To Be or Not to Be
The Pakistani political scene has been nothing short of a television drama, complete with climatic turning points and earth shattering revelations. The protagonist of this drama would then be the MQM, which has taken centre stage ever since the Karachi operation has gone into effect and which, by far, is seen as the most seemingly deluded yet mysterious political party ever to exist in Pakistani politics.
Although the MQM claims to be the champion of the rights of Mohajirs, as the author of ‘The MQM Factor’ in last month’s issue states, I have not yet seen many improvements to which the party may claim ownership. Perhaps what it should do instead is focus on alleviating the concerns and fears of the public of its own province, rather than play with the emotions of a particular ethnic group just to get a fair share of votes.