Altaf (MQM) - Zardari love affair & ‘Battered Wife Syndrome’
By Dr Shahid Qureshi
MQM and Altaf Hussain are suffering from ‘battered wife syndrome’. Zardari being an abusive partner has abused all its partners be it Nawaz Sharif aka ‘Polha- simpleton’ of PML-N or Altaf Husain of MQM-A. According to ‘domestic violence’ relationship experts a woman/man normally goes back to the same abusive partner approximately five times before they split apart/divorce. Some of them get killed in this vicious cycle of abuse. Aisf Zardari being a ‘conman and crook’ has successfully eroded MQM and Altaf Hussain by playing good cop Rehman Malik (Interior Minister) and bad cop Dr Zulifqar Mirza (Home Minister) husband of the Speaker National Assembly Dr Fahmida Mirza. All three are the part of Zardari’s golden circle and control provincial and national security institutions, Police, Rangers, FIA and Intelligence Bureau.
They are fully aware with the inside out of the so called ‘lower class friendly’ policies and gangs of target killers based in South Africa, Bangkok, Dubai and bank accounts, businesses in London, USA, Canada, and South Africa. We are waiting for the moment when confessions of all MQM target killers, who claims that they have been receiving orders from London released on the internet. It is reported that Alataf Hussain was almost ready to move his so called international secretariat to Dubai but last minute begging to the British and the US contacts gave them a breathing space. Rehman Malik is fully aware with the case details of Dr Imran Farooq and played a role in moving of his wife to Karachi who seems to be almost under MQM house arrest with her children.
It will be too early to suggest that London Police might be aware with the killers or killer and have found a link to the self exiled leader and his inner circle. He also played a major role in the smooth divorce of Altaf Hussain from his wife with the instructions of President Zardari.
Some one asked if one had to choose a friend between Ironman – Nawaz Sharif, Goldman (Zaradri) and no man (Altaf Hussain). Who would one chose? Well one would definitely go for Asif Zardari as a friend at least like a man he keeps his friends close to him and you can trust him. Unlike Altaf Hussain who got all his former friends killed one by one and Nawaz Sharif who is too confrontational and will run off with his parrots and goats to Jeddah. All three of the above started from nothing keeping in view the tax records and now because of Pakistan they are billionaires.
It seems establishment has already planned the future of MQM beyond Altaf Hussain. It is expected that Amir Khan and Affaq Ahmad of Haqiqi Group might be released to replace him in Karachi as he has become a ‘toxic asset’ and liability. A senior analyst reportedly said to the British envoy in Pakistan, ‘Altaf Hussain has become too toxic as majority of the target killers are from his party and they have confessed receiving orders from London and sending extortion money. The illegal transfer of extortion money from Karachi to London need to be fully investigated as this money is being recycled into exporting terrorism to Pakistan. MQM is not a party of poor anymore. Zardari has successfully managed to erode MQM and pushed it into the gutter probably following a wink from the high and mighty.
Zardari’s nominee Altaf Hussain of MQM is a subject of the British Queen. Altaf Hussain told an Indian newspaper ‘Asian Age’ in an interview with MJ Akbar, ‘I was refused commission in Pakistan Army because I was a Mohajir’. Some one said, ‘he should make himself useful instead of doing phone broadcast in another country, as now he is a British Citizen, he may well join British voluntary Force (TA) “Territorial Army”.
There are British legislation according to which Altaf Hussain can be imprisoned as well his British Nationality could be stripped.
‘Can someone like (Altaf Hussain) be tried under Race Hate crimes in Britain, (keeping in view his inflammatory speeches asking people to sell jewelry and buy arms), exporting violence and terrorism to Pakistan’, I asked a senior British lawyer Amjad Malik?
He said, “I must say that if some one in Britain used his oratory in a negative way and target his audience to create hatred against any other class in that society which results in violent activities against those group or community and/or results in killings and entails acts committed at any time as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population with knowledge of the attacker including offences such as murder, blackmailing, targeted killing in revenge and to create terror, torture, rape, severe deprivation of liberty, enforced disappearance of persons, damage to property or Genocide, Terrorist activities, or Organised crimes to advance political aims, or he incites racial and religious hatred by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour the answer is yes, that person may be investigated and later charged under s. 18 of Public Order Act 1986 and further for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or displays any writing , sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting under s.4(a) Public Order Act 1986.In my opinion those oratory intimidation and criminal behaviour will be considered racially aggravated offences if racially motivated under s.28(1)a of Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which confirms ‘that at the time of committing the offence, or immediately before or after doing so, the offender demonstrates towards the victim of the offence hostility based on the victims membership or (presumed membership) of a racial group; or b) the offence is motivated (wholly or partly) by hostility towards members of a racial group based on their membership of that group’. Incitement for racial hatred is similar to incitement of race and religious hatred which we see under s.29a and b) of Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006. I will give example the case of Abu Hamza here as an example as in similar situation one can be investigated by UK police under Police and Criminal Evidence Act and may be asked to attend an interview under caution to see if there is a satisfactory response to the allegations of incitement to racial hatred and as a result of that investigation may be charged by the State if there is sufficient evidence to prosecute and one can be tried in UK under existing national laws, and if one is foreign national and/or naturalized, he can be stripped off his nationality and may be extradited to the State where he originally belongs and where those crimes actually take effect subject to some conditions and human rights provisions. In all circumstances Britain will offer a fair trial to the accused”. There is a possibility that Altaf Hussain and his gang might be extradited to Pakistan under Interpol ‘Red Warrant’.
British are normally good at protecting their assets unlike USA. The living example is Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai was so honest with his feelings that he said to Major General John McColl the departing commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan, “you deserve a lot. You could have been the president of this country for all the good work you have done”.
Well Karzai owed his life and title to the coalition forces specially British. In early November 2001 coalition forces picked up wounded Karzai from Urzugan after his mission to incite revolt against Taliban failed.
In contrast to the British style of protecting assets ‘Commander Abdul Haq was left hung high to dry by the CIA’, according to James Ritchie a Washington based businessman friend of Haq. The Americans used to call him ‘Hollywood Haq’ and it appears they let him die a Hollywood martyrs. US sent an unmanned drone in response to his SOS call to Washington from satellite phone. That is the US policy of disposable diplomacy.
All the transport roots of NATO supplies in and out of Karachi are surrounded by the Pashtun populations and also entry points into Afghanistan. It is just a matter of time when plugs will be pulled and this filth will be drained out from the British soil that undermined and abused British values and traditions.