PoK citizens and Indian root Mohajirs challenge the entity of Pakistan.
Dreaming Kashmir out of India? Worry about Karachi going against Pakistan…..
Mijanur Rahaman – Alertpak News Agency – Karachi – 23 July 2016.
Police and Secret Service personnel had to intervene to physically separate Mohajir protesters and Pakistan military loyalists after a demonstration in front of the White House on Saturday (23/07/2016) by the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), which mostly represents ethnic Pakistani migrants from India, turned into a fracas.
In the Saturday evening protest outside the White House, MQM workers claimed that the government was targeting the people of Karachi because they supported their party.
They also urged lawmakers to raise the issue in the US Congress and also with visiting Pakistani officials “to end the atrocities being committed against Mohajirs”.
Refugees mainly from Karachi and Lahore most of them are of Indian roots protested against genocide, extrajudicial killings, serious violations of human rights. The MQM leader Altaf Hussain’s speech and statements was broadcast by whatsapp and video conferencing.
میں بھی احتجاجی مظاہرے میں عزم وحوصلے کے ساتھ شریک تھے۔ مظاہرے کی کوریج کیلئے پاکستانی پرنٹ اور الیکٹرانک میڈیا کے ساتھ ساتھ مقامی میڈیا کی بھی بڑی تعداد موجود تھی۔میں بھی احتجاجی مظاہرے میں عزم وحوصلے کے ساتھ شریک تھے۔ مظاہرے کی کوریج کیلئے پاکستانی پرنٹ اور الیکٹرانک میڈیا کے ساتھ ساتھ مقامی میڈیا کی بھی بڑی تعداد موجود تھی۔
Hussain promised to visit the US in October after heightened MQM activity here, amid speculation that he might shift base after difficulties in London, where Pakistani establishment loyalists and his followers have clashed violently.
Key MQM leaders like Farooq Sattar and Babar Ghauri have been visiting the US lately to sensitise Pakistan experts in Washington (many of whom see the Army as a stabilising force) of the developments in Karachi.
While India has had its share of embarrassment overseas arising from the situation in Kashmir, it appears Pakistan has even greater problems, with both Mohajirs and Baloch groups overseas indicating that all is not well in the fractious country .