. hira (unregistered) on April 11th, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    yar stop MQM leg pulling and leaving all other parties as innocent……….be postive and true…what MQM is doing for last couple of years for karachi and pakistan, it must be taken positively and should be appreciated…

  10. shoaib (unregistered) on April 12th, 2010 @ 1:53 am


    I wonder if you will start casting aspersion about your birth and will blame MQM for the same. I wish early mental recovery for you. You have been senseless so far..

  11. shoaib (unregistered) on April 12th, 2010 @ 1:59 am


    MQM has internal election process, be a worker and you will come to know how the office bearers are elected. Come on, the performance has shown what miracles MQM can do. No need to disguise mohajirs, who knows from where you are and whether you have seen Karachi ever in your life. Come and see Karachi growing and developing, its all due to MQM which is because of Altaf Bhai.

  12. zubair (unregistered) on April 12th, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    the only party i know of that holds regular elections in pakistan is Jamat-e-Islami. rest of them are all personality cults

  13. Rehan4 (unregistered) on April 12th, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    hahahaha – trully jamati post with shit loads of loosers trying to undermine MQM here.

    I can see why Sheeraz , doctor [you may not even passed matriculation ….], Zubair moaning about MQM for the sin they are not supporting in public.

    The ground reality is, MQM win hearts through their unprecedented work in the area of their constituency. Even their worst enemy admit the fact that MQM bludgeon their old image and spur like fresh air for the people of pakistan, for the betterment of Pakistan.

    aik baar mill kay bolo,

    Jamati thaa

    Qazi ka maazi ……..

  14. Kaami (unregistered) on April 12th, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    @MB thank you for your post, regardless of the content it added masala to the soup, lately, it was getting very boring at KMB.

    That said, the post itself is like, this and that and this and that and this and MQM.

    Since this is a post about MQM, which I have always supported, despite its regimented cadres and undisputed loyalty to the founder. The reason being its ability to evolve, correct itself and exhibit capacity to serve the people at the grass roots. Plus no denying that it has got talent, which bears well for its future. Ideologically, to its credit it did manage to shed the “Mohajir” persona. So, “ideologically”, they are in much better shape than they were 10 years ago. Now they like to call themselves “Pakistan’s largest Centre Left Party”, which is not at all a false claim. So as long as Jamati like fascist (religious / racial) tendencies are kept in check, they should be good.

    @Wasiq I don’t think aside from the fact that it has Rabita council, MQM boasts of any democratic processes. Though they do have an excellent system of giving away party tickets, doesn’t matter you are a active member or not, you can apply and go through a very good screening process and may even get the ticket based on your credentials and eventually find yourself serving as a councillor or as a MNA. That’s why so many blokes are doing a fabulous job at public service positions. Frankly, I don’t really know how they select their party office bearers, how much worker vote is a factor and how much is by appointment. For the future one can only hope that “All remains Well”.

    18th Amendment:
    As far as I am concerned 18th Amendment or no 18th Amendment doesn’t make a difference, because in my humble opinion its irrelevant viz a viz the challenges we face today.

  15. Kaami (unregistered) on April 12th, 2010 @ 11:33 pm


    Sorry I missed your comments, yes you are absolutely right. Jamaat is a perfect example of a religio-facist party, relgiously holding elections within. But, it doesn’t helps because the ideological frame work itself is so screwed up and its workers are so heavily indoctrinated and brain washed that they loose their ability to use their brains. They are too closely tied to their ideology to make any rational decisions.

    So despite having democracy within they have practically demonstrated their potential to drag the country towards chaos / anarchy and work for the greater bad.

  16. بستنی (wasiq) on April 13th, 2010 @ 12:34 am

    Who is conspicuously missing from the scene amid rumors of ill health)

    @Doctor……I forget to reply to this earlier….since you are new in politics…let me remind you that there is a main difference between the ill health of any public figure esp the show biz people and the political leaders….when the rumors of ill health of a show biz personality spreads he loses everything….but when the news breaks of the ill health of a political leader…..his followers pray of his health….send flowers…hold quran khani and ayat karema prayers….his popularity grows by heaps and bounds…..peer saab has been ill before and recoved by the grace of Allah. Iam sure if he is ill now his popularity will only increase.

