ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to Ayesha Siddiqa’s article “The Green Revolution?” (September 7). Feudalism is more of a mindset. Earlier, when the Swat operation forced millions to migrate, Karachi was particularly hostile towards the homeless IDPs streaming in. At many instances, it was shamelessly given an ethnic dimension by the ‘feudal mindset’ that controls the metropolis. A similar phenomenon is being witnessed yet again when the homeless flood victims are heading to Karachi from interior Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. In exile for an eternity, Altaf Hussain has completely failed to understand the dynamics of Karachi and its politics which has evolved over the last decade.
M Usama Kabbir
Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2010.
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