MQM and Altaf Hussain were behind 2009 Ashura Bombings


By Dr Shahid Qureshi : –

MQM- Altaf terrorist and Indian agent Ajmal Pharee confessed to the Joint Investigation Team of (ISI, IB, Military Intelligence, CID, Special Branch etc) that, “MQM-Altaf was behind the ‘Asura Bombings of
2009′ in Karachi. He confessed to the team that he and other MQM city workers were ordered to wear black Shia mourning clothes on the day in a meeting called three days before the Ashura bombings. The orders
were to burn the shops and businesses in and around Light House as well as kill the people. The shop owners of that area refused to give extortion money to the MQM-Altaf. These burnings caused losses of
billions to the poor Pakistanis and shop owners in Karachi”.

Mustafa Kamal billionaire – poor former mayor of Karachi become abusive when London Post report published on 31st December 2009, was quoted that, ‘MQM was involved in Karachi bombings with black water’, in a live program by famous anchor Talat Hussain. Faces of the looters were visible on CCTVs footages still available on youtube.

MQM – Altaf terrorist and high value asset Ajmal Pharee also confessed to the JIT that he has received terrorist training in New Delhi from five Indian Army officers. During this training he was informed about
Altaf Hussain’s desire to separate Karachi from Pakistan. Altaf Husain is a British Citizen and considered as high value asset by some analysts.

Ajmal Pharee also confessed murdering 55 people as well as receiving training in India by Indian security agencies. In a video statement he said, “I joined MQM in 1988 arrested in 1989 for fire arms offences
imprisoned for one year. He was arrested and sentenced for five years again in 2000 for murdering Iqbal Raad, lawyer of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He told the JIT that his handler Nadeem Nusrat
is based in MQM – Altaf’s London Secretariat and inner circle man of Altaf Hussain. Ajmal Pharee told the JIT that, ‘Nadeem Nusrat told him to escape from Pakistan to Singapore in 1996 with Zeshan a MQM
worker’. He stayed in the Mustafa Market Hotel on his instructions in Singapore, where he was given Singapore Airline tickets and Indian visas by Jamil aka Jimi who lives in South Africa. They travelled to
Delhi, stayed there for 15 days and later received terrorist training for one month in a near by jungle by five Indian army officers.

He also met other MQM-Altaf workers Noora of Shah Faiasl Colony, Zafar
Tension of Buffer Zone, Raju of Nazim-a-Bad, Shakir Chota of Orangi
Town. He received terrorist training of AK-47, RPG, MP-5 LMG, hand
grenades. He was transported to India-Pakistan border inserted in from
Chawanda area of Shakr Gurh (Sialkot) in Pakistan. They later went to
Lahore and than Karachi”, said Ajmal Pharee in his confessions.

On 31st December 2009, The London Post, exclusively published the
story “Blackwater and MQM’s Hallmarks on Karachi Fire – Bombings”. The
above confession by the MQM Terrorist now confirm that MQM – Altaf was
behind the fire bombing and criminal damage in Karachi.

“MQM and Blackwater/Xe are US sponsored mafia style mercenary outfits
due to their management structure as it is almost the same both
groups’ chiefs are out of Pakistan to start with. There is no
difference between Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and MQM because both
are sponsored by India and USA. Sawat type operation against MQM’s
‘Clean Shaven Taliban’ who are supporting Blackwater/Xe is a must
because people will support.

The recent bombings of a religious procession in Karachi and fire
bombings of small businesses miles away from the incident reportedly
owned by mostly Sunni Tableghie Jamat a non violent religious group,
got all the hall marks of ‘private mercenaries’ Blackwater with the
support of MQM. According to reports it is physically not possible for
any one attending the procession to go miles away, get special fire
bombing chemicals and equipment to set fire 300 hundred shops in
Bolton Market. It is only possible if one already knows the timing of
the bombings and part of the plot. They targeted a Sunni areas where
it is almost impossible for an angry ‘Shia protestor’ to reach from
the crime scene keeping in the view the distances. So Shia procession
was bombed, Sunni business were burnt down and MQM’s fire engines did
not arrive. Seems perfect Blackwater Inc style operation?

