By Dr Shahid Qureshi – :
“General Moin Haider a Mohajr told newsmen that the MQM (members) had travelled to India on diplomatic passports provided by the Indian government and “were playing into the hands of India.”
MQM is backstabbing Pakistan and clearly blackmailing the State? In many countries including Britain mineral resources in Sea, air, land, and ports are in the jurisdictions of the central governments? In almost all countries if someone finds a historical treasure on his land that becomes property of the state not local council?
Surely business community feel pressures from ‘MQM’s jeans-bike terrorism’ in Karachi but how far they would go to protect their business interests and state interests? There is no excuse for any individual or media group to let itself used against the national interests?
“Silence is betrayal to the Pakistani Nation now”, said a senior security official. He was talking to me exclusively in the context of MQM’s agenda and Indian triple game with Pakistan. Dr Farooq Sattar leader of the MQM said in ARY TV Channel program on 28th November 2009 with a planted anchor that, “…total control of Port (Gawadar) and all the resources gas…” should be handed over to the province. The program was fully loaded with Indo-US propaganda and lines?
According to analysts it is not a rocket science to inference that MQM (Muthada Qaumi Movement) and Altaf Hussain are extensions of foreign agencies, and involved in activities to disintegrate the State of Pakistan. On 12th January 2009 MQM tabled a “Provincial Autonomy’ Sine qua non for a Federation, Draft Bill for Constitutional Amendments to Provide Complete Constitutional Autonomy to Constituent Units”. It is quite strange that a party (MQM–A) which bank on the votes of people who migrated and some emigrated later from India and had no roots with any province of Pakistan is allegedly involved in the Indo-US plot of disintegration of Pakistan. So what will happen to those who are not Punjabis, Sindis, Baluchis, Pathans, and Kashmiris living peacefully in Pakistan? Another episode of ‘Biharis – Pakistanis’ living in camps in now Bangladesh?
It seems that MQM’s minders have the Soviet Model in mind because in modern times international plotters use constitutional loopholes or constitutional amendments to disintegrate countries. For example in dismantling the USSR the international plotters used constitutional provisions which had been placed intentionally. The breakup of the USSR was provided in two of the Articles of the constitution. Article 70 Stated: “Union of the Soviets Republics is a unitary, federal, multinational state, formed on the Free Self Determination of Nations”. Article 72 was more explicit and stated: “Each Union Republic retains the right freely to secede from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics”.
Interestingly no such mechanism is available in the US Constitution and according to US experts “the constitutional language is sparse’. It is up to the Congress to give meaning to that language”. We all know who control and got the majority in the Congress?
Altaf Husain is a British Citizen including some of its members of golden circle seemingly don’t care if country disintegrated and what will happen to those people who migrated or pushed to Pakistan came into being due “Two Nation Theory”. Altaf Hussain and MQM do not agree with Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir and also do not recognise the ‘State of Pakistan’ and its legitimacy! Well that is Indian line?
Altaf Hussain said “Pakistan’s creation was a ‘‘mistake’’ and a ‘‘blunder in the history of mankind’’ reported Sonia Trikha, 12th July 2001, The Indian Express. He further said, “The Two Nation Theory, which argues that Muslims and Hindus are two separate nations which have to live separately and is the basis of the creation of Pakistan “was a farce.”
“Pakistan a failed State”, said Syed Tariq Mir, Member of the Central Co-ordination Committee, in the SAPRA, conference in Indian in October 2000.
While sitting in his 40+ staffed MQM International Secretariat in London Altaf Hussain want LOC (Line of Control) in Kashmir should be declared permanent border i.e. forget about 92685 killings, 115877 arrests, 15665 home demolitions, by Indian Security Forces, and 22675 widows and 107218 orphans? His comments on Kashmir are not only unacceptable to Kashmiri community but also deplorable as mindless. More than 600,000 Kashmiris are living in the United Kingdom and do not accept his anti Kashmiri and pro Indian remarks. Altaf Hussain’s views and comments about Kashmir and Pakistan are very offensive and treacherous.
Altaf Hussain asked for asylum for MQM workers in India! “Some what intrigued by the indirect requests and appeals by visiting Pakistani MQM leader, Mr. Altaf Hussain, to grant political asylum to his (MQM) supporters in India, the Indian Home Ministry has categorically rejected his emotional pleas” wrote famous Indian journalist Arun Rajnath wrote, on 8th November 2004.
Minister of State for Home Affairs, S. Reghupati told Arun Rajnath, “Such proposals are not viable or practical, and Mr. Hussain himself understands it. If we grant asylum to Pakistani Mohajirs (refugees), why not to Bangladeshis? Then we should also cease our actions of identifying illegal migrants from Bangladesh and we should open our doors for every Mohajir, and give them legal status.” On the one hand Altaf Hussain has taken British citizen on the other hand he is asking Indian Government to grant political asylum to MQM supporters in India. What game is he playing?
