Diatribe of a lifetime: Hurricane Mirza shakes up political landscape

Published: August 28, 2011
MQM is a terrorist organisation says Mirza; adds that Rehman Malik is "hand in glove with terrorists". PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL/EXPRESS

MQM is a terrorist organisation says Mirza; adds that Rehman Malik is "hand in glove with terrorists". PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL/EXPRESS

MQM is a terrorist organisation says Mirza; adds that Rehman Malik is "hand in glove with terrorists". PHOTO: NEFER SEHGAL/EXPRESS MQM is a terrorist organisation says Mirza; adds that Rehman Malik is "hand in glove with terrorists". PHOTO: PPI MQM is a terrorist organisation says Mirza; adds that Rehman Malik is "hand in glove with terrorists". PHOTO: PPI Zulfiqar Mirza resigned from his post at the centre and provincial assembly.

Three and a half years of pent-up frustration exploded live on national television on Sunday as Sindh Senior Minister Zulfiqar Mirza lashed out against Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik – calling him a ‘congenital liar’ and ‘the single biggest threat to Pakistan’s future’ – as well as saying that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was working on an American agenda to break-up the country.

The fiery remarks came during a press conference in Karachi where Mirza started off by announcing his resignation from the Sindh cabinet, the Sindh Assembly as well as his position of senior vice president in the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He was quick to add, however, that he would remain a PPP worker “till the day I die.”  Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was reported to have quickly accepted the resignation, no questions asked.

The allegations against Malik and the MQM were explosive and have already caused a stir across the political spectrum. Mirza accused Rehman Malik of being ‘hand in glove’ with target killers in Karachi, who are held responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths since the beginning of the year.

“I want to tell the president, the prime minister, the army chief and the ISI chief,” claimed Mirza. “Today, I am going away, praying that it is never too late to tell the truth.”

Mirza waved several documents  (which he did not share with the media) that he said carried the ‘proof’ of the people responsible for the wave of violence in Karachi. “I have raised my voice against violence in this city and will continue to do so,” he said, adding that he would sell his properties if he had to but will unmask the killers.

Allegations against Rehman Malik

A large part of his rant, however, was reserved for the federal interior minister. “Rehman Malik is such a compulsive liar that if he is having an apple when you call him, he will say he is having a banana.” He also said that he had once requested President Asif Ali Zardari to enrol him at a university where he could learn how to lie, to which he was told by someone that there was one such university where Rehman Malik was vice chancellor.

Mirza also stated that Malik was not loyal to Pakistan, pointing out that the interior minister’s entire family lives in London. “If any harm comes to Pakistan in the future, it will be because of Rehman Malik.” In contrast, he said that his family and his properties and business interests are all in Sindh.

While he shied away from stating that Malik was responsible for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s death, he said that Malik’s role was not that which would be ‘expected of a PPP supporter.’

(Read: Mirza demands ban on Malik’s entry in Sindh)

Mirza seemed to imply that Rehman Malik’s attempts to reconcile the ruling PPP with the MQM were one of the primary reasons why he (Mirza) – as Sindh home minister – was unable to curb the violence and the bloodshed in Karachi.

Speaking out against MQM

Not for the first time, Zulfiqar Mirza accused the MQM – including the party’s senior leadership – of being responsible for the violence in Karachi and even for trying to divide Pakistan, allegedly at the behest of the United States.

The most specific allegation against the party was Mirza’s contention that six MQM workers were responsible for the killing of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar.

“Five men – Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Shakeel, Faisal Mehmood, Shah Rukh and Tahir Naveed – are in custody and one Liaqat is still at large,” claimed Mirza.

He added that he had moved 20 men – ten of whom were facing the death penalty and ten facing life imprisonment – out of prisons in Karachi to prevent them from running criminal networks from behind bars, but that this effort was foiled by Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad Khan (of the MQM), who brought them back to Karachi. He added that 25 ‘known’ target killers were released from jail.

“Saulat Mirza operates his network from death row,” claimed Mirza, referring to a convicted killer allegedly affiliated with the MQM.

He said that he had a list of about 15,000 people who were involved in target killings and affiliated with political parties and went on to claim that the MQM’s electoral strength was dependent on the power of the gun.

“MQM does not have a 100% mandate in Karachi and Hyderabad, but I will admit that their guns successfully get them that mandate,” he said.

Yet even as he once again called for the people of Karachi and Hyderabad to reject the MQM, he apologised once again for his remarks – made at Awami National Party’s Sindh Chief Shahi Syed’s house – that had upset many in the Urdu-speaking community. “The whole nation is not bad. Certain sections are bad,” he said.

(Read: Protesters disperse after full day’s rampage)

The dreaded ‘foreign hand’

Mirza also stated that the MQM appeared to be willing to work with foreign governments in order to strengthen its position within Pakistan and was even willing to go to the extent of breaking up Pakistan.

