I am replying to your multi-dimensional editorial in the frontier post “Altaf Hussain seeks another Musharraf”, in which you are trying to save Army from fight and on the other hand you would try to push Army to fight in other country and take part in sectarian violence. Scientifically, if any foreign particle invades human body, then defensive system activates through helping cell from the same body and is called Immune system. Similarly, Army of each and every country is considers as the defensive system of a state to save the state from enemies. After a series of nonstop deadliest attacked on Army, Law enforcement agencies personnel, policemen and civilians Mr. Altaf Hussain requested Army for taking over when the democracy of rigged government and agencies were failed. About 4 years back he warned the nation about the proliferation of the Taliban across the country and especially in Karachi and he was absolutely right.
Not too long ago, during peace talk process, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan beheaded 23 FC soldiers and wired the video with slaughtered bodies. We as a nation felt that democratic process has failed with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, therefore, Mr. Altaf Hussain requested Army to manage the situation and it wasn’t greek to me.
Mr. Altaf Hussain and his Party MQM isn’t the product of Pakistani establishment and agencies. He came from middle class family and started his political struggle from student life. The student group started its replication steps and the middle and lower middle class people of Pakistan added continuously to transform as MQM in a political party of middle class people. Syed Mustafa Kamal was also the elected mayor from MQM and he worked tremendously to gain his position in world’s top mayors, even the Chief justice of Pakistan (belong to PMLN) was also appreciated the work of Mustafa Kamal of MQM. MQM isn’t believed on ethnicity and you can take the idea from the elected seats of MQM like Sukkur, Gilgit-Baltistan and recently MQM has taken many votes from Baluchistan in local body election.
Ironically only 2% feudalistic mindset was, is and will be the part of Pakistani government. In 66 years of Pakistan no democratic government increased the Gross Domestic Product-GDP except ex-army chief Musharraf. At that time the size of economy was from $74 billion in 1999-2000 to $170 billion in 2007-08.
On the record, Mr. Altaf Hussain didn’t take any bribe in Asghar Khan Case in which all Political parties took to made IJI against one political party. Mr. Nawaz Sharif was the beneficiary of that undemocratic, illegal process and you call his party an ideological party?
As a patriotic politician Mr. Hussain added his part by calling Army in a trouble situation of Pakistan. In 2013 Awami National Party (ANP) demanded that army to deployed in Karachi in order to improve the city’s security situation and Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik would have identified the TTP Involvement in City’s Situation so why no one passed any resolution in assembly against this demand? http://www.pakistanaffairs.pk/threads/12643-ANP-calls-for-army-deployment-in-Karachi.
In the end we as a nation, see much destruction within the society if our Army or resources will be used in the ongoing sectarian wars in other countries. I would strong support Mr. Altaf Hussain’s call to Army to reject the order of fighting in Syria or Bahrain.