BBC special report to reveal 'Indian funding' of MQM

Published: June 24, 2015
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Karachi is bracing for a possible shutdown as BBC gears up to air a special report on Altaf Hussain and MQM’s links to the Indian government.

According to the report, a official has told the BBC that India has trained hundreds of MQM militants over the last 10 years. However, Indian authorities described the claims as “completely baseless”.

When asked for a comment on allegations, MQM spokesperson Wasay Jalil said, “It’s a very old allegation with nothing new in it. The party will comment on the baseless story.”

On his Twitter account Jalil said, “We have seen these confessions since 1992 so no worries.”

Read: Forced confession? SHC directs police to present ‘RAW’ agent in court

MQM leader Syed Raza Ali Abidi also took to his Twitter to mock the report.

Further, BBC said, British authorities held formal recorded interviews with senior MQM officials who told them the party was receiving Indian funding.

A Pakistani official has also told the BBC that India has trained hundreds of MQM militants in explosives, weapons and sabotage over the last 10 years in camps in north and north-east India.

“Before 2005-2006 the training was given to a small number of mid-ranking members of the MQM, the official said. More recently greater numbers of more junior party members have been trained,” says the BBC report.

When asked about allegations against MQM, the Indian High Commission in London said, “Shortcomings of governance cannot be rationalised by blaming neighbours.”

Commenting on the report, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said, “The party has a mafia side and a political side but the political side is shrinking.”

“Most people would be shocked but occasionally he does give the impression that he is being controlled from outside,” Imran said, when asked how people would respond to the report.

According to unofficial reports, BBC has closed its Karachi office while staffers have been sent to Islamabad in preparation for the airing of BBC Two’s News Night programme. News Night, which is hosted by Owen Bennett Jones, will air at 2:30am (PST).

This is not the first time the MQM has been accused of links with India’s premier spy agency. Earlier on May 1, a senior officer of the Sindh police alleged that RAW trained the MQM to create unrest in Karachi. To back his claims, SSP Rao Anwar had paraded before the media two ‘RAW-trained terrorists.’

Read: Dangerous liaisons: RAW trains MQM workers for unrest in Karachi, says SSP

“RAW has been training MQM workers for carrying out terrorist activities in Karachi,” SSP Rao had alleged. “The workers are trained in bomb-making and handling sophisticated weapons. The MQM workers trained by RAW are behind the unrest in Karachi, including the murder of doctors and professors.”

However, the MQM had rejected Anwar’s claims.

Read: Baseless: MQM rejects allegations made by SSP Rao Anwar

The accusation comes at a time when Pakistani leaders and the military have constantly been accusing RAW of funding terror activities in Pakistan.

In a a rare public statement after a meeting on May 6, top military commanders accused RAW of fuelling terrorism.

Read: Out in the open: Army accuses RAW of fuelling terror

“The conference took serious notice of RAW’s involvement in whipping up terrorism in Pakistan,” said the military’s media wing, the ISPR.

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Reader Comments (96)

  • Ali
    Jun 24, 2015 - 4:31PM

    Please come with some new allegation against MQM, this is becoming monotonousRecommend

  • please
    Jun 24, 2015 - 4:32PM

    why don’t they shut down MQM once and for all for the sake of this countryRecommend

  • Jun 24, 2015 - 4:54PM

    Many MQM supporters here say this is to malign MQM, I humbly ask if this is not true MQM should sue BBC for defamation. Defamation is a big crime, in the media industry, so MQM if you have guts go ahead, and prove your innocence. Recommend

  • Faraz
    Jun 24, 2015 - 4:55PM

    This is what the sane elements have been saying all along. Will Karachi ever wake up?Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 24, 2015 - 4:58PM

    Daily hundreds of people are already dying in Karachi. What else our external enemies and internal dark forces want? Recommend

  • Usman
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:05PM

    Only solution is to disarm all political parties in Pakistan and ban those behind all the troublesRecommend

  • Jun 24, 2015 - 5:06PM

    Oh really this revelation took a decade to come out ! not from Pakistani agencies but British Broadcasting Corporation.Lets give the BBC a space in Pakistani intelligence circles which atleast showed some concern about Pakistan security .I think BBC headoffice is in London where in 30 years citizenship and residential facitlites were provided to same politcal groupRecommend

