Despite rumblings from within and outside, the MQM remains a tour de force.
In urban Sindh’s politics, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Are the days of revolutions and revolutionaries finally over? Has the tsunami receded or is it just taking a breather to recoup its dwindling strength?
Caught between the Rangers operation in Karachi, and money-laundering charges and Imran Farooq’s murder investigations in London, a frantic MQM threatens to bring Karachi to a halt.
Nameless, faceless, trigger-happy thugs roam the streets, and strike at will. They rob, they encroach, they extort, they kidnap, they murder – and then they vanish into thin air without a trace.
Nichola Khan’s study is a comprehensive overview of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s militant ethos and an analysis of the culture of violence fostered by the party.
Has anyone imagined a scenario where Karachi was a person? How much psychotherapy would it need?
Karachi has been turned into a graveyard of sorts while the people who preside over its destiny – the PPP, the MQM and the ANP – engage in a shameless turf war.
The case for and against the creation of new provinces takes centre stage as the 20th Constitutional Amendment Bill is introduced in parliament.
Will the dark horse make it to the winning post?