Blackwater, MQM’s Plus plan was meticulous and well timed. (a) Timing
of the bombing few days before the end of the term of City Government
Term. So City Government building burnt down with the record to cover-
up corruption? (b) Selection of the venues to be fire bombed (c)
Torching of Light House Market predominantly owned by the Pashtuns who
did not pay extortion money to the MQM – Score settled, Job done (d)
Torching of Bolton Market mostly business are owned by peaceful Sunni
Muslims Memon Community. They refused to be relocated outside the city
because shops worth millions. High ups of the current regime allegedly
President Zardari & Co had interest in the land to develop and build
flats and plazas. (Job done) (e) Why MQM leaders both reportedly Shias
Haider Abbas Rizvi and Faisal Sabzwari not in the Ashura procession?
(f) Why police and rangers did not stop the arsonists and terrorists?
(g) Who ordered them not to act? (h) Remote control bomb was planted
in an ambulance which might be carrying a head too? (i) Who is Hasham
Al-Zafar (central) and what is his role in the bombing and burning of
Karachi? (j) What is his relationship with Saleem Shezad alleged
master mind of the operation and why he only reports to Altaf Hussain?

MQM and Blackwater/Xe are US sponsored mafia style mercenary outfits
due to their management structure as it is almost the same both
groups’ chiefs are out of Pakistan to start with. MQM are the local
collaborators of Blackwater/Xe in Pakistan?

According to sources similar kinds of chemicals and fire bombing
equipments have been used in Iraq and Lebanon. Pakistan’s security
agencies must look into the links between MQM lead City Government and
Blackwater. What kind of assistance they are providing to the
mercenaries. City mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal and Governor Sind Dr Ashrat
Abad Khan recently visited sensitive institutions of the USA related
to protection of US national interests aboard. Why would a mayor of a
third world country visit US State Department? Did he inform
Pakistani’s foreign ministry? He is on the grooming list. “To his
credentials it was Mustafa Kamal who opened the door for the assassins
came to kill his ‘uncle’ Azeem Ahmed Tariq, leader of the MQM, as it
was an inside job. It sounds like nephew shopped his ‘uncle’ according
to a source.

Altaf Hussain’s MQM and his mafia have caused more economic and human
losses to Pakistan by strikes and terrorist activities then three wars
with India. After the incident on Monday December 28, 2009, three
thousand shops were burnt; one thousand were burnt after looting which
caused loss of Rs. 60 billion to Pakistani economy. Armed men stopped
fire engines for over three hours according to reports. Why?

Elements close to MQM were also allegedly involved in the terrorism,
arson, and killings after tragic death of Benazir Bhutto on 27th
December 2007. Many analysts believe that it was a dry run by the
foreign sponsored elements to separate Karachi from the rest of the
country. There is another dimension to the burring of some markets
with small business. Some people from land mafia were making hostile
offers to these old pre partition businesses.

There are reports that MQM has issued thousands of arms licences to
its workers and sympathisers in Karachi and some of the licences might
have been issued from other provinces. Disarming of the terrorist
groups including MQM in Karachi is necessary to avoid future

It is also reported that armed gunmen did not allow fire engines to
leave the fire stations. All the fire engines and security cameras are
under the control of City Government run by MQM whose leader Altaf
Hussain controls this group in a mafia style. Within minutes he blamed
‘Taliban’ for the bombings. How did he know it was Taliban and not
Indian RAW or Blackwater/Xe? Altaf Hussain deliberately tried to make
this a sectarian issue in his live TV broadcast on a news channel,
which matches the agenda of private mercenaries and India.

Asia Times Online reported few years ago during Musharraf era, sources
says that, “only US diplomatic intervention stopped General Musharraf
from taking strong action against the MQM after he received the report
on the recent unrest in which the MQM was implicated. Washington
indeed has a powerful southern ally in Pakistan’. After September 11,
the United States identified even more with the MQM as it was the only
party in Pakistan that widely mourned the attacks on the US, openly
condemned the Taliban and al-Qaeda, and launched a powerful campaign
in support of the US attack on Afghanistan”.

When President Zardari speak about ‘non state & political actors’,
probably he also meant Altaf Hussain too? His long distance proactive
and dramatic telephonic speeches are more or less what Lord Nelson
said, “If you can’t baffle them with brilliance, dazzle them with
bullshit!”. He is never been to Pakistan for more then 15 years but
did travel to India on his British passport. Most of the members in
mafia style ‘Rabita Committee’ are wanted by Pakistani authorities for
heinous crimes. He hides behind this ‘kangaroo committee’.

