Was it the TTP factions who were running an illegal water hydrant business in Orangi? Or was it the builder’s mafia, in cahoots with government officials, who were opposed to the regularisation of the katchi abadis?
If the practitioners of democracy want to save democracy from adventurist generals, they will have to stop defrauding the awam with slogans of roti, kapra aur makan.
Rampant land grabbing in Karachi is the biggest business in town – and a political tool for rewarding abettors and punishing those who refuse to toe the line.
Karachi’s extortion mafia, in collusion with assorted political parties, has held the city in a tightening vise for years.
As our political leaders scrambled to bolster their positions in the run up to the senate elections, the real issues facing the country remained on the back burner.
Senior party leader, Wasim Akhtar, responds to allegations against The MQM.
From sworn enemies to BFFs, the MQM-PPP relationship is constantly in motion.
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?