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How MQM works in Karachi

By Dr Arif Alvi 

I’m Urdu speaking, my grandparents made a lot of sacrifices and migrated to Karachi, Pakistan, from India.

Karachi was a city of lights until nearly 30 years back when MQM started showing its true face. I will tell you how MQM works and I have experienced all of this myself. This is a very well-managed organisation, which works under a tight command and control mechanism. They have divided Karachi into a number of sectors; each sector is divided into units. The first tier is called the unit. There are MQM units in every nook and corner of Karachi. Every apartment complex has one unit, and nearly one in every 500 houses there is a unit. The units report to a particular sector under which they come. Each unit has a unit in-charge and other proper posts. As these guys live among us, they know each and every house and shop that comes under their supervision. The unit in-charge literally controls whatever goes within the jurisdiction of his unit. From cable persons reporting to him to the SHO of that area; everyone obeys that unit in-charge. Read More »How MQM works in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: PML-Q, MQM to shoot down anti-Musharraf resolution

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By Tariq Butt
The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) are independently determined to scuttle the move to have a unanimous resolution passed by the National Assembly, seeking the trial of Pervez Musharraf on high treason charges.

“We will certainly not vote for this kind of resolution as Musharraf’s trial is not an issue on this occasion,” PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain told The News.Read More »ISLAMABAD: PML-Q, MQM to shoot down anti-Musharraf resolution