A political analyst said, ‘to get ‘poodle status’ in US administration
Altaf Hussain exaggerates things beyond imagination. For example, he
claimed his supporters in Karachi increased by 10 million in just two
years because he claimed to have 20 million supporters in an interview
with Edgware Times in November 1998. But in 2001 MQM claimed to have
30 million supporters when MQM send a fax to Reuters on 22 September
2001. “(MQM leader) Altaf Hussain has offered the unconditional
support of over 30 million MQM supporters to the U.S. president and
the international community,” its London-based international
secretariat said in a statement faxed to Reuters on September 22,

According to sources, ‘Altaf group is planning and preparing for armed
fight with other groups in Karachi. There might be a plan to divide
Karachi on ethnic zones as Rehman Malik mentioned in Dera Ismail Khan?
The alleged transfer of money from Karachi to London, Germany, Dubai,
South Africa, Canada, and United States is alarming. There reports of
increase in the arms sale in Karachi seem serious but what are the
authorities doing?

So what is Altaf Hussain up to that is a crucial question to political
and security leadership to think about. His alleged close links with
the Indian agency and also acting like a mercenary force getting
orders from foreign masters. It is time for the government of Pakistan
to approach its friends and allies to have a clear cut answers about
the real Agenda in Pakistan? Crimes of Altaf Hussain and his party MQM
are so heinous that he wouldn’t dare step in Karachi even the whole
period of Musharraf and now Zardari rule?

Until November 1998 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. He said in an interview with a
newspaper in 1998, “It is my wish that they take me to trial in a
British court then I will tell people nationally and internationally
what has been happening in Pakistan.” It was Altaf Hussain and MQM who
issued a memo to his workers saying,” if there was war between India
and Pakistan, MQM workers will be remain neutral”. Why?

MQM’s deputy chief organiser of district Thatta and his wife were
arrested by the police for trafficking 120 kilos of A class drugs
according to a press report on 16th May 2004. Mohamed Ibrahim and his
wife Ayesha Soho who is also member of district government were coming
from Bolan area of Baluchistan on Jeep number BC 1248 when they were
stopped by Dadar Police who discovered 180 kilos of HASH worth
millions of from the secret compartments of the jeep. Police has
registered a case number 13/2004 report against deputy chief of MQM
and his wife for drug trafficking. Area in charge SHO of the area
Police confirmed that suspects have confessed they have been also
involved in arms trafficking from Kabul and been to Afghanistan three
times. Both were sent to Sibi Jail in Baluchistan.

“MQM has been funded with the drug money apart from the extortion
money taken from the top businessmen in the name of support” according
to a report published by

The Frontier Post published on December 25, 1998. The report says, “…
What is more alarming is that the Narco dollars have been used for
funding the (MQM), a responsible source in the provincial government
said. He added that such funding was tantamount to fuelling
terrorism.” Is the Narco-terror funding still on?

By joining as local collaborator of Blackwater in Karachi MQM has
provided the eyes and ears on the ground with smart guns. Even if US-
India sponsored ‘Pakistani Taliban’ claim responsibility of Karachi
Ashura bombings, the chemicals and smart guns used in burnings of the
over 6000 small businesses and loss of Rs. 60 billion have all the
hallmarks of Blackwater/Xe.

“There is no difference between Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and MQM
because both are sponsored by India and USA. Sawat type operation
against MQM’s ‘Clean Shaven Taliban’ who are supporting Blackwater/Xe
is a must because people will support.”

People must congratulate interior minister Sindh Zulifqar Mirza for
his bravery in dealing with MQM-Altaf terrorists on the instructions
of President Zardari. The recent murder of the nephew of imprisoned
MQM-Haqaqi leader Amir Khan is a clear sign that MQM-Altaf is losing
control of the city and panicking. Sooner or later upon the release of
the confession videos of the MQM target killers stating the orders
were coming from London by allegedly a British Citizen will put
British establishment into legal dilemmas as exporting terrorism to
Pakistan as well as harbouring terrorists?

“26 target killers belong to MQM-Altaf Hussain based in London said”,
Home Minister Zulifqar Mirza who considered as the right hand man of
President Zardari and Rehman Malik left hand man. Every one knows what
most people do with their left hand in Pakistan?

(Dr Shahid Qureshi is award winning journalist and writer on foreign policy & security based in London)