Time to act now

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL - Kokab Raza Peshawar, Pak­istan

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.

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