MQM president Altaf Hussian has announced his plans to solve pakistan's poverty while, get this; sitting his ass down in his comfortable loft in London as a BRITISH CITIZEN! Wow, really now that's something. He is not in Pakistan during Pakistan's hard times and he thinks he has the right to say something like this. And before you try to back him up saying something like: he is in exile and he's really not to blame, well guess what: your dead wrong. Altaf Hussain is in voluntary exile meaning he chooses to stay away from Pakistan. Why would anyone do that? Well in 1992, a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection of murder so he fled first to Saudi Arabia and then later to London. He had 72 cases against him, with 31 on murder and 11 on murder attempts before he was granted amnesty by the infamous and corrupt NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) just a year back. So yea, this is the guy who says that he wants to solve Pakistan's problems and the sad thing is that people are actually going to support him. Now why would anyone do that? Well it's quite simple; because we (the public) like to hear and think about change and hope for it to happen, even if we know it's nearly impossible that it will. But what makes this an even funnier move is that his statements weren't even about the whole nation as he was strictly talking about Punjab. He is just looking to extend MQM's political power to Punjab and not at all to improve the public's situation. His calls for dividing wealth and power among the poor (which is by the way communism) is as pointless as the 18th amendment and the renaming of the NWFP (I ♥ this example; so relevant :D). He goes on criticizing the Punjabi politicians saying "Why do people of Punjab keep voting for plunderers and looters who have been tried before?" It's quite ironic because that's exactly who he is! lol. Another point to note is that MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement), the party he created, is made to represent the people who emigrated from india in 1947. So what happened to the rest of us Pakistanis? Do we not exist in his party's eyes? Out of all the corrupt politicians i have seen he is clearly the most idiotic one. I mean, at least the others hide their evil ways; he just boasts his. MQM, which hasn't been able to control Karachi where target killings are unfortunately very popular (probably done by his and his rival's parties) has now set their eyes on punjab. That's very alarming and in fact very sad if it actually happens.
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