Imran Farooq Murderd in UK - Riots in Karachi


(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
اب پاکستان نے کیا غلطی کی ہے بھائی؟

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(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
It is their style to say thanks, we got it.

Whay is the problem with my brother, if they celebrate like this?


Senator (1k+ posts)
یہ تو ہونا ہی تھا. اگر یہ قتل کراچی میں ہوا ہوتا پھر تو پتا نہیں کیا حال ہوتا کراچی کا.


MPA (400+ posts)
This is one of the reasons why I hate MQM. They call themselves sincere and punish their own people through violence and strikes. Imran Farooq died in UK, why the people of Karachi are being punished to be abstained from their livelihood for 10 days. That is why I believe our political culture will never change.

Baba jee

Councller (250+ posts)
These are the MQM tactics to scare the people and demand some more ministries in the Federal and Provincial governments.


(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
بہتر ہے الطاف حسین لندن میں ہی رہے، پاکستان آۓ اور کوئی کاروائی پر گی تو پاکستان کا کیا ہو گا سوچ کر ہی ڈر لگتا ہے


MPA (400+ posts)
India has done it again..

is the call for "10 days of mourning" made by India? or Indians out on the streets spreading voilence. It is not the event that describe the nature of a group, but the reaction they show on the event describes them. Events in most parts are not in ones hands but a reaction to it is.


Senator (1k+ posts)
بہتر ہے الطاف حسین لندن میں ہی رہے، پاکستان آۓ اور کوئی کاروائی پر گی تو پاکستان کا کیا ہو گا سوچ کر ہی ڈر لگتا ہے
پاکستان کا نہیں صرف کراچی کا

Night_Hawk - Blogger
Karachi shut down after killing of exile Imran Farooq
Pakistan's largest city has come to a near standstill following the killing in London of an exiled leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
MQM supporters have gathered in Karachi to mourn Imran Farooq, who was stabbed outside his home on Thursday afternoon.
A BBC correspondent in the city says the situation is tense, with most shops, restaurants and schools closed.
The murder investigation has meanwhile been taken over by the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit, SO15.
The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw, says although no-one has yet been arrested over the stabbing of Mr Farooq, the working assumption at this stage is that it was politically motivated.

Syed Shoaib Hasan BBC News, Karachi
Karachi is Pakistan's business capital, largest city and only operational commercial port.
It provides more than 50% of the tax revenue generated in the country and is literally Pakistan's lifeline.
A great deal of the economic problems stem from the fighting that took place here between the MQM and the government in the 1990s.
Although peace has since returned to the metropolis, sporadic violence has often put big pressure on the economy and the government of the day.
Although it remains part of the central government, the MQM has always had a separate policy for Karachi and reacts violently to any attack on its members.
In the past, this has led to a shutdown of all activities in Karachi, which is something Pakistan just cannot afford at the moment.
The metropolis is the driving force of Pakistan's economy, and its trade and industry is even more important, given that floods have wrecked the rest of the country.

There have been tensions between various political groups based in London and it is thought that Mr Farooq had been the subject of threats before, our correspondent says.
The MQM's headquarters in the capital moved several months ago as a result of security concerns. Security around other Pakistani political figures is now being reviewed.
Many in Pakistan fear that if the British police find a political link to Mr Farooq's death, serious rioting could follow.
Last month, more than 80 people were killed in clashes in the city after the assassination of another MQM politician.
The MQM has been accused by its critics of illegal activities, and of endorsing or ignoring ethnic, sectarian and political violence.
'Great loss' Mr Farooq had been living in exile in the UK since 1999, when he claimed asylum. He had previously spent seven years on the run from Pakistani police, who accused him of involvement in several serious crimes.
In 1999, he told the BBC the charges against him were politically motivated.
The former Pakistani parliamentarian was one of the founding members of the MQM, a former opposition party which is now part of the ruling Pakistan People's Party-led alliance.
After news emerged that he had been stabbed several times in the head and neck, the MQM declared a 10-day mourning period in Pakistan and in its offices across the world.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the PPP would also suspend its activities, adding: "It was a great loss to the party and the family."
MQM leaders said they expected Mr Farooq's body to be flown back to Karachi for burial after legal formalities had been completed.