He claimed to have a letter written by Altaf Hussain in 2001 where the MQM chief told then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair that he would be willing to support the western alliance if the British government helped MQM supporters get jobs in the army and help disband the ISI. Mirza then contrasted himself with the MQM, stating his support for the ISI and the army.

He also claimed to have personally visited the MQM chief at his residence in London, where Altaf Hussain allegedly told him that the MQM was planning on supporting a ‘secret American plot’ to break up Pakistan.

“I can’t stand anyone who talks about splitting this country,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th,  2011.


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Reader Comments (188)

  • Jamaluddin
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:07PM

    He sounds an honest person these days. Lets see what he brings in the knowledge of Army.


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 5:13PM

    Not again, please stop breaking news of Mr. Mirza statements, press conferences, resignations and venom against anyone because whenever he speaks, people are divided more and more.


  • Jahangir Ahmad
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:22PM

    At the end of the day Mr president would not accept his resignation and finally he will come into the ministry.


  • Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:22PM

    When will this Rehman learn something from ZM. Recommend

  • Maulana Diesel
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:29PM

    I guess I am not surprised to read that:
    1) Rahman Malik is a pathological liar
    2) Wali Khan Babar was killed by the MQM

    The question is can anyone do something about this? Any suo moto actions?

    No nothing!


  • Ahmed
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:30PM

    If his statements are true, why no action was taken in past. And, what action would be taken in future.

    Everybody knows that MQM, PPP and other parties support terrorists but everyone is silent.


  • Chengez K
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:31PM

    ZM may be crazy but he is honest.

    Rehman Malik, Babar Awan ran away when BB was being killed.

    Time for change has come………..


  • Mehnaz
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:34PM

    If he has implicating evidence against R.Malik, why would he not share it now? After so much carnage and blood shed, it’s anyone’s guess that the need is NOW!!


  • goggi
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:34PM

    tutta l’organizzazione politica è una mafia criminale…………..

    the gang leaders and wirepullers of all criminal organisations are these politicians, and our media serves their interests by constantly manipulating the public opinion in their favour and brainwashing them.


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 5:35PM

    WELL DONE ZULFIQAR MIRZA: It is a matter of great pleasure that conscience of political leaders like Zulfiqar Mirza is started pricking and today Zulfiqar Mirza has resigned from Ministership and Sindh Assembly. At this moment I am hearing the press briefing of Zulfiqar Mirza on Geo News and one can safely infer that Zulfiqar Mirza is telling the truth. Inshallah the days are coming when so many other politicians will cry and resigned from their Ministership. The people all over the world observed that in India one person namely Ana Hazara has forced the government for a particular bill on corruption. We are Muslim and our country was created in the name of Islam and we have already path given by our Last Prophet Muhammad( Peace Be Upon Him) and have our constitution through Quran. Zulfiqar Mirza is pointing out the great problems and series of killing in Karachi and also his relations with Urdu Speaking. He is also telling that before the time will come that enemies of Pakistan would ruin Pakistan we should try to save it.He has also referred a letter of Altaf Hussain written to Tony Blair, with the request that ISI be got finished. Mr.Mirza is making important discoveries which led to the present situation in Karachi. In fact he has invited the attention of all the concerned as to how long the people inside and outside Pakistan are doing with Pakistan.
    Be that it may be, the fact remains that inner and outer hands are definitely involved qua the terrorism, target killing and suicidal attacks. Inshallah one by one, the people who are inside and outside will be pin pointed. Well done Zulfiqar Mirza, the person like you may prove leader for Pakistan. Let us see next.


  • VoK
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:36PM

    “He said that he will forward this evidence to the government, army and intelligence agencies if the need arises.”

    “Mirza also alleged that the MQM was behind the murder of Wali Khan Babar.”

    He still does not see the need to forward this “evidence” he has against Rehman Malik? How many more should die for him to see the need. If there is evidence then Rehman Malik should be prosecuted as per law. What does it say about PPP as a political party, as I see it, either he is a liar or Rehman Malik is. Do they not have checks and balances within the party? On what basis do these people reach senior positions?


  • Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:37PM



  • Aug 28, 2011 - 5:38PM

    ZULFIQAR MIRZA’S RESIGNATION: Some people are talking that ultimately Mr.Zulfiqar Mirza will come back either his resignation will not be accepted or he will withdraw his resignation. If it will so, then it will be an other joke to the nation as the people are facing jokes and are being killed.


