A different, darker storm

Preoccupied by the rains, Karachites may have missed a different type of storm brewing. The latest tussle between the MQM and Musharraf’s party has resulted in both sides acting like bratty school kids, except with much higher stakes at play than playground rivalries.

And lest Karachites glossed over the fact that the MQM is a mafia run by a bunch of thugs, we have the following comment from Dr. (?) Imran Farooq, the exiled MQM man:

“When Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif initiated army operations against us in the past, we told them in no uncertain terms that they would be eventually isolated. We can offer the same advice to President Musharraf,” he said in spine-chilling remarks that fuelled speculation that the MQM was prepared for a ‘do-or-die showdown’ with the establishment.

Do we seriously expect any real turnaround with people like this at the helm? Fit of pique by a general who is slighted and sinister allusions to wreaking havoc on a city that is ruled by the MQM. Karachi might just be dragged out of its watery grave only to be picked at by the circling vultures.

12 Comments so far

  1. anon-again (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 4:00 am

    not quite the right crowd for this rant Cyril ;)

  2. verysmart (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 4:28 am

    Looks like Musharraf Bashing again, CY, the Black strom has been resolved, MQM has withdrawn the resignations and the General is not going to run havoc in the MQM run city.

    By the way, why do you really expect something bad to happen? It looks like you enjoy being the prophet of doom, dont ya?

    Please try and be a bit positive.

  3. yo yo (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 6:01 am

    MQM and Musharraf are buddies. Altaf bHAi loves him. MQM is angry with Sindh Governer and not Musharraf.

  4. Karachiite (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 7:19 am

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Isratul Ebad said matters concerning ministers’ resignation were resolved due to like-mindedness of President Musharraf and Mutahidda chief Altaf Hussain.

    Talking to mediamen at Karachi airport, he said President Musharraf’s vision and Altaf Hussain’s idealogy matched with each other, whcih was why such a critical matter of quitting government was resolved with all due assurence and mutual trust by the president.

    He said MQM ministers had taken their resignations back.

    He thanked President Musharraf and Prime Minsiter Shaukat Aziz for taking MQM’s reservations into consideration and overcoming the crisis which had brought political storm in Sindh.

  5. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 8:42 am

    Thank God!

    I really didn’t want my city to suffer again as it did during the early nineties.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 8:47 am

    The issue is resolved. Mush & Co. wants to keep the status quo so might have accepted some demands of mqm, however army is like a camel who never forgets its enemy. They are just gaining time and looking for the right spot to attack on.

  7. sathi bhai (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 9:36 am

    Nara-e-mahajir jye mahajir
    sabb behno ka aik hi bhai altaf bhai, altaf bhai

  8. sadat (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    hey guys have a look at that

  9. Nadir Nasir (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    NO Comments on the political stuff…

    But cy! Great writing you just did up there! Loved it!

    “Karachi might just be dragged out of its watery grave only to be picked at by the circling vultures”

  10. Sahi (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    man these politicians dont have the balls to fight….do u really think MQM can fight against the “MQM in Uniforms” (Pakistani Army for those who dont get it)??…….
    its all a political crap……MQM got what they wanted from Musharraf……whatever that it was….money…..lands……watever…..but trust me….the do or die thing is only there to gain public support (trying to impress our karachiites through a jihad against the government:P)…..i wonder whose the idiot who comes up with these ideas?:P….Amir liaquat?….and yes he aint no Doc….hes just one of Musharraf’s lap pets…..

  11. mansoor (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    kashif: however army is like a camel who never forgets its enemy kashif: however army is like a camel who never forgets its enemy

  12. Karachiite (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

    I thought it was elephants that never forget, not camels.

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