WE waited with bated breath what new revelation will come from Altaf Hussain which will be like a drone attack to rock the entire Pakistan.

It turned out to be a feeble, in fact puerile, attempt on his part to justify his retaining dual nationality. There was no need to drag the good name of the Quaid, the only person who enjoys unquestioned respect from all of us. Not only was the reference to him in bad taste but it also betrayed a poor knowledge of the basic history of Pakistan on Mr Hussain’s part.

Pakistan, like India, came into being under the Indian Independence Act, 1947, as a separate dominion under the English Crown. Pakistan had no constitution of its own and continued to be governed under the Government of India Act, 1935 till such time we were able to frame our own constitution in 1956.

The Quaid, therefore, had to take the oath under the law which existed at that point of time. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan had not come into existence then. At any rate, what relevance it has to the dual nationality of Mr Hussain I fail to understand.

It seems that Mr Hussain in his exuberance or propensity to make longish speeches at times runs out of good topics.

S. M. AWAR Karachi

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January 14, 2013 5:46 pm
All these leader want to live overseas but remotely rule Pakistan. Pakistan is an overseas business for them.
January 15, 2013 12:34 pm
It is not only the Urdu speaking. It is the entire nation. All the political leaders in Pakistan are Psychotic and yet people follow them. Name one political leader in our political arena who is sensible, wise, honest, not a hypocrite, have a sense of direction and not myopic. it is time to come closer and combine our effort to fight this menace as a nation.
Husain Jan
January 15, 2013 5:47 am
Not his fault but actually it is the fault of those who follow him / his directives without giving any second thought at all. They should think and say that enough is enough and think about electing some one else in his place for good. Some one who can talk sense, who is not inclined to wasting precious hours of masses just for nothing. Some one who is able to convey his message in 15-20 minutes in a civilized manner.
January 14, 2013 10:53 am
Tragedy of Urdu speaking people, intelligent people led by a Psychotic leader.
January 14, 2013 5:20 pm
we (pakistani) are already in chaos situation at our border and ethnicity and sectarian violence damaged us a lot. MQM calling it self a national party then why their leader is making such statement which fueling the fire. their middle level leadership must gave advice to their leader because they are living in pakistan and knew the situation better than their leader that its not time to divide the nation further, his speeches must be to educate his workers and well wishers tolerance and brotherhood within sindh and pakistan
Akil Akhtar
January 14, 2013 10:53 pm
The supporters of Altaf are educated lot and we expected much better from them. YIt is unbearable to listen to him for a few minutes let alon hours. I am amazed at their slavery to this man. Also MQM supporters need to respect Pakistan and carry Pakistani flag atleast to sportign events.
January 14, 2013 7:03 am
It was not a drone , but a damp fire cracker.
January 14, 2013 1:03 pm
It would be good for the party if he stepped away. I say this as a supporter of MQM from Khi.
Azhar Hussain
January 14, 2013 12:45 pm
But we are still sleeping and we all sitdown and still listen to him. How pathetic can we get? When will the media stop covering him? When will people of Karachi say enough is enough? We should come out the next day with Pakistani flag in one hand and holding our dear one and only Quaid-i-Azam's photo in the other.
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