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 5:41PM

    So, Rehman Malik is a terrorist sympathiser and a pathological liar, but on the whole…
    “good politician and good human being”

    No contradiction there at all…


  • Abu Saad
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:42PM

    Its not a new game of Pakistani politicians. See, MQM, they thrice quit the govt and likely to join PPP govt again. Pakistanis are stupid people including me. Why we elect these liar, incapable, illiterate, nonsensless and corrupt people. I hate all of Pakistani politicians, They destroyed our Jannat (Pakistan). Y we r living abroad, becz of their wrong policies. Utto meri Humwatnoo, Jagg jawo, Allah hamri Mulk ka hami wa nasir hoin, Ameen


  • Ali
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:53PM

    MQM must be prepearing their chargesheets against ZM or another strike in the city


  • Fahad Javaid
    Aug 28, 2011 - 5:56PM

    “I have repeatedly told the PPP leadership that Rehman Malik is a pathological liar,” said Mirza. While acknowledging that Malik is a “good politician and good human being”, he maintained that he is also a “compulsive liar”.

    The only thing I see here is “double standard”.


  • farhan abro
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:02PM

    mirza saaein tokhay salam aa.u r really FAKHUR-e-SINDH and son of the soil.we r proud of u mr.zulfiqar mirza…


  • Fahad
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:04PM

    hahaha no worries, he’ll be back in a blink of an eye =D

  • Khalid Ahmed
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:21PM

    Brace yourself for complete shutter down strikes with arson attacks in Karachi this week by MQM in protest of Mirza’s statements.


  • Naeem Siddiqui
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:27PM

    I hope his wife will also resign as Speaker National Assembly and Pakistani Politics and government would be free of these two.Recommend

  • Faheem Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:32PM

    Well done MIRZA,
    Very Good. I am with you MIRZA…………..


  • Saad
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:33PM

    He called Rehman Malik all those things but also a good human being…does this serve any purpose at all? And why oh why doesnt he just give the authorities the evidence he’s boasting about?! What is he waiting for, more death and despair?


  • Faheem Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:34PM

    I am with you MIRZA.


  • Blithe
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:34PM

    What he said can’t be ignored…


  • raheel
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:43PM

    call me an ignorant..but i didn’t know this guy until now….this guy has guts !! and sounded truthful….he should be taken very seriously…


  • Shah Zalmay Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:46PM

    Mr. Mirza is right on at least three accounts i.e. Manipulated Mandate of Karachi and Hyderabad (at Gun-Point), about A.R Malik’s lies and about Wali Khan Babar Shaheed’s merciless killing.


  • rida
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:46PM

    u made me proud today MR.Mirza …. hats off to u for wht u did today …… live long


  • Shuja Chattha
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:49PM

    One thing is bugging in my mind constantly if, he claims he had all the proves regarding the people he blame, than why didn’t he showed any relevant document supporting his statement. Secondly i think a few days back he went to met President Zardari, i hope it’s all made up game once again to win the hearts of majorities.


  • Muhammad Luqman
    Aug 28, 2011 - 6:54PM

    This was a press conference, full of revealations. God knows how far he is right.


  • Malik Nasir
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:01PM

    Love you Dr.Zulfiqar Mirza !!!


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 7:03PM

    tell us something new Mr. ZM.


  • H.A. Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:03PM

    He should share evidence with Supreme Court.

    let Justice be done.Let there be permanent peace in Karachi what ever be short term hick ups


  • Sana Baig
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:09PM

    What a speech?, What a conference. Recommend

  • Naseer
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:17PM

    I want to congratulate ZM for his stance!


  • Mehboob
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:17PM

    We are proud of you sir, i hope one day you will become CM of Sindh.


  • Abdul Rehman Gilani
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:20PM

    Bravo Mr. Zulfiqar Mirza! Hats off for today’s press conference!


  • Biryani Qorma Sheermal
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:20PM

    I’m so jelly, he did not mention my name. Why does Haleem always get preferential treatment? He could’ve mentioned at least Qorma :(


  • AH Mughal
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:26PM

    Greatest politician on the mic!
    Whatever he told about mqm, even the people with their sympathy with mqm (be it on gun point) also accept that. I myself have met many such people who say that they don’t have any other option than to vote for mqm. They are made to vote, not that they like to vote.


  • Salman Orangiwala
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:27PM

    Nice try Zulfiqar Mirza , to divert the attention and most probably to make a halt of the operation at Lyari


  • Ali
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:30PM



  • Hussain
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:32PM

    Extremely good job by Mirza, he did what we used to fear to say in the streets of Karachi..


  • Faisel Hafeez
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:32PM

    This is One Man whose Courage I Salute.


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 7:36PM

    Anything goes wrong in Karachi is a defeat of MQM. NO political party is foolish enough to create mayhem in its region.

    its all about power politics.


  • shahid
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:39PM

    Coincidence that ZM comes out with this press conf when lyari operation starts.


  • KolachiMom
    Aug 28, 2011 - 7:44PM

    he has evidence that will implicate Malik in Karachi target killings. He said that he will forward this evidence to the government, army and intelligence agencies if the need arises.