    @kaami saab…..I sincerely want to apologies to you and all the regular commentors on an MQM post….by far this is the lowest number of comments on this kind of post….I think my opening comment put the lid on it…sorry MB…sorry MQM…
    About the democratic process there is one thing which Iam sure sir that nobody can deny…its the vote bank of MQM….it has increased only ….and as for the workers….you may have noticed that young boys and girls born during and after MQM’s first election success are now joining the party… the MQM now has three generations of party workers….and since the founding members are still there…it has not given up on the basic Ideology of struggle against the 2% ruling the 98%…..
    But the most Important thing MQM has done in the past ten years is that it brought back Mohajirs from india and their two genrations into the main stream pakistani politics….as a result you can see that today when the hazara district of NWFP is burning because being forced a name change to khyber-pakhtunkha….there is no demand for a seperate identity from them….
    MQM is a coalition partner in the PPP government both in the federal and provincial so is the PML(N)….you can see the difference….there are gun-battles going on in the streets of Punjab ….governor house Vs CM house….Punjab Police Vs FIA….etc etc…

    all Political parties and respected Politicians and parliamentarian are seen and heard repeating the rhetoric….”Pakistan is going through the most difficult time of its history…it is facing internal and external threats…” and yet it seems that only MQM is showing the maturity….which reflects the desire of the entire nation…not just its followers,supporters and party workers….if this is not a democratic process they should be proud of….than my learned friend…I have no idea what it is….

    18th Amendment:
    a constitutional amendment requries 2/3 majority….good !
    8th amendment(58,2(b) was bad…………………..good !
    musharraff’s changes were not necessary………….good !
    NWFP name change………………………………good !
    will keep the judiciary very busy for next 18years..good !

  17. Kaami (unregistered) on April 13th, 2010 @ 1:12 am


    Agreed Sahib.

    Also one good thing that came out of 18th amendement is that they all finally agreed on something.

  18. balma on April 14th, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

    Fasiq, are you a behroopia, our vakeel sahib discuised as Fasiq????

  19. vali2009 on April 18th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    i didnt see the sign that mqm sapporting dictator ship for democrcy .mqm knows what is the differace between democ and dectatorship but some of the parties not picking the theme of mqm. only mqm working for peace and democracy in pakistan in grass root lavel…

  20. d0ct0r on April 18th, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    mqm knows what is the differace between democ and dectatorship

    Yea right. They know how to lick Dictator’s boots for almost a decade and now they’re wagging their tails behind democrats. Other parties should learn a lesson of two from their hypocrisy on how to abandon and ditch the ship at the right time and hop on to other ship.

  21. Jaami (unregistered) on April 19th, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    @ d0ct0r
    atleast MQM is better then Nawaz Sharif, PPP and the lairs of Jamat e Islami as MQM never said anything bad about Musharraf, whereas all the three after getting all the benefits from Dictators now curse the dictators, just see how Jamat e islami who have 3 ministers in Zia Majlis e Shura curse zia and Nawaz the offspring of Gen Jilani and Zia curse dictatorship and same with Bhutto who used to call Ayub Khan his DADDY.
    and i forgot, the Great Imran Khan who was the Chief Polling Agent in Musharraf Referendum.
    MQM have done the right thing siding with Musharraf, as he was Mohajir secondly by shaking hand with Musharraf MQM work hard and made Karachi a better place to live and i think MQM did the right thing as far as Karachi is concern.

  22. Mirza (unregistered) on April 20th, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    MQM trying to eliminae this fudal system..i think if you want to be a change a system first you have to be part of the system then easily remove the system….i dont know why you are not Point out the ANP who are the peacemaker in frontier and they claiming that amunation is the part of life

  23. d0ct0r on April 20th, 2010 @ 11:18 pm


    Its ironic that people forget history so fast. MQM ditched Musharraf when he needed them the most,but MQM being an opportunist hypocrite party dumped him and abandoned ship altogether. Musharraf too in an interview conceded that gangsters of MQM were responsible for negative image and negative perception that developed about him,he said PML Q showed restrain and let CJ travel from Islamabad to Lahore via GT road without resorting to any kind of voilence and no fire being shot and no
    lives being lost,Whereas in Karachi MQM on the other hand blocked and barricaded whole karachi on 12th may and orchestrated mercilessly executed a massacre,he said just because he is a muhajir does not mean he should be held responsible for MQM masterminded carnage.

  24. d0ct0r on April 20th, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    Mirza (unregistered) on April 20th, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    MQM trying to eliminae this fudal system..

    Yea right.. MQM is trying to eliminate feudal system by introducing a more repressive criminal mafia gangster system with london based absconding peer acting as its long distance feudal don.

  25. d0ct0r on April 21st, 2010 @ 12:45 am


    Were you earlier trying to imply that peer sb is immortal or were you trying to imply that he is faking his illness. Apparently peer sb is back on the scene maybe we will be blessed with his demonic speech in the next few days.

  26. Rehan4 (unregistered) on April 21st, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    dungar d0ct0r, tere biwi pregnant ho jaye tu bhee to kahay ga esmain bhee MQM ka haath hay.

    Shame on you, khud bhee kuch kar lia kar, jamati bharway

  27. Rehan4 (unregistered) on April 21st, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Qaazi ki chaddi main BlackWater ka haath hay ………???

    What they are upto …. ??

  28. tamaaz khan (unregistered) on April 25th, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    ‘MQM is trying to eliminate feudal system by introducing a more repressive criminal mafia gangster system’

    Yeah, because no one in Karachi appreciates the MQM.

    God Forbid, A Mustafa Kamal appears in any other city, right?

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