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The case was registered in Thana Bhawan police station Saturday for his remarks at an election rally in Jalalabad area of the district on April 8, Mohammed Shami: The pacer is set to play his first ODI in more than two years. Related News At the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017,s Town Development officer K L Patel said that a complaint has been made against developer Samir Jatinchandra Amin and structural engineer K M Gandhi, Pawan Kumar, #ReemaLagoo ? — Ragini Khanna (@iraginikhanna) May 18 2017 RIP Reema Lagoo For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: April 18 2015 12:16 am MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s micromanagement of the party and exercise of control over frontline MQM leaders is described by Gayer Related News This year the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is under pressure in its bailiwick Karachi People might switch to the rising graph of Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party there Both have cult street power and an unbuttoned tongue but Tehreek doesn’t do terrorism on the side Both signal a weakening of the writ of the state in Pakistan Pakistan could be too late in waking up to the fact that it has lost “internal sovereignty” over 60 per cent of its territory if you count almost all of Balochistan most of the tribal areas abutting Afghanistan half of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa parts of south Punjab and the city of Karachi as the “badland” of law and order A national consensus seems to have jelled around the latest operation by the army aided by the police to swoop down on the MQM and catch it in the act of running an underground state of terror On March 11 the Rangers raided the headquarters of the MQM known as Nine Zero and captured several notorious target-killers — professionals who kill on payment The big catch was Faisal Mehmood “Mota” sentenced to death in absentia in 2014 by an anti-terrorism court for killing journalist Wali Khan Babar in 2011 Another killer Umair Siddiqi confessed in court how MQM leaders had ordered him to kill some people out of favour with the party and how they had got MQM thugs to set a factory on fire in Karachi’s Baldia Town in 2012 because the factory owners had not paid “bhatta” (protection money) to the party The fire took 257 lives Is this the beginning of the end for the MQM Is it something like what the army has done to the Taliban bombing its safe havens killing them in scores and making them escape to Afghanistan to become “crossborder” terrorists Not at all The MQM is a political party of long standing winning 84 per cent of Karachi’s vote and emerging as the third largest party in parliament and also winning global kudos for running local governments in the mega-city The garrison state in Pakistan produced non-state actors as instruments of foreign policy over decades and allowed Karachi to become the microcosm of jihad all political parties developing “military wings” for protection and “extraction” There are 17 Taliban-related terrorist groups in Karachi in as many “no-go” areas The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has its stronghold in Lyari town where “dacoits” reign while fighting internecine battles with one another even as policemen fall like ninepins matching their old weapons to the latest brands used by the terrorists All parties top up their kitties collecting bhatta kidnapping for ransom holding up banks and grabbing land from citizens who can no longer protect their property If the state came into being to protect private property it has breathed its last in Karachi The underworld of Mumbai is a picnic in comparison French scholar Laurent Gayer in his seminal work Karachi: Ordered Disorder and the Struggle for the City (2014) describes how MQM leader Altaf Hussain remote-controls Karachi from London through terror and keeps his party leaders on a leash by subjecting them to the threat of violence through mid-level party henchmen About the “unit-in-charge” (also known as sector-in-charge) person’s practice of protecting criminals he writes: “My interviewee explained that the criminals of MQM are useful and rare these days suggesting that units-in-charge shelter them to increase their autonomy of action and possibly to build up their reputation within the party If some of the dirty work overseen by these units-in-charge might evade the control of their immediate superiors their activities are tightly monitored by London where the centre of command of the party (its international secretariat) was relocated in 1992” MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s micromanagement of the party and exercise of control over frontline MQM leaders is described by Gayer thus: “I was once interrupted during an interview with a unit-in-charge of the party in Landhi by a phone call from London After hanging up the unit-in-charge told me that the interview was over as he had just received a request from his bosses in Britain: a party worker had recently lost a relative and he was asked to present his condolences to the grieving family” You get too uppity you get killed The MQM can’t be exterminated It has to become “normal” just as the other political parties in this city of 20 million have to behave as part of the overall normalisation of Pakistan as a nation-state What Gayer calls the “normalisation of the unofficial” has to end and Pakistan has to return to de jure governance from the de facto sovereignty of non-state actors deployed by an irredentist state erected on flawed nationalism Things were not as bad post-1947 even after mass external and internal migration and its unsettling effects According to the 1951 census 49 per cent of the population of Karachi was refugee In Hyderabad they were 71 per cent while in Lahore the refugees accounted for 43 per cent of the dwellers In the afterglow of the Raj governance was by learnt reflex and of good quality even after further refugee injections After all Karachi was always a city of migrants Something happened in the decade of the 1990s Warriors were extracted from the madrasas by the state and trained with weapons they could carry while living in civil society Doctrines were coined to justify this extreme violation of the sovereignty of the state through the empowerment of the religious leader Karachi reacted by embracing the “abnormal” and countering violence with violence as the police fled in the face of better-armed hoods supported by communities that had started enjoying their protection after a period of useless resistance The religious state produced its grand universal jihad defeating superpowers but paying for it through self-destruction Most of the new refugees were Afghans (474162) but others too flocked to Karachi after being displaced It became home to Uzbeks (30000) and Hazara and Tajiks (20000 each) Add to that some Bangladeshis Burmese Sri Lankans Filipinos Thais Iranians Iraqis and even Ethiopians and you have a big unregistered patchwork The “self-correction” of the state has started from within the Pakistan army and the benighted politician — under threat from terrorist abductions of his family members — has fallen in behind the GHQ Pakistan had its anti-terrorism courts that didn’t work; now it has military courts that will hopefully work since military officers can’t be blackmailed by terror Fortunately the army is intact still immune from the helplessness with which the police take to their heels when faced with the non-state actors It is not like the Iraqi army which ran away from Mosul in the face of the Islamic State or the Nigerian army that fled after handing over their weapons to Boko Haram If Karachi is “normalised” the MQM will learn to live like a normal organisation unthreatened by non-state actors-turned-renegades and by ditching its target-killers after cleansing its structure of the internal terror that allows Altaf Hussain to micromanage it The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Gurugram | Updated: August 18 2017 10:12 am Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’s special screening to be held in a city multiplex — PVR Cinemas in the local MGF Metropolitan Mall — at 10 am on August 19 Related News A special screening of the recently-released Bollywood movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will be organised for the Panchs (village representatives) and Sarpanchs (village heads) of Gurugram district an official said on Thursday The special show to be held in a city multiplex — PVR Cinemas in the local MGF Metropolitan Mall — at 10 am on August 19 will be open to the Panchs and Sarpanchs free of cost according to the official For better implementation of the state government’s drive against open defecation Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh decided to invite the village functionariesThe Deputy Commissioner’s letter inviting them to the special screening of the movie will serve as the pass for securing entry to the multiplex Only a woman Panch or Sarpanch will be allowed to be accompanied by a family member or an assistant The Deputy Commissioner said that following the efforts of people’s representatives there had been a positive change in the thinking of the people regarding cleanliness The Bollywood movie is based on a story in which a woman leaves her husband on the first day of their marriage after discovering that he does not have a toilet in his house He desperately sets out on a mission to win back his love by standing up to the age-old traditions and values of India The film directed by Shree Narayan Singh and having Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles is based on the age-old issue of open defecation and methods that can be adopted to curb it The film is a love story revolving around the problem of open defecation in India and also promotes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness initiative — Swachh Bharat Abhiyan According to reports the movie has already earned close to Rs 90 crore since its release on FridayThe three subdivisions of Gurugram have 221 Gram Panchayats For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News She deserves love and support of every countryman. 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