    IF the need arises?

    And also…

    While acknowledging that Malik is a “good politician and good human being”, he maintained that he is also a “compulsive liar”.


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 7:57PM

    I wonder when PPP govt as a whole will resign in acceptance of its failure to run the party and politics?


  • Talal Haider
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:00PM

    There is nothing new in what was said today by Mirza. It has just been expressed by one bold person. Bravo Mirza!!


  • MH
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:01PM

    Why why why doesn’t tribune keep a dislike button????


  • FZ
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:05PM

    empty vessels make the most noise

    too many contradictions in this rant.


  • Abdul Rahman Khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:05PM

    ZM’ resignation post and position in PPP is absolutely nothing but a ‘topi drama’ to consolidate and bolster his posture as the ‘true leader’ of lyari. This topi drama is staged at the behest and with full support and blessings of ‘Ali Baba’. This is an assigned task given by his boss which is bound to further fuel the differences between old and new sindhis. ZM is a protege of AZ and acting as his front man. AZ wants ZM to consolidate his position in lyari to bag votes for his heir-apparent in next general elections. Clever AZ is playihg his cards very tactfully. AZ and his task-men will be living in fools paradise if they think that intra-rivalry among the different communities of karachi in particular and sind province as a whole will bring anything good to the larger interests of sind province. People who think thart MQM has the monopoly of new sindhis total support are also wrong. New sindhis don’t want extremists and old sindhi-hostile elements within their rank and file as much as they also don’t like such elements on other side. AZ says he is championing the cause of politics of reconciliation – well and good. But when he reportedly said that it was art of his politics to put pathans and mohajirs against each other, then he negates his own style of politics of reconcialition. His words and deeds should complement each other.


  • Ali
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:06PM

    What is going on in layari is under leadership of ZM.. He owned Peoples aman commitee .. Layari is full of weapons… He said all this just becoz of rangers operation in layari.. MQM is also not good party but not like him… Mqm governed from 2002-2007 but situation was good…not like today.. MQM collected battha , do killings but not like what aman commitee do…If MQM collect battha, then they support you or save you….. they worked in karachi and hyderabad and everyone knows about the development in karachi and hyd… See whole scenario Recommend

  • Talal Haider
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:07PM

    MZ beware u have created many bad bloods after writing off every bad debts. We salute u leader of Pakistanizzzzzz u must join PTI.


  • MJK
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:08PM

    Unbelievable!!! And you all ignoramus think he has reformed. Ever thought that he may be behind all the killings himself. Apprehend him before he also runs away to Dubai to London. That is the norm of our leadership, isn’t it? And then there, they would be wining and dinning together.


  • M Abakhel
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:08PM

    Update: CM accepts the resignation of Zulfiqar Mirza.
    Btw, who on earth can accept in front of his political rivals that he wants to dis-integrate Pakistan. Sounds a rather stupid allegation on Altaf Hussain by Zulfiqar Mirza.


  • Babar
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:10PM

    Its true people please don’t contradict him


  • Aalijah
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:12PM

    CEC of PPP decided to put out Zulfiqar Mirza from his Seat of Ministry and Party Senior-Ship many days before.. thats why He did this whole Drama of Press Conference to take the Favour of Lyari residents !!

    on the other hand, PPP Sindh wants to take the favour of tomorrow’s hearing of Chief Justice on Karachi Situation..


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 8:20PM

    Now Army and its intelligence agencies should take this seriousely.
    If some 1 is going to harm Pakistan and its people,then its time to hit it hard,no matter who ever he is.


  • adnan ahmed
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:28PM

    it is politics so there is useless to give comment at any thing…. ;-)


  • tooba
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:30PM

    some people are getting insecure that he may have a comeback after a few days, that is not even what we should be worried about, the fact that president will not accept his resignation is a totally different theme, they would not let go of such a competent politician just like that and we also would not mind having a person with guts around for longer…

    people also have their eyebrows raised over the meeting he had with our president a few days ago, well it is also being said that ZM was pushed by the president into doing this as he needed ZM to bring rehman maik out in the light because president himself was fed up with malik and he needed someone who had the guts to do it, to do it.


  • zai
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:32PM

    He is as bad as AH and just crying because his fiefdom in lyari got raided


  • Chester
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:34PM

    It is annoying to see how many channels are focused on the reason for his resignations and much less on the content. It is bone chilling to see witness such fear MQM commands over the public of Karachi.


  • Memon
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:35PM

    PPP doesn’t deserve honest ministers, another patriotic and loyal man edit from this worst democratic govt.


  • Gunahgar
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:36PM

    Jay ho Mirza ki. kisi n tu sach bol diya.