  • Haider
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:09PM

    @Ali
    This time its said by BBCRecommend

  • Usman
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:10PM

    This is possibly the loudest shut up call to Pakistani liberals, who always relate anything involving RAW to a conspiracy theory.Recommend

  • excalibur
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:12PM

    character assasination as usual without any concrete evidenceRecommend

  • Jun 24, 2015 - 5:13PM

    Now we should stop wondering about the countless terrorism activities in Pakistan since 2005. Now it is time for Afghanistan to close 22 consulate of India operating in Afghanistan. Recommend

  • John
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:17PM

    @Tanveer Khan:
    Very well said Sir but i can bet my left limb MQM will never sue an international organization as globally Bhai’s truthful standing is no more than a smalltime thug having made it big with help of intimidation,racketeering and extortion.In nutshell,he can fool the sheeples he calls followers but not the people who report his criminal enterprise without any bias.Recommend

  • Tepper
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:22PM

    India funds anti social elements in Pakistan, and Pakistan does the same in India. What peace will the countries sit over a table and talk when on ground, there is absolutely no trust in each other. Pakistan’s obsession with Kashmir since 47, trying to find ways to niggle India started this covert warfare. Had Pakistan chosen path of international diplomacy to solve kashmir than instigate violence back then, both countries today wudn’t have been on each other’s throats today. Pakistan started this mess, and now it can’t be stopped. Recommend

  • shahid
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:27PM

    @Tanveer Khan:
    @please:
    Closing Mqm is not an option. We tried it in Bangladesh. We are told not to believe foreign media when they try to malign Pakistan so why trust this story which is so ridiculos that MQM need not to respond to it. The responsibility to proove is for people who are blaming not the one who is accused.Recommend

  • A Butt
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:28PM

    When you do such things, the other side will also do the same. This is never ending.Recommend

  • Baloch
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:31PM

    Time to ban this terrorist organization disguised as a political party.Recommend

  • Kam
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:33PM

    So BBC is lying too? They are not going to air something if they are not 200% sure specially against India at a time when its gaining so much influence in world. Altaf is done atleast in UK.Recommend

  • AK
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:34PM

    If this is true then Sindh’s Governor was part of MQM for the last 20 years, how he could be clean?Recommend

  • Shaikh Mohommad
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:35PM

    What is all this fuss about Indian funding MQM? What about USA funding Pakistan by giving Military aid? What has to be ensured is that the decisions regarding Pakistan are taken by the Parliament and the Government. At a slight signal or wink from USA, the government including the Army just gives in. This master and slave relationship that exists between USA and Pakistan should end. Recommend

  • Fahad
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:41PM

    Wasay Jalil and MQM, why dont you take BBC to court for false allegations maligning your “good” name? if you are innocent you will also get good amount of financial compensation and ask them to run an apology in the same program of the same length. If not then it does not matter if the allegations are old or new, what matters is they are true or not. and question at hand is not what wrongs ISI, Army, BB, IK, NS may or may not have committed, so stop using someone else’s wrongs for your alleged crimes. Recommend

  • common man
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:46PM

    WoW… So much is running under the carpet. And we naive nation are just paying taxes, to keep these trader of nations enjoy luxurious life… Recommend

  • SHKT
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:51PM

    @Tepper:
    Get your facts straight – Pakistan has been constantly calling for the UN Resolution referendum in Kashmir, only India isn’t interested in it since they have close-to-marshal-law governance their. Whenever Kashmiri people try to raise their voices, India suppresses them and kills off or imprisons their leaders, and blames Pakistan for instigating rebellion. Unfortunately, the so call “United Nations” only looking out for the interests of the world powers, and doesn’t have any power what-so-ever to stop aggressive nations (remember 2003 invasion of Iraq?). If that still doesn’t convince you, read up on the UN mission to the LoC in Kashmir – the observers on the Pakistani side are free to move about and observe their mission, while the ones on the Indian side are restricted to their quarters and not allowed to even fulfil their mission.Recommend

  • Kaleem
    Jun 24, 2015 - 5:54PM

    @Tepper: So you’re saying India is promoting terrorism in Pakistan to respond to their terrorism. Well, then ask Modi to stop crying in international forums and face the music. Recommend

  • Hasan Askari
    Jun 24, 2015 - 6:05PM

    800 people killed due to failure of Government to provide water and power

    Zardari under fire

    Uneasiness over establishment power increasing

    Here comes the BBC to change the topic.

