In this photograph a corner meeting of MQM is being addressed by Waseem Aftab in Gilgit. The corner meeting was arranged by the Organizing Committee of MQM – Gilgit. MQM is fielding 14 candidates for the GBLA Election 2009, including Kamil Jan from Hunza.
That the Mohajir – Qaumi – Movement turned Motahida- Qaumi-Movement was able to find fourteen willing candidates to contest elections in our region is a reflection of the six decades long Karachi – GB migration phenomena rather than a reflection of grass root support for the ideology of MQM or the personality of Altaf Hussain.
However, the fact remains that over one hundred thousand citizens of GB, including students, professionals, laborers and families, are living in Karachi.
Involvement of MQM in organized urban militancy is a major cause of concern for the people of Gilgit – Baltistan. Observers and analysts argue that MQM is being introduced in Gilgit – Baltistan under state patronage to diffuse support for the nationalist movements.
What do you think?