  • Sheraz
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:41PM

    Time for change has arrived and only Imran Khan can bring that change..Imran Khan will be the next President of Pakistan..Mark my words..


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 8:56PM


    People are divided when they are killed in the name of race. Like he said , if you want to ‘react’ against my statements , kill my mama chachas and not innocent people on the street.

    The press conference was quite an eye-opener.

    Most of the things he said are not mere allegations.


  • sohail
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:59PM

    Had he been a true patriot he would have shared his findings with media and that too years back. Watchout people. It is just another emotional episode from one of the wolfs in power. There is not a single honest leader in this country. A truth delayed is justice delayed. All these scoundrals need to be hanged and for a change media should bycott the coverage of all the wolfs.


  • sarmad khan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 8:59PM

    ZM has turned over the political display of pak govt. Everything will be clear tomorrow when the matter of voilence in karachi will come under inquiry by cheif justice..now its the greatest test of cheif justice. coming days will show the patriots and the enimies of pakistan Inshallah.. hope that upcoming eid will bring revolution alongwith happiness in the land of Pakistan.. Recommend

  • Shafaaqat
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:06PM

    Something new plz Mr. Mirza. Why are you hiding the real thing, what is that, bring to public as well, you were elected by public not ISI, Army etc. Be loyal to this land, prove your sympathies with the nation, show some guts to speak in open public. Tell us what we want to know, not what we already know. Recommend

  • Ray
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:12PM

    Following this gentleman’s remarks over the past few months, it appears he has some a great amount of pent up hate inside of him.

    Disparaging remarks about another ethnic group only brings violence and greater division. This has been witnessed in Bosnia and Rwanda, where it starts off as ascerbic remarks and hate speech but quickly turns into full out ethnic cleansing. People always assume it can never happen in their country until it starts to take a life of its own. In many civilized countries he would have had multiple law suits and possible jail time.

    It’s important that wiser heads prevail and accept this kind of talk as hate speech and be dealt with forthright.

    Time to grow up…get away from the banana republic mentality

    Hoping the best for ALL Pakistani people


  • Iqra
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:17PM

    I knew from the point when i heard rehman mailk’s speeches which he used to rant chilling in england that he is not good. :/Recommend

  • grinz09
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:17PM

    Remember all and sundry in the past he has said that he had openly said that he had thoughts about breaking the country at time of Benazir’s murder but then when Zardari said ‘KHAPAY’ he changed his mind


  • zeeshan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:22PM

    ZM behved like kids. if he is ‘so sacha pakistani’ why did he not forward the evidence earlier, if he knew all these bad things.
    i think he was becoming personal and it was REACTION of something else.
    overall it is a very brave effort. now all paki lovers, esp n.sharif, imran khan, shk rashid n others must support him.


  • hunain
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:23PM

    He has told this things about MQM, after lyari operation. O God place save Pakistan and Karachi from these politicians…. AmeenRecommend

  • Hassan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:26PM

    People forget so easily….

    Zulfiqar Mirza was the one who raised the call for break up of Pakistan after Benazir was killed. Now he is their hero because he speaks against MQM


  • Hassan
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:27PM

    @ SA Chaudary

    Need I remind you he resigned because there was an operation in Lyari where 2 torture chambers were found


  • Chengez K
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:29PM

    The most interesting part of speech is that America, U.K have decided to break Pakistan…..

    War against Pakistan is in full motion……….Let Pakistani nation awake!!!


  • Mariam b
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Today Bhutto spoke and nation listened

    Keep it alive

    Tu jeevay Pakistan


  • Aug 28, 2011 - 9:46PM

    >Empty Vessels make most noise.Recommend

  • Sohail
    Aug 28, 2011 - 9:48PM

    Talk is (should be) cheap. This is made for media event. Personally, holding quran was a nice touch before slandering the enemy. One should judge people by their action. Have you seen his video of threatening Press person on the road after taking his ID, or where his armed guys are going in Police vans to create mayhem or his association with Haqiqi.

  • Bilal
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:16PM

    so what he actually wants? he wants that layari gangster [who killed atleast 30+ people] be released without any delay?


  • Muneeb
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:20PM

    I am with you MIRZA… hats off to you for what you did today.


