A New Dawn

I do not often write about politics, mainly because i believe that who a person prays to and who a person follows is a personal matter. However yesterday something very mature has happened in our cities history. Surprisingly so as we are not often treated with such gestures on the part of our political leadership.

Mr Asif Zardari paid a visit to 90 yesterday, which is as every Karachite knows the symbolic HQ of the MQM.  After emerging from the meeting held. No doubt to discuss the nuances of the coalition government being formed by the two parties in Sindh it was announced that the past has been forgotten and peace made.

It was quite pleasant to see that the two leaders involved chose to join hands in order for a better tomorrow for this city and its  denizens.  Although i wonder what Mr Zardari says at each one of his political meetings for he always emerges successful from them.

We welcome a new dawn of prosperity for our city with hope that both parties involved will not succumb to the mistakes of the past, but will lead their voters into a better future.

16 Comments so far

  1. Shamsi (shamsi) on April 3rd, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    Conspirators will be on afterburners to ensure that the dent appears at EARLIEST.

    On other note – it seems like the leaders are learning from PAST, and wish to address the misery of common people, right from begining.


  2. shoaib on April 3rd, 2008 @ 2:21 pm

    Yes thats a good start to begin what finally and ALHAMDILLILAH. I am really amazed to see the qualities of Asif Zardari. He has shown tremendous maturity, amicable attitude and vision to move pakistan to the track which is needed. The important thing should be that none of the parties should be egocentric and must show flexibility in attitutes and actions at the leadership level. Good gestures shown by both the parties oterwise if you start counting the past then there would be no way out. The workers may have petty problems, but its the leadership who must decide. I also pray the same like shamsi "ALLAH PROTECT US, PROTECT OUR CITY, PROTECT PAKISTAN"

  3. MB (kar_munib) on April 3rd, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

    I say well done. There is a lot of doubt thats true but why not give them a chance and help them to get the goals. I am sure the establishment is already in business to get this fail again as well but its upto the leadership to fail their enemies.

    ALL IN ALL its good for karachi and for the rest of the country of politicians continue to show maturity and work together.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 3rd, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

    bunch of emotional fools.

  5. zeeshan on April 3rd, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    I hate to sound skeptic but I just can’t help to think that it won’t last long. Still, it is good for Karachi for as long as it can continue and I shall not be the one sending negative vibes around.

  6. Faisal.K (faisalk) on April 3rd, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Being a skeptic is very very easy.
    Having a bit of hope does not hurt anyone, we must be positive to ensure that our city emerges from the past mess it has been. We often criticize our politicians but along with that, we should also commend them on every good step taken.
    This city contributes 62% of Pakistan’s tax revenue, i am and always have been in the favour of more power to the local governance to ensure that at least some of that is given back to us the residents in the form of better roads, better sewerage and overall better living conditions.

    I hope that this time around something can be done to raise a local presence in the police force as well, so the citizens can connect with them and respect them, to reduce crime also.

  7. obiwankenobe on April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

    Zardari is a very intelligent person, I wish and pray that all these years have brought change of his heart.

  8. bashar on April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

    MQM is a dangerous party they think they control the whole of karachi. i know many people who say that they force people to vote for them and kill people who don’t follow. No other parties should join with them

  9. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on April 4th, 2008 @ 1:28 am

    Zardari has politically matured alot after spending more then a decade behind bars, he is playing his cards smartly by taking every one onboard so that no one spoils the show, by engaging with MQM he has done his part(he knows very well that by not engaging MQM,it would resort to its usual terror tactics by unleashing notorious criminals n terrorists in karachi to make its presence felt) , but deep down in his heart, he knows very well that this won’t work for long, MQM have a habit of back stabbing, and no matter how much he tries to accommodate them,they’ll bust the opportunity

    these days almost 7 MQM(haqiqi) workers are being gunned down every week(thats an average of 1 daily) , plus sunni Tehreek is also taking a hit every 2nd day so its quite obvious that MQM haven’t mended its ways as yet, and they’ll themselves be responsible if this effort fails

  10. kabirdas on April 4th, 2008 @ 1:39 am

    Ref: Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) April 3rd, 2008 3:42 pm
    bunch of emotional fools.