    Basically this setup was formed through a international deal which involved Saudia, UK and west. Zardari ruled 5 years. Now anytime the government is trouble or there is talk of bad governance then these cooked up stories come out to divert the issue. This is a wrong approach to save your cronies. People are not in mood of Martial law so no need to fear and do this.

    @ MQM. Well we hear that they were created by Zia, supported by Musharraf and have always supported establishment (May 12 etc) and on other hand they are also agents of RAW. So basically RAW and ISI are working together to support MMQ.

    Stop this rubbish and wasting our time.

    We will make MQM the winner in next elections and many elections to come. Recommend

  • shah
    Jun 24, 2015 - 6:25PM

    This is quite believable. MQM has destroyed Karachi and any group engaged in violence inside Pakistan enjoys Indian support.Recommend

  • Urban Legend
    Jun 24, 2015 - 6:42PM

    BBC is right, then their reports published against NS, ISI, Pak Army and IK also have to be accepted. Recommend

  • Raisani
    Jun 24, 2015 - 6:49PM

    MQM days are numbered now. Soon Karachi will be a clean city. Recommend

  • Jalal
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:03PM

    Read the news closely on BBC site, it’s the Pakistani (read Punjabi) sources that are making all these claims; BBC is only quoting them for sensationalism. However, judging from comments here Punjabis just cannot wait to express their racial hatred. Until Karachi is conquered like Baluchistan has already been they will keep conspiring against Urdu Speakers.Recommend

  • Ahsan Dilpazir
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:11PM

    BBC claimed MQM taken fund from Indian Govt is like i am claiming I have affair with UK Queen… no body can trust on “Dawa/Claim”
    Shut up BBC.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:14PM

    @Tepper:
    You Indians always put the blame on Pakistan …and without any shame.
    India expected Pakistan to collapse right after its creation, India even did not bother to share assets owed to Pakistan indicating how poisonous and dirty its intentions were. I have no doubt that this evil neighbour has been training vulnerable Pakistanis particularly following Altar Hussain’s much known and disgraceful Indian visit and his speech about the failure of two nation theory. It is time that our leaders stop playing politics, find necessary evidence and ban MQM as soon as possible. And as for Indian RAW we should initiate some aggressive type of diplomacy and tell the world what a monster we have to put up with.Recommend

  • Ahsan Dilpazir
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:14PM

    Where is BBC Investigation? Why he rely on pakistani Sources?
    Kindly check Reporter’s bank balance…Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:20PM

    A war has been declared against Sind.Recommend

  • Ram Dargad
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:25PM

    @SHKT:
    ‘Get your facts straight’ certainly. In 1948, Indian forces entered Kashmir only after legal accession of Kashmir to India. Plebiscite was agreed by India in good faith, could not be held in spite of best efforts of India because Pakistan refused to meet the preconditions set by UN resolution. No resolution has perpetual validity. Situation has changed so much in Kashmir that a Plebiscite there is now as absurd as in Tibet or Xinjiang or Baluchistan. India has constitutional responsibility to protect human rights of all Kashmiris ‘including 30% non-Muslims’, in a neighborhood that has decimated its minorities. A bunch of separatists cannot dictate destiny of 1.2 bn people, including 180 Mn Muslims.Recommend

  • Aisha
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:29PM

    If its false, then India will put BBC in the books of history- Bygone Broadcasting Corporation If its true then MQM is done. Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:33PM

    Not surprised at all. We have been a thorn on every neighbor’s flesh, it is all but natural for them also to try to bring us down by exploiting our fissures. We can see Imran gleeing but it will take him nowhere. Recommend