  • ali
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:33PM

    It is well known from day one that this NRO govt was brought by foreign govts. to disintegrate Pakistan. The question is if Zardari knew about this why there was no action against MQM. Recommend

  • Abdullah Ashraf
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:36PM

    I ask Mr Mirza if Mr A. Rehman Malik is pathological liar why your leader Mr Zardari has appointed him as interior minister? It means Zardari and Rehman Malik are one and the same thing…


  • Karachi Khappay
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:42PM

    Thank God this guy is gone! Karachi can possibly have some peace now! Good riddance.Recommend

  • Burger Boy
    Aug 28, 2011 - 10:44PM

    The problem with having Zulfiqar Mirza who will be both obnoxious and blunt with your political opponents is that he may also be just as out of control with regards to keeping party secrets. Possible he just spilled a whole can of beans….but in a shameless country like Pakistan..even explosive revelations that the interior minister is colluding with foreign powers to dismember the country will be treated with a yawn by day after tomorrow. With a public as easily manipulated as ours, its no wonder our politicians don’t even bother to put on a good facade anymore…they just keep shoveling the excrement at us and we keep lapping it up like fools. Give it 48 hours and we’ll have other news of the day to gossip and do nothing about.Recommend

  • amna
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:05PM

    i hate politics but what happened today.. dil khush ho gay… hats off for zulfikar mirza itna bold step he took.. really am happie k there is atleast someone who came up with boldness and guts to speak of truth without being afraid of amrica or zardari or mqm.. and as far as the reliabelity of his words is concerned then i dont think he lied under HOLY BOOK… now lets c what will come up nxt.. but hats off for his guts…


  • AnisAqeel
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:09PM

    “He said that he will forward this evidence to the government, army and intelligence agencies if the need arises.”

    “Mirza also alleged that the MQM was behind the murder of Wali Khan Babar.”

    Very honest! But Mirza Sahib, holding evidence and not informing the right authorities is a crime by itself. Quran (Karim) is not that heavy to hold but evidence is.


  • Idiot
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:13PM

    Zulfiqar Mirza vs Rehman Malik
    Hell in a cell !!
    Cant see no other way


  • Dee
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:36PM

    Mirza added that in his tenure, out of 10,000 police officials appointed in Sindh, he ensured that not one appointment was MQM-based, as “there should be no room for killers in the police”.

    Anyone with any sort of political affiliation shouldn’t be allowed in police in the first place. And your above quote reflects the very core of your prejudices.


  • Aeeman memon
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:55PM

    atleast somebody came forward and spoke the truth!! im hopeful for some strong positive changes!!
    we need leaders to change the situation in our country. people alone can do nothing.


  • Sheeda from Lahore ,Shurli form Isloo
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:56PM

    Takes a brave man to speak the truth……………. & it is never too late to utter it!


  • mirza Ashfaq baig
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:16AM

    Well done MIRZA,
    Very Good. I am with you MIRZA…………..


  • Awad Rao
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:16AM

    MQM can’t do anything because they can’t live without gov. Everyone ones what is MQM, Mirza just gave the prove that’s it.


  • sam
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:34AM

    Media has gotta highlight these allegations and go deep down and find facts …, i support free media. Recommend

  • adeel qadri
    Aug 29, 2011 - 1:16AM

    ppl are naive…. both Abdul-rehman malik and zulficar mirza are the players of the chess board in zardari’ team. his statements are all vague. on one hand hes giving charge sheet against its own party, while on the other ready to die for zardari. such a hypocrites are these statesmen. zardari wants army to interfere and throw this so called democratic government, so he could prove himself to be a martyred in elections, moreover time to launch Bilawal from Liyari……! he had to play sindh card through Mirza. but more ppl will die, more blood shed, but who cares…!Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Aug 29, 2011 - 1:17AM

    On August 22, 2011, I wrote the following comments on the topic “Intra-PPP Tensions: Mirza demands ban on Malik’s entry in Sindh”.

    “Every body in Karachi knows very well the behind the target killing in Karachi, Zulfiqar Mirza is playing an active role by patronizing the Baluch’s of Lyari.
    Zulfiqar Mirza has said “Sindh Hamara Hay”, if the Sindh is his personal property.
    Zulfiqar Mirza should realize the point hat Mr. Rehman Malik has played a very positive and active role in bringing both viz, the PPP and MQM close to each other.
    Zulfiqar Mirza is too junior to Rehman Malik. Zulfiqar Mirza is Provincial Minister and member of Sindh Assembly whereas Rehman Malik is the Federal Minister and a Senator.
    The Prime Minister has very rightly said that Rehman Malik only come to Karachi when he is told to go to Karachi and does not visit Karachi for his personal reasons.
    Now the ball is in the court of President of Pakistan. He being the Co-Chairperson of PPP should convene a meeting of PPP’s Central Executive Committee should expel Zulfiqar Mirza from PPP’s basis membership.
    The President should also put him out from the Sindh Assembly and also ask him to resign from the minister-ship.
    Zulfiqar Mirza has come to Pakistan after being in self exile for a long time and filled the nomination papers to contest the Sindh Assembly’s elections.
    I hope Zulfiqar Mirza read my comments and know what people of Karachi thinks about Zulfiqar Mirza.”

