Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The MQM Has A Jirga? What?!

Dawn reports:

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has announced it will observe May 12 as a black day to condemn the violence that Karachi witnessed in 2007, DawnNews reports.

The MQM Rabita (coordination) committee member Dr Sagheer Ahmed has said that they will bring the perpetrators of the violence to the surface.

According to MQM sources, Haq Parast Aman Jirga met the members of MQM Coordination Committee, requesting them to observe 12 May as a black day as 14 workers of the MQM had also been killed.


My instant reaction is that this is just plain dumb, and the whole commemorating May 12 bit certainly is, but the reference to the Haq Parast jirga makes sense (even though I do think that they're trying to be ironic here). In the areas where the MQM commands the most influence it pretty much functions like a tribal jirga. Its good to see them admitting as much.

2 comments:

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Aliarqam said...

Its just Stereotypes approaches...
Pakhtoon Action Committee(Smash hits) was a smash hit...ANP for the first time won 2 provincial seats....
Then Jamaat Islami came with the noble idea of Karachi Aman Jirga though not materialized...as well
Now MQM...claiming to be an anti Feudal party and representing Urban Middle Class and lower classes of Karachi have come to the very tribal approach in the Urban City....