  • Ramallah khan
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:37PM

    @SHKT:
    First of all please read the Kashmir declaration of UNSC in 1948 on Google and then ask why India is not ready for a plebiscite in Kashmir. Also UN can enforce its resolution if its passed by all its members or otherwise impose sanctions on the country. Why are they not doing it against India. Is India powerful than UN? So the answer to this is the UN resolution on Kashmir is not enforceable and also mandatory on India to have a plebiscite there. The second condition is to withdraw all armed forces to the pre 1947 period which Pakistan is not agreeing which again is a violation of the resolution. The demography of Kashmir has to be restored to the 1947 period which cannot be done today with the driving out of non-Muslims from there which again is an important element for a fair plebiscite. So you see the reasons why Kashmir will always be with India and people who feel like going to Pakistan should leave Kashmir and travel to Pakistan instead of living like refugees for e.g. Sayed Geelani, and his supporters. Recommend

  • AB
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:49PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    May be we should ask our very own government first about what exactly they want?Recommend

  • Salim
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:55PM

    @Kam:
    Why couldnt BBC lie? Their credibility has been questioned many times before. Those were the old days when anything on a foreign channel was to be taken as credible.Recommend

  • Saira
    Jun 24, 2015 - 7:57PM

    @Hasan Askari:
    Good point.Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Jun 24, 2015 - 8:12PM

    Actions speak louder than words. Altaf Hussain went to India bypassing Pakistan and said on record that the creation of Pakistan was a mistake. Personally I don’t doubt millions of Mohajir’s loyalty to Pakistan but now there are doubts about their party which they support some how. Pakistan’s government has to be extremely alarmed by these allegations and they should realize that it is the people who are supporting this thug sitting in London, they are the ones who has to come forward and tell the nation where there loyalty lies once for all. They are the ones who has to start questioning their so called leader who has no means of financial support but lives pretty lavishly in posh area of London. This man has not done any honest work for decades but yet the London Met. Police found hundreds of thousands of British Pounds at his residence. Although I am not keen on supporting any military intervention in the civilian affairs in Sindh specially Karachi but it has become the matter of territorial integrity and security of the country that we are concerned with. India never stopped in their nefarious designs on Pakistan since day one and we have seen their undoing of our country in East Pakistan. There is no doubt in my mind any more that this party MQM is being used as a destabilizing tool by Indian government. MQM has become a security threat to Pakistan and should be dealt with sooner than later. PPP government has failed the people of Sindh and Karachi and it is time to have Governor Rule in Sindh for time being till the garbage is taken out for good. Also the Mohajir community in Karachi should start speaking up and stop following this thug blindly, they claim to be educated people but their actions shows us differently. We should round up those MQM members who are involved in criminal activities and could be potential threat to the security of Pakistan. I also question the integrity and workings of the Pakistani intelligence outfits who are paid handsomely by the tax payers and yet they have failed to identify MQM’s involvement with Indian Intelligence agencies years ago, they have failed the nation time after time, would any one resign, I doubt it. I would suggest that those who sympathize and work for India to hurt Pakistan needs to opt to migrate to India and the government of Pakistan should facilitate their migration. Above all if BBC assertions are false then the likes of Altaf Hussain should sue in London, it is very common in Western Countries to sue for defamation, prove it in the court and make millions. Let us see if they will sue BBC.Recommend

  • Tanzeela
    Jun 24, 2015 - 8:24PM

    My question to those who are thrilled by this report:

    How is it that every time the government or security forces turn their guns on the MQM, the BBC comes out with a fresh startling maligning story on the MQM?

    WHOSE TUNE IS THE BBC PLAYING?Recommend

  • bigsaf
    Jun 24, 2015 - 8:28PM

    There’s no denying that MQM has committed violent crimes, but BBC’s story of Indian funding hangs on a claim by an unnamed ‘authoritative’ Pakistani official as the source.

    A lot of ‘authoritative’ Pakistani officials (and average Pakistani citizens), despite evidence, also have a habit to blame RAW with other conspiracy theories for what are obvious local religious extremists.