    Had PPP Co-Chairperson and President of Pakistan would have read my remarks and acted on my suggestion, Zuilfiqar Mirza would have not been in a position to hold a two-hour press conference at the Karachi Press Club, followed by his almost two hours questions-answers on a local TV channel.
    Zulfoqar Mirza wants to create his own group within PPP and with the help of his colleagues, party men and some people who may fall in his trap, would like to become the Federal Interior Minister by ousting Rehman Malik or probably would lile to become Chief Minister of Sindh.
    All sane people in Karachi and in Sindh doe not care what Zulfiqar Mirza has said to make his hey day. Recommend

  • Raheem Idrees
    Aug 29, 2011 - 1:31AM

    Press conference of the century!Recommend

  • stone age
    Aug 29, 2011 - 1:37AM

    Mirza you are the man!!


  • xen
    Aug 29, 2011 - 1:37AM

    By God. This man spoke the truth.


  • Seerat
    Aug 29, 2011 - 1:38AM

    For all he did was make matters worse.Criticizing MQM isn’t going to get him anywhere, MQM is a major party in Karachi and the people of karachi are not going to go with anything he says right now. There is no blaming time right now it’s negotiation time. And how could you be so sure that all this isn’t in his best interests .We have seen all of this in the past so why deny it now. Yes MQM has been wrong but does it really make a difference right now when PPP, MQM and ANP are responsible for Karachi and other parties have done the same what MQM did. And whatever he said was said by countless other politicians in the past and it didn’t really make a difference. So why make hum the man of the hour now?


  • black rose
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:06AM

    half truth, thats what he have said, the side of the truth that he wanted to show. why did he speak out when liyari operation started? sab se ziada lashen liyari se milin, liyari k gangs bharpur involved they target killing me, why didn’t he name them? why not ANP or PPP itself why only MQM? the reason is simple he sponsored/supported liyari gangs and now when they are under attack is ko sach yad agaya wah!!


  • zk
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:21AM



  • M
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:30AM

    Reasons Zulfiqar Mirza’s words can never be trusted:

    A few days ago, or perhaps a week ago, he had harsh words against Rehman Malik. Later, when confronted by the media, he completely denied this and said that Malik was senior to him and he respected him and nothing like this happened… Here today he started this again.
    While Mirza is right about many of the target killings, let’s not forget his support for Lyari, and in particular, his supprot for the Lyari gangs and criminals… There are pictures of him with Rehman Dacait the notorious gangster for Gods sake…
    One day he says something, the next day he is touching the Holy Quran and swearing on it, and often contradicting his own statements. I have nothing against… Just don’t be holding the holy book and swearing on it then.
    Mirza has half of Karachi’s Police Force, Rangers, and now FC and special Lyari “guards” with automatic weapons outside his residence in Phase 5, Defence… These law enforcement authorities could be saving the lives of the innocent people in Karachi….
    One day he insults Urdu speaking people, calling them”bhookay nangay,” Now he has no problem with them, probably because he isnt as intox… as he was when at Shahi Syed’s little get together.
    He speaks of his sugar mills…. It is people like him (sugar mill owners) of Pakistan and Sindh in particular, because of whom all the poor people are suffering and cannnot afford sugar due to hoarding.
    All of the above plus more. figure it out folks :)

  • ali
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:37AM

    well done mr.mirza expose the Liberal Fascist running PPP and MQM


  • Zed
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:57AM

    Terror cells found in Lyari his strong hold and he has the audacity to blame others. What is more worrying is people above actually saluting him, DISGUSTING!!! my heart cries for this country :(


  • Mumtaz
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:02AM

    ZM is upset because indiscriminate action is being taken in Lyari. Alternatively, he is doing this at the behest of Zaradri, which is a very shrewd move. Reason could be that Zardari has decided to take MQM head-on. Zardari is now moving his queen in this game of chess since PPP has got hold of the two guys involved in the killing of Dr. Imran. If they are sent to London for trial (as reportedly British Gov has asked) Altaf Hussain will be indicted through unbiased, neutral courts of UK. No blame will be on PPP, establishment or Sindhis. Another benefit will be that PPP Sindhi vote bank will remain intact. This is all politics. ZM is no hero. He is equally responsible along with MQM, and to some extent, ANP for the murders of Karachi. Indiscriminate action in Karachi is must for peace. Recommend

  • RK
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:09AM

    LOL! so basically what he’s saying that I need my share of bhatta through ‘Peoples Aman Committee’ – these people are worst among the human beings. If he is so human loving – tell him to go to Badin and help the flood affected poor people there.
    Karachi’s peaceful resolution is to create an unbiased local police force (any local from Karachi -let it be a Punjabi of Karachi origin, muhajir, sindhi, baloch etc). Bringing uneducated, ill mannered SHOs from layya or wihari will never bring peace to Karachi.