“He (Altaf Hussain) said that while Musharraf is a Mohajir, is ‘‘part and parcel of the Punjabi establishment’’ and thus can never serve the interests of Mohajirs. In this context, he said that Punjab’s partition was a blunder as it only served to divide the Muslim populace of the subcontinent” reported Indian Express on 12th July 2001.
“No one would be allowed to go scot-free after making anti-Pakistan statements” said Interior Minister Lt. Gen (Rtd) Moinuddin Haider in Lahore on 2nd October 2000. General Haider further said that a report has been sought from the Pakistan High Commission in India and action would be taken accordingly. On Tuesday, 3 October 2000, the Pakistani Information Minister, Javed Jabbar said that the Interior ministry was seeking details of the MQM delegation’s visit to India.
“General Moin Haider a Mohajr later told newsmen that the MQM (members) had travelled to India on diplomatic passports provided by the Indian government and “were playing into the hands of India.” The government now intends to start legal action against the MQM leaders, who are already facing several charges against them and are mostly residing outside the country”, reported Kamal Siddiqi, ‘The Indian Express’ 28th October 2000. The government of Pakistan was reportedly seeking extradition of Altaf Hussain who was said to be wanted in 50 murders and 150 cases of kidnapping and arson.
Indian officials reportedly said that Altaf Hussain requested Indian Foreign Minister, Natwar Singh that his supporters, the Mohajirs, be granted Long Term Visas (LTV) to live in India. He also requested the Indians to show leniency when considering such cases, especially of the Mohajir community, if they are legally entitled to get the Indian citizenship.
Indian analysts think Altaf Hussain’s requests reflected a deep sense of insecurity and lack of confidence in the durability of the present Pakistani set up as Mr. Hussain was not only staying in self-imposed exile himself in the UK, but was even talking about a large number of his supporters running away from Pakistan to seek asylum in India, as chances of getting asylum in the US and UK had diminished after 9/11.
While talking about the internal conditions in Pakistan with Natwar Singh, Altaf Hussain expressed the desire of several Mohajirs to return to India. He told Mr. Singh the second generation of the Mohajir community was now facing the “acrimonious fruit of the 1947 partition”.
He also recited an Urdu couplet during his interaction with Natwar Singh: ‘Yeh waqt bhi dekha hai taareekh ke safahon ne; Lamhon ne khata ki thi, sadiyon ne sazaa payee’ (Annals of History have witnessed the phenomenon that blunders committed in a short span of time resulted in punishment for centuries)
Indian Foreign Ministry officials told the ‘South Asia Tribune’ Mr. (Altaf) Hussain had also revealed that a large number of his Mohajir community wanted to return to their roots, and most of them wanted their Indian citizenship back.
Asked to comment on the subject, the Secretary, of the Minority Cell of Congress Party, Meem Afzal had different views: “The new generation of the Pakistan Mohajirs does not wish to re-unite with India or return to their roots. Their counterparts in India also do not wish their relatives to come back from Pakistan to settle down in India. It is just a matter of a few years and after the end of the second generation or Altaf Hussain’s generation, the ghost of nostalgia will just disappear.”
Apart from this some of the Mohajirs were declared ‘dead’ in property documents/papers/ records at the time of the partition by other members of the family to protect their property from being taken over by Indian authorities. Those who stayed behind claimed full inheritance. If they or their children return to India, it would gravely complicate matters.
“The Government of India had virtually kept Altaf Hussain under ‘room-arrest’ the whole day on 6th November, 2004, and nobody was allowed to see him or his party men. Various government officials and security men paid visits to him the whole day. Mr. Hussain and his aides were given cellular phones with special numbers”, wrote Arun Rajnath.
British passports are issued to thousands non British every year no one ever took their photo with the passport like primary school ‘graduation’ as MQM leader Altaf Hussain did? Some one said, ‘Altaf Hussain will never go to Pakistan’ but he went to India on his British Passport but did not go to Pakistan even when his party is ruling the province and part of federal government. He has been living in Britain since 1992, never voted in Pakistan. He has never worked in the United Kingdom? How did he have properties worth millions as reported in London Weekly? MQM is political party, a mafia or a outsourced business?
It is time for loyalists to get their acts together because fact of the matter is that all the ingredients, pawns, tools, are in place to break Pakistan but they all should remember that as some one said, “traitors are not fired because they are BURNT!!”.
By Dr Shahid Qureshi
(The writer is a London based senior investigative journalist and writes on international terrorism, security, and foreign policy)