    Generally I find BBC reliable, but this maybe one of those times where BBC may have not vetted their source carefully, like they did with one self proclaimed UK based Pakistani journalist who was a guest on the Global show to explain the bus attack on the Ismaili workers not long ago. Basically denied local extremism and sectarianism and blamed everyone from Iran to India to MQM. It was ludicrous.Recommend

  • Haider
    Jun 24, 2015 - 8:59PM

    @Jalal
    @bigsaf
    BBC has a reputation…Sources may be from Pakistan but BBC never does anything without proper investigation.If its false India can easily make BBC a history.its very big in other words BBC is making a claim that India destabilizing Karachi..Recommend

  • Ptolemy
    Jun 24, 2015 - 9:09PM

    Where there is smoke, there is fire. How long MQM will deny the facts and hide behind ‘conspiracy theory’. Time to send packing home this party to where from they get funds, arms and training.Recommend

  • reader
    Jun 24, 2015 - 9:22PM

    I think by now, there is serious need of a strong, independent elections regulating body, run by Army with judiciary, or otherwise this country’s politics is all going to anarchy and chaos.
    All politicians engaging in illegality to be removed, and doubly punished. And all monopolistic political practices like MQM and PPP’s must be broken, to give people the free choice and free will.Recommend

  • Gulzar
    Jun 24, 2015 - 9:40PM

    I think the international players have decided to separate Karachi from Pakistan. This has been cooking for a long time and now the time is imminent. Recommend

  • Hameed
    Jun 24, 2015 - 10:09PM

    @Haider:
    BBC never does anything without proper investigation

    Who told you that? Your perception?Recommend

  • Babloo
    Jun 24, 2015 - 10:10PM

    Here is the truth
    “The news comes from a BBC report which quoted “a Pakistani official” who claims that India has trained hundreds of MQM militants in explosives, weapons and sabotage over the last 10 years in camps in north and north-east India, over the last ten years. This Pakistani official also appears to be the source of information on what MQM leaders allegedly told the UK authorities.”

    So this is a joke. BBC just reporting what an un-named Pakistani official has alleged to BBC.Recommend

  • Jun 24, 2015 - 10:20PM

    MQM KNOWS ITS TRUE.Recommend

  • Logical
    Jun 24, 2015 - 10:37PM

    By looking at the accusations, I think RAW is the most active spy agency in the world.Recommend

  • Hasan Askari
    Jun 24, 2015 - 10:58PM

    Zardari or MQM say something against establishment and army then we have the whole chorus out in full flow.Imran says generals are cowards and they wet their pants on seeing 15000 people or when Saad rafique says that chief of SSG commandos need to be a “mard” then I just do not see the same hue and cry, assembly resolutions, ispr statements.

    BBC talks about corruption of Nawaz Sharif but media stays mum. Talks about MQM, it is being treated as sacred document.

    Basically in the end it is all about ethnic hatred. Rest of the Pakistan is not able to digest the fact that why educated and moderate people of Karachi Hyderabad vote for MQM and not them. They got more frustrated after NA246 as they tried every means and still failed. Noe their only hope is to somehow get MQM banned.

    Your problem has one solution. Learn to respect mandate of people of KarachiRecommend

  • Zeeshan
    Jun 24, 2015 - 10:59PM

    BBC do make such documentaries to improve TRP. It will boost TRP in whole South Asia.Recommend

  • MAHAKAALCHAKRA
    Jun 24, 2015 - 11:02PM

    If Pakistan can train, arm and send terrorists into India for the last many decades, why can’t India do the same to Pakistan?

    As Manohar Parikar, the new defense minister of India has already said, “Kante say hee kantaa nikala jaa sakta hai

    Stay tuned for the CPEC progress.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jun 24, 2015 - 11:40PM

    If we are a little sensible we should understand that the British are not to be trusted in this whole affair………over the years they nurtured him, kept him , made him a citizen ……… and now they are making a noise ?Recommend

  • Radiohead
    Jun 24, 2015 - 11:54PM

    @Hasan Askari
    Sir, you just spoke a truth, and truth is a commodity in our beloved country.Recommend

  • concerned citizen
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:12AM

    so axact gets raided because of a story in new york times, lets see if mqm gets raided because of this story by bbc (which is probably more true than the other)Recommend

