Newsline asked three analysts, Amir Zia, Ghazi Salahuddin, and I.A. Rehman to give their take on what they heard during Zulfiqar Mirza’s two-hour solo diatribe.
What are the consequences of Zulfiqar Mirza’s diatribe for the PPP, Sindh and the crises-ridden state of Pakistan?
Zulfiqar Mirza’s diatribe will be damaging to the PPP’s policy of reconciliation and to democracy itself.
The timing of Mirza’s flaming disclosures lends credence to the rumours that the doctor may prove to be a game-changer.
In the wrangle to restore the commissionerate system in Pakistan and retain the local bodies system in Karachi, political parties are at odds with each other about the right solution.
What prompted Sindh’s senior minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza to lash out at the MQM and federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik when his own party was in talks with the MQM to bring them back into the cabinet?
Some want to bring in the Army. Others seek to boost police and Ranger numbers. With political tussles continuing, Karachi is a city abandoned, left to make the best of a worsening situation.
The recent violence in Karachi, with a hundred people dead in six days, desperately calls for someone to take a stand.
When will the government and political parties realise the grave consequences of the catastrophe that is unfolding in Karachi due to their selfish motives and poisonous speeches?
How can one stem Karachi’s descent into total anarchy?