Local media in Karachi reported that some vehicles were torched and shots fired late on Thursday, but police said there had been no violence on Friday as hundreds of party activists converged on his family home.
Amid fears that the crowd could turn violent, most markets, restaurants and schools were closed and no public transport was available. Police and paramilitary troops were deployed on the city's main streets to maintain order, officials said.
The BBC's Shoaib Hasan in Karachi says MQM leaders had told him there was "a lot of grief and a lot of sorrow going around".
But, our correspondent says, the situation has remained relatively peaceful.
Mr Farooq was in essence the party's deputy leader, though he had not returned to Pakistan since claiming asylum in the UK, he adds. He had become marginalised recently, but was still powerful in Karachi.
Raza Haroon, a member of the MQM central co-ordination committee in London, told reporters: "He was a gentleman, a very, very soft spoken person with a lot of knowledge, and who was very outspoken as well.
"It's a very huge loss to the party to have lost a senior leader, in such a manner. This is an irreparable loss and a great tragedy for the MQM.
"Nobody could really have thought that this act of violence could happen in London, but at this moment we do not know what happened."

Imran Farooq was attacked outside his home in the north London suburb of Edgware
Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were wounded in several days of clashes in Karachi last month, sparked by the killing of an MQM parliamentarian, Raza Haidar. He was shot dead while attending a funeral.
Most of those killed belonged to the Pashtun community, whom MQM leaders had initially held responsible for the attack. Investigators later said the pro-Taliban militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was behind it.
The MQM came to prominence as an advocate for the rights of Pakistan's "Mohajir" community - Urdu speakers who originally travelled to the country from India following partition in 1947.
The party seized power in Karachi - home to Pakistan's largest Urdu-speaking population - in the 1980s. It was accused of involvement in torture, summary killings and other abuses.
In 1992, the authorities launched Operation Clean Up, and over the next six years some 8,000 people were killed and Mr Farooq fled to London. The MQM's leader, Altaf Hussein, has lived in the capital since 1992, and runs it from an anonymous office in the suburb of Barnet.


(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
Altaf Bhai , do not worry, u could join him if u want.

Altaf Bhai is very saad,
He will be OK if some say, do not worry, u could join Imran Farook, if u want.

He will stop crying immediately...try it. (cry) ==(bigsmile)


Night_Hawk - Blogger
Imran Farooq's key role in Pakistani politics

Imran Farooq helped to run the MQM from his base in London
Imran Farooq, stabbed to death in London, has been an important figure in Pakistani politics for many years. From exile, he has helped lead the MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) which is the dominant party in Karachi, as the BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan reports.
Imran Farooq vanished from Pakistan in 1992 after security forces launched what was known as "Operation Clean-up" in the city of Karachi.
He reappeared in London in 1999, when he claimed political asylum.
The MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) was, and still is, the dominant party in Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and commercial capital.
There is a great sense of grief among the MQM party cadre in Karachi at the moment, and party leaders have been seen weeping openly.
Observers say that there could be an unprecedented backlash if the attackers have any connection with Pakistan.
The operation that drove Mr Farooq into exile was targeted against what the then government said was the MQM's use of strong arm tactics against opponents in the city.
Mr Farooq, a former Pakistani parliamentarian, was one of the founding members of the MQM.
Although the party advocated liberal policies, it built its reputation on the back of ethnic violence which wreaked havoc in Karachi in the 1980s.
The violence pitted the Mohajir community - immigrants from India after partition and now the MQM's power base - against the Pashtun ethnic group.
While the MQM rode to power on the back of this conflict, opponents continued to accuse it of using strong arm tactics, including kidnapping, torture and murder.
Growing popularity The MQM's leadership has always denied these accusations.
It says Operation Clean-up was in fact an excuse to target the growing popularity of the only successful working-class party in Pakistan.
Many MQM leaders, including party chief Altaf Hussain and Mr Farooq, left the country for the UK after being charged in a number of criminal cases.
At least 8,000 people died in Operation Clean-up from 1992 to 1998.
During this time, the MQM's anti-government campaign was run from London - with Mr Farooq being largely seen as the key figure.
Although the MQM has since been rehabilitated and is now a key part of Pakistan's PPP-led ruling coalition, its fearsome reputation remains.
In August 2010, at least 80 people were killed in three days of violence after MQM parliamentarian Raza Haider was assassinated in Karachi.
Most of those killed belonged to the Pashtun community, whom MQM leaders had initially held responsible for the attack.
Investigators later laid the responsibility for the attack on jihadist militants belonging to the pro Taliban Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group.
In recent years, the MQM has taken a strident anti-Taliban and anti-jihadist line. The party has also been calling for an anti-militant operation in Karachi, which its says, has become a Taliban and al-Qaeda safe haven.


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Is London Closed Too ????

These people live in London for 20 years, but at the end 100 % jahil and Ganwar...