  • s.khan
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:15AM

    @Ramallah khan: Very fanciful. Apparently you fail to see Kashmiris agitating
    for independence since 1987. It is too much water under the bridge with so many
    atrocities committed by the Indian armed forces with the special power act which
    permit them to shoot anyone with no accountability. Pakistan government , if it were
    any good, would have referred Indians to International Criminal Court for investigation
    and trial. Kashmiris will never accept Indian rule.Recommend

  • devindersingh
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:29AM

    @Logical:
    This could be blunder for Pakistan and could be change in civil warRecommend

  • Vakil
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:31AM

    So… NOW we FINALLY have the…er.. ‘Big’ proof of RAW Involvement in Pakistan…!!! In fact, it is not just Big, but more like morbidly Obese..!! Anyway, well done BBC..!! Indian trolls – go eat crow..:)Recommend

  • Mocking
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:32AM

    India’s RAW is making a mickey of Pakistan’s security agencies.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:39AM

    remember when BBC aired a documentary against ISI blaming them to promote/fund terrorism it was rejected by all Pakistanis as foreign propaganda. Now BBC is at it again, blaming MQM and whole Pakistani thinks it is some kind of sacred truth. How biased is whole of Pakistan against the people of Karachi! We will continue to support MQM for the same reasons. Remember Bangladesh before you oppress us too much!Recommend

  • Khan
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:42AM

    This is no surprise. It’s obvious that Raw has links with MQM. What is funny is how Indians believe that only ISI is involved in such matters. This is a game!! Wake up Indians!! You’re not the average looking hero singing around trees in your movies!!!Recommend

  • Ghulam murtaza Dr.
    Jun 25, 2015 - 1:08AM

    Not surprised at all;-ISI ZINDABAD INSHALLAH,Recommend

  • Afzal
    Jun 25, 2015 - 1:14AM

    @Aisha:
    You did not say what if Indian guilt was proven. In that case this country of rats and squirrels should be turned into a charred desert.Recommend

  • Zaheer
    Jun 25, 2015 - 1:48AM

    At the time when atleast 900 people killed in Karachi due to heatwave and loadshedding the BBC again come to rescue the governments both provincial and federal by turning the topic and divert attention of the people of Pakistan. On the other hand my question is very simple if MQM is funded by Indian spy agency then why our agencies were sleeping so long while everything was taking place right under their nose. Secondly if MQM is a terrorist organization being patronized by India then how it was possible the same party was in government with every government since 1990 and specially during an army chief regime and if these allegations are true why our agencies and governments wait for the report by a foreign channel. Interestingly in past also during Nawaz’s government Jinnahpur issue was raised and a worst operation was started against the party in which many activists were killed in alleged encounters but later a retired Brigadier in a programme aired on a private channel admitted that the issue of creation of Jinnahpur and recovery of such maps from party offices was fabricated and baseless but what about the people who were killed during operation. Is the history once again repeating itself. And importantly if BBC’s report is credible then our agencies should allow BBC to work in our agencies as they are well aware about each and everything happening in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Jun 25, 2015 - 2:03AM

    @Hasan Askari:

    Your story does not make sense.
    By all means , win election and rule the country which is your own country. But stop the mess you have created in Karachi and stop acting for external agencies. Recommend

  • Ibrar
    Jun 25, 2015 - 2:39AM

    @Ram Dargad:
    No one knows how accession took place and under what circumstances. However Kashmir is an unresolved issue which using good faith can be sorted through referendum. But of course India having forcefully occupied it, they will not understand any language other than non-peaceful means. Pakistan is today, despite its challenges, a strong country and must continue its support for the people of Kashmir and wait for appropriate opportunity to intensify support. With Pakistani flag being regularly waved in Kashmir it should be enough indication where Kashmir wants to be.Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Jun 25, 2015 - 3:02AM

    BBC quoting rao anwar…end of story
    anybody who is familiar with karachi police, knows what is cooking.

