MMA conspiring to destroy peace: MQM
The chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Altaf Hussain, has accused the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal of conspiring to destroy peace in Karachi and the rest of Sindh.
No! They'd never do that!
Mr Hussain claimed that as the MMA had sensed its defeat in bye-elections in Orangi, its activists allegedly attacked MQM offices and ransacked them and injured some activists.
Doesn't it say in the Pak political rulebook that you're supposed to do that? Or is it just tradition?
He claimed that despite support of all the political parties, the MMA could not overwhelm the MQM which exposed the hollowness of the religious constellation. He said that the outcome of bye- election had proved that in Oct 10 elections the MMA had allegedly committed massive rigging.
In Pakland? Who'da thunk that? That's certainly never happened before, has it?
The MQM chief was bitter over the killing of Salman Farooqui and Syed Masood Ali.
Not quite as bitter as Salman and Syed, but still pretty bitter...
Meanwhile, the MMA has also levelled similar allegations against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and has claimed that the MQM- dominated government in Sindh had consciously embarked on a policy of confrontation with the MMA to destroy peace and to obstruct progress and development through the local government.
I, for one, think it's wonderful that the Paks can continue having these frank political dialogs...
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-01-18