  • Amer Khan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:14AM

    I think we all knew about most of the revelations but coming this from horses’s mouth, an ex-Home Minister of Sindh carries lots of weightage and all those accused should be ashamed of their doings and even now if Army and the Judiciary do not react then it means we are all dead and good for nothing people!!!


  • Saleem
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:49AM

    Zulfiqar Mirza has raised few very alarming facts. If his claims are true then MQM is a fascist organization and must be treated as such. Second, he claims that what he uttered today was discussed with ISI chief and generals. It is high time that ISI as well as army chief be called in Supreme Court and stand in front of people’s court and give some answers. Also, if he told Zaradri that MQM was colluding to disintegrate Pakistan and he did not act on it to save his presidency then there should be treason case against him as well. All these allegations must be looked at and it is incumbent on the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take this on.

  • biryani
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:55AM

    as indian government congress raised anna hazare itself to up its ever lowering popularity graph….. ppp doing same with zulifiqar mirza….

    create ur own fren as ur enemy n win the show….


  • Musharraf
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:25AM

    frankly to be honest…. a pakistani trying to earn his living.. i dont need this.. and neither do the shopkeepers who have suffered at the hands of these parties.. ..i mean fighting with opposition parties can make sense..but to fight amongst each other just shows the level of gutter politics failure of Govt … musharraf teri yaad aati hay.. why cant we just have one month.. one month of peace and stability.. how will investment come.. how can we live a decent life..Recommend

  • amir
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:28AM

    I really believe him that he is telling the TRUTH. Let’s hope the people of Pakistan will listen to him.


  • Sheroz
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:31AM

    he’s trying to be Pakistan’s Anna hazare and he is Anna hazare so we all should support him, everyone …


  • SS
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:38AM

    In his own words:

    “if he had been given a free hand”

    “affirmed on oath to remain a die-hard supporter of the PPP and President Asif Ali Zardari, and thanked Benazir Bhutto and Zardari for their favours bestowed upon him”

    “added that in his tenure, out of 10,000 police officials appointed in Sindh, he ensured that not one appointment was MQM-based”

    Thats right, give him a free hand to do whatever he wishes, and yes he is greatful to Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto – well known for their “honesty”, deeply rooted interest for Pakistan and love for each other – for the favors they bestowed upon him. And for ensuring that not one MQM person is appointed to the police whether he is qualified or not. I am sure he found that the ones who were appointed were “law abiding” and “honest” Sindhis.

    What a guy !!!Recommend

  • Aug 29, 2011 - 6:15AM

    Those who are sceptical and disagree with ZM are not true Muslims-from the depths of their heart, because when a Muslim takes Holy Quran in his hand and says something then he must be believed-if he is a liar leave the affair to be dealt with by Allah. Zulfiqar Mirza has always been saying that he is answerable to Allah. Today he broke the chains that held him from doing or saying the truth-and we all know SACH BOLNAY WALAY KAY SAATH ALLAH HOTA HAI- DOES NOT MATTER IF THE REST DO NOT BELIEVE. HE TOOK HOLD OF ALLAH’S BOOK SENT THROUGH ANGEL GIBRAEL TO OUR PROPHET (PBUH). HOW MANY CAN SAY THE TRUTH THIS WAY! INSHALLAH SACH JEETAY GA,AMEEN.


    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:35AM

    Time has for our Military leadership to exert pressure on the government for its resignation and a neutral setup take charge of the government.Present set up can not hold any credible inquiry at these serious allegation.Only honest leadership can solve the problems of Karachi and this country.


  • Shayan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:57AM

    I can see the few blind mqm supporters speaking against Zulfiqar Mirza over here with different names, although with ever post they are less creative in picking a name


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 6:57AM

    Frustration at its pinnacle. This outburst of diatribes manifests a complete distortion and fragmentation of his plans having gone awry and fragmented. If the Muttaheda is all that bad, how come it is still in politics???

    Mr. Zardari must now realize that he has been President of Pakistan for the last three years and it is now time to obey the law and get serious about peace and stability. As for the armed forces……………..extensions galore. Salams to the circus of Pakistan’s politians. Recommend

  • Ahmer
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:22AM

    Love you ZM! but why only come out when Rangers raid the terror cells in Liyari? Do you mind answering that?


  • Ali Khan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:27AM

    I think it is a political game nothing else.


  • famemon78
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:38AM

    We as a nation absolutely LOVE to make martyrs and idols out of all outgoing individuals.. be it sports or politics.. ALL is forgotten ALL is forgiven, but for those who don t like getting carried away in an emotional barrage here are a few interesting questions that might offer some more ‘food for thought’:
    1) Mr Mirza in his own words didnt have anything prior to his patron blessing him with sugar mills, 6 bungalows and what not.. in what official capacity were these ‘handed out’ and at whose expense?
    2) He made some very controversial remarks about Rehman Malