Time to act now
Apropos the lead article ‘Whither MQM?’ in your July-2015 issue,, it rightly highlights the loopholes and flaws ignored by the political party belonging to the largest city of Pakistan, which also happens to be the financial hub of the country. Despite being in a decisive majority, the MQM has failed to serve the basic cause it was formed for in the 80s, which was to get Muhajirs their due share in all walks of life, including government, civil service, employment, education, and business, etc. Though it still enjoys political support in urban Sindh, the party does not seem to learn from its mistakes, thus leaving a significant part of the country’s population in a helpless situation. Now the treason charges hurled recently against the MQM supremo have made it quite difficult for their diehard voters to defend the political decision they have been continuously making since the formation of the MQM, the flag-bearer of the Urdu-speaking Muhajir communities living in urban Sindh. I think it’s high time for its leadership to act wisely and come out clean from the serious allegations being made against the party.