RECEIVING MONEY FROM INDIAN RESEARCH & ANALYSIS WING (RAW) MQM faces battle of existence after Muhammad Anwar’s admission

KARACHI: Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) turned Muttahedda Qaumi Movement faces worst time of its existence after public revelations  by Muhammad Anwar, once Incharge of  MQM London head quarter established after MQM Supremo Altaf Hussain fled Pakistan in June 1990.

Muhammad Anwar talking to a representative of Geo Television yesterday admitted that MQM has received amounts from Indian intelligence agency RAW (Research & Analysis Wing) and he used to collect the money and handed it over to Mr Altaf Hussain .

The admission has political as well as legal implications. The political implications are much more dangerous for the Mutahedda Qaumi Movement, Pakistan which has though dissociated itself from MQM headed by Altaf Hussain and commonly called as MQM-London having some following in Karachi.

A spokesman of MQM Pakistan refused to comment on the admissions and revelations by Muhammad Anwar. The admission appears to be last nail in the coffin of MQM as after disclosure of connections with Indian intelligence agency, no Mohajir will vote for any party having any connection with MQM.

Muhammad Anwar has also pointed towards former Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and Nadeem Nusrat, another central leader at London headquarters for their alleged complicity in the murder of Dr Imran Farooq who was considered to be the ideological Guru of the party.

This has sealed the fate of the MQM Supremo Altaf Hussain who may face a trial at London or face extradition to Pakistan on the request of Government of Pakistan. He is also on bail in a hate speech case and new allegation may push him into the dock. Muhammad Anwar may turn a state witness as he has offered that he is ready to serve Pakistan in any way if called for.

The political analysts believe that MQM -Pakistan will suffer a serious setback and with Local Bodies elections due, the loss will be even more and the party may face issue of existence. What ever the implications are, one thing which could be said with authority is that  the Urdu speaking community of Karachi will also face a challenge of representation as after seeing the real face of MQM, it will be hard for them to bank on any political entity.

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