Is the split in MQM real?
Muhammad Jamil


In what analysts are viewing as a visible split between the London and Pakistan-based leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, MQM London leader Wasay Jalil said that any “minus-1 formula” to exclude founder Altaf Hussain from the party would not be acceptable. In a tweet sent out on Thursday, Jalil said the party was nothing without its founder. Altaf Hussain is MQM and MQM is Altaf Hussain.” lthough Farooq Sattar and his colleagues have taken some steps to show MQM’s distance with its founder Altaf Hussain, analysts in particular and people in general consider it as a made-up fight between Farouq Sattar and Altaf Hussain, and they are trying to confuse the people.

Meanwhile some facts have come to light that those who have shown solidarity with Farouq Sattar are in fact loyalists of Altaf Hussain. Defence Clifton Resident Committee (DCRC), Mohajir Rabitta Council (MRC) and Mohajir Ittehad Tehreek (MIT) are the three front organizations of MQM (Altaf) which usually depict themselves as separate entity of Mohajirs whereas, these are controlled, monitored and directed by MQM (Altaf). These front organizations serve those agendas of MQM (Altaf)/international establishment for which MQM (Altaf) does not want to use its own platform. MQM (Altaf) is likely to use these front organizations for initiating its campaign for separate/Mohajir province besides conveying an impression that this demand of new province is the voice of all other Muhajir organizations.
DCRC members are Syed Akhtar Mehdi Balgrami (head), and Mehfooz Yar Khan and Anwar Fatima Farah its members. MRC (Mohajir RAbitta Council) members are Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Arshad Siddiqui. MIT (Mohajir Ittehad Tehreek) members are Dr. Qazi Saleem Haider (head) and Rashid Qureshi its member. The MQM’s militant wing which used to call the shots in Karachi as a powerful tool for leveraging power, had suffered a setback following an effective Rangers-led operation to cleanse the city of criminal elements, many from the MQM. After BBC report, MQM supremo Altaf Hussain is in real trouble, as there appears to be enough evidence to prosecute him. A two member team of Scotland Yard had interrogated two alleged MQM activists in connection with the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr. Imran Farooq.
Moazzam Ali Khan, one of the alleged accused in the murder case of Dr. Imran Farooq, had also been interrogated by the Scotland Yard team. Moazzam Ali was arrested in April 2015 from Azizabad area of Karachi. According to BBC report two senior leaders of the MQM had told the UK authorities they received funds from Indian government. UK authorities investigating the MQM for alleged money laundering had found a list of weapons for which order was placed and partial payment was paid. Reportedly, British authorities also hold formal recorded interviews with senior MQM officials who told them the party was receiving funds from India. But MQM spin doctors and members had rejected the BBC report stating that it was based on the information provided by Pakistan’s agencies, which was a blatant lie.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) leader, Tariq Mir had made startling revelations regarding money laundering and Indian funding for MQM. During investigations by UK authorities, MQM leaders Tariq Mir disclosed that the MQM had been funded from Indian spy agency RAW since 2010. In May, 2015, Altaf Hussain in an apparent reference to fall of Dhaka had said: “The youth should get arms and commando training….If RAW can help provide us arms, we will then tell those who have arms.” But this time round, Altaf Hussain is in real soup, and the party is in disarray. And the chances of its split are more than ever before. On 22nd August 2016, he crossed all the limits and invited India, RAW and Israel to help MQM to destroy Pakistan. He concluded his speech with the slogan of Pakistan murda bad.