    To start off with there is nothing wrong with being ’emotional’. Then tell us please what is the difference between an ’emotional fool’ and a ‘fool’. A fool is a fool no matter what prefix you add to it. If two fools hitherto enemies of each other try to patch up and make frinds whether emotionally or otherwise can’t be called anything but wise.

    Ref: bashar April 3rd, 2008 7:32 pm
    MQM is a dangerous party they think they control the whole of karachi. i know many people who say that they force people to vote for them and kill people who don’t follow. No other parties should join with them

    MQM either controls the whole of Karachi or it doesn’t. In either case how does their thinking one way or the other makes them dangerous. You know many people who say they force people to vote for them. It is called hear say evidence of no value. What is your own experience. Cite that as an evidence. I know many people who say they do not force people to vote for them. Does it prove anything.
    It is a very good thing that has happened to Karachi. Peace in mini Pakistan , that is what Karachi is, means peace in Pakistan. Strength of Karachi is the strength of Pakistan. Full marks to the sagcity, maturity and stetesmanship of Zardari. Hat off to the wisdom and farsightedness of Altaf.
    A wind of change is blowing across whole of Pakistan. The days of ‘winter winds’ seem to have come to an end. The 60 years long dark night seems to be coming to an end. There are indeed signs of a new dawn for Karachi and for the rest of the country.

  11. calyps on April 4th, 2008 @ 2:38 am

    Zardari is playing the game very well. First, win the heart of nation and later gain everything else from the nation.

  12. بستنی (wasiq) on April 4th, 2008 @ 7:52 am

    the mqm and zardaris seems to have matured politically over the years….and even if this friendship is for a limited time i would welcome it and pray for their success…

    ps:this post is not about DAWN Sports……

  13. barristerakc on April 4th, 2008 @ 11:10 am

    Well let me admit that I am a fan of Asif Zardari. His personality dynamics has somehow changed post-benazir assassination (for the better). I would go as far as saying that the bugger (A.Z) has played cards better then anyone else (even Benazir , if she would have been alive).

    There’s no doubt that PPP is a multifaceted party having dual souls, personalities and dynamics. To me it has a ‘Sindi Nationalist Agenda’ in Sind and then this aura of a national unifying force.

    The Sindi Nationalists / Fascists in the PPP had always been against MQM (I would go as far as saying against the migrants from India during the partition) but it was A.Z who mediated and cut out a deal with the MQM.

    As a MQM voter, supporter – I am somewhat disappointed at MQM’s thirst for power; somehow it has given everyone an impression that MQM always sides with the establishment. The rationale given by MQM is that ‘our alliance is necessary for the development of urban Sind’ – which to me be an absurd argument. What about ideologies? Ethics? Then there’s a counter argument that which other political party practices such policies? Unfortunately, in the land of pure two wrongs does make a ‘right’ ….

    Barrister Ali Chishti

  14. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 4th, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    The result of "Ghair Mashroot Himayat"[unconditional support] by MQM is 6 local ministries,governorship, a visit to Nodero and a public holiday in entire sind in the name of ZAB.

    Zinda hey Bibi Zinda hay

    As a MQM voter, supporter – I am somewhat disappointed at MQM’s thirst for power;

    I think it was said by Momin Khan Momin:

    Chuti nahi moo se ye Kafir lagi huwi

  15. barristerakc on April 4th, 2008 @ 11:25 am

    I know there are many critics of the MQM; Dr. Awab Alvi being the chief of the lot. Yes, most of what Doctor Awab says is ‘principled’ and most comes from his father’s affiliation to Imran Khan’s party (when he gets bias).

    Awab should understand and give a chance to MQM because agree or not MQM has gone a long way and is still in a process of reformation. MQM is like one of those ‘drugies’ from a rehab – reformed but sometimes unpredictable but then which political party in Pakistan is ‘clean’?

  16. shoaib on April 7th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    MQM can hold there people but what about the people of PPP. Goons like Palejo and Qadir Magsi will always try to threat PPP and spreading wrogn propaganda about this and utimately the fate of the harmony will be in danger. This is the problem of politics in Pakistan. Leaders/Parties having no support of the people become a threat for the security and harmony of the country. There must be a system of registering the party that if any one can have so many members, only he can have a party. He can only have public protests if he has so many members in the parliaments. These people having no support from the people are the real source of problem.

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