    I stop reading after “rao anwar”Recommend

  • Avacado
    Jun 25, 2015 - 3:08AM

    @Logical:
    only against Pakistan and China.Recommend

  • Haider
    Jun 25, 2015 - 3:24AM

    @Hameed
    BBC has gained reputation for this.If they are wrong India or MQM can easily sue them and make BBC a history…..Recommend

  • Jun 25, 2015 - 3:32AM

    It is a well known “fact” that MQM is a mafia, a terrorist organization but no one has the guts to do anything about it! When will our brave COAS and Police chiefs and PM etc take action?Recommend

  • ali
    Jun 25, 2015 - 3:59AM

    “An” official.Recommend

  • George
    Jun 25, 2015 - 3:59AM

    Wow. Everyone is just gobbling up this article. Oh yeah!! Even BBC is saying that Indians are upto mischief in Pakistan… So it must be true. Well, if you can flaunt the BBC name so much please remember that there is another BBC documentary called Secret Pakistan where US,UK, Afghan officials along with Taliban implicating Pakistan in fueling terrorism and enslaving the Afghan people. Who knows how exaggerated these BBC documentaries are but people can’t just jump to conclusions because BBC said so. I don’t want to start a diatribe which is why I’m attacking BBC rather than Pakistan. Or do I need to watch out for BBC fans Recommend

  • Assad
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:05AM

    This will remain an unending debate , iteration of allegations on MQM and denial and dismissal by the latter as base less . BBC is not a fool to stake its claim on Rao Anwaar’s claim of Indian complicity in a Karachi situation . I think BBC in all fairness air the formal documented interviews of two MQM senior leaders before London police , an independent agency , admitting about the links .Document revealing transaction of weapons dollars and Indian currency recovered from the house of MQM leader in London is also material and Pakistan government must have access to that .Recommend

  • Assad
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:05AM

    This will remain an unending debate , iteration of allegations on MQM and denial and dismissal by the latter as base less . BBC is not a fool to stake its claim on Rao Anwaar’s claim of Indian complicity in a Karachi situation . I think BBC in all fairness air the formal documented interviews of two MQM senior leaders before London police , an independent agency , admitting about the links .Document revealing transaction of weapons dollars and Indian currency recovered from the house of MQM leader in London is also material and Pakistan government must have access to that .Recommend

  • Assad
    Jun 25, 2015 - 4:05AM

    This will remain an unending debate , iteration of allegations on MQM and denial and dismissal by the latter as base less . BBC is not a fool to stake its claim on Rao Anwaar’s claim of Indian complicity in a Karachi situation . I think BBC in all fairness air the formal documented interviews of two MQM senior leaders before London police , an independent agency , admitting about the links .Document revealing transaction of weapons dollars and Indian currency recovered from the house of MQM leader in London is also material and Pakistan government must have access to that .Recommend

  • Listener
    Jun 25, 2015 - 5:15AM

    Declare India a terrorist state as it is providing training to terrorist and funding terrorist activities in neighboring counties. India has a history of exporting terrorism in neighboring counties. East Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan all are victims of Indian sponsor terrorism. Recommend

  • masoon
    Jun 25, 2015 - 5:26AM

    On the report of Washington post a fast legal action and investigations were initiated against XACAT don’t expect same against MQM on BBC report . Govt will not take action to please INDIA !Recommend

  • TribuneFan
    Jun 25, 2015 - 6:00AM

    Favorite pastime of BBC Asia is to cook up such controversial stories. Recommend

  • John
    Jun 25, 2015 - 6:22AM

    @Hasan Askari:
    That’s the problem with Altaf Hussain’s apologists, they think anyone disagreeing with their Ak-47 style politics is a PTI troll. Like your leader, do you also think creation of Pakistan was a mistake? Who are you trying to fool mate. Musharraf was an Urdu speaking man (though you will never see him calling himself mohajir) yet he went on to become Chief of the Army staff and the President for ten long years, where was the ethnic hatred then?
    Basically, as long as people of Pakistan tolerate the intimidation of MQM we are good and when we had enough of MQM thugs, we become ethnically biased? Stop embarrassing your own intelligence and come up with a better excuse to defend the indefensible. Also can you please tell us more about how ‘educated’ and ‘moderate’ Saulat Mirza ,Kamran Madhuri etc are? Supreme Court has said on record that MQM takes bhutta along with ANP,PPP,TTP,ASWJ,Sunni Tehreek,so can you please tell us more about this link of bhutta with these alleged ‘educated’,’moderate’ people? LOLRecommend

  • Sid
    Jun 25, 2015 - 7:38AM

    please provide date when it is airing.Recommend

  • Brar
    Jun 25, 2015 - 7:41AM

    @SHKT: It will be good for you to go through the UN Resolution 47, 49 which are available on the net just google, and it will be good if u worry about Balohistan .Recommend

  • kksr
    Jun 25, 2015 - 9:05AM

    @Khan:
    How do you know what MQM knows?Recommend

  • Raghu
    Jun 25, 2015 - 9:30AM

    No one can save Pakistanis if they keep on believing this crap of India destabilsing Pakistan from the day one. Even after being fully knowledgeable of series of events when Pak has consistently attacked India, its disgusting learned men here keep on believing self fulfilling stories. Just know no one else believes your story.Even China doesnt. Its just a smart player which wants to use you for better.
    One cant expect India to be silent everytime its been attacked. Pak after all is a small nation. Billion Indians wont sit silent when they are being constantly being made to bleed.They will certainly take advantage. The moment there is change of heart from your side, India will respond positively.Whenever there are attacks like Parliament attack,26/11 ,one should know India didnt attack Pak. Inspite of all being victim of terrorism for decades in Punjab, Kashmir India has time and again made pacts with Pak.That shows its sincerity. Its only Pak which returned gifts to India in the form of Kargil,26/11.
    Atleast have some objectivity in what your write and think.Recommend

  • John
    Jun 25, 2015 - 9:55AM

    @Raghu:
    if you had a case,you would have attacked Pakistan,cut your sincerity crap.If i was an Indian and if Pakistan had attacked India like you said it did,I wouldn’t be worth my salt if i didn’t expect India to attack Pakistan so either the whole of India is a shadow of Gandhi or alternately you have got no case to back any attack and your govt has been lying to you.Next time there is an attack form Pakistan on your country,please make sure you drive your Country to attack Pakistan and if you don’t attack,rest assured your Country has been lying to you.I for once can testify that even if there is a single attack from India on Pakistan,we wouldn’t sit quiet like India “allegedly” does !Recommend

  • Sad but true
    Jun 25, 2015 - 10:22AM

    @Listener:
    Before declaring India a terrorist country, the world would suggest that you ban and put all their leaders and supporters in jail. Can you do that?Recommend

  • Mocking
    Jun 25, 2015 - 10:44AM

    @John:
    We have to do not have to attack you but work behind your backs and create another 1971 with the help of your people. I hope that you have read the BBC report.Recommend

  • Jagit Singh
    Jun 25, 2015 - 12:54PM

    Going through the thread of comments here, one can conclude that Pakistanis believe that the BBC is the gospel truth. I therefore request all Pakistanis to watch the BBC documentary “SECRET PAKISTAN.”Recommend

  • ravi
    Jun 25, 2015 - 2:11PM

    @SHKT:
    Had pakistan pursued UN resolutions in letter and spirit this problem would not have come. It has been infinite times discussed in blogs about the failure.

    Pakistan should once and for all merge its part of Kashmir by holding referendum and proving the same to the UN.

    Rest leave to world powers to pressurize India.Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 25, 2015 - 8:48PM

    @Haider:
    I am a neutral but just interested as to how you’re so sure bbc is credible?Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Jun 26, 2015 - 6:24AM

    What is the World’s “Best” Intelligence Agency doing? Busy fixing elections?Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Jun 26, 2015 - 6:26AM

    If this is possible, RAW could be EVERYWHERE! What are Pakistan’s highly-funded agencies doing?Recommend

  • John
    Jun 26, 2015 - 6:43AM

    @Mocking:
    You just proved my point mate.That’s what i have been saying for a while that India is as much involved in terrorism in Pakistan as Pakistan is involved in terrorism in India.Recommend

  • PB02
    Jun 26, 2015 - 9:53AM

    @John:
    Welcome to reality mate. What else were you expecting, a free one-way track?Recommend

  • guru
    Jun 26, 2015 - 2:32PM

    @Tepper:
    hi Tepper and BBC make sure to speak with evidence. I honestly believe India will not do that we have other things to take care. Recommend

  • Nadir
    Jun 28, 2015 - 11:08PM

    Where is my comment? This is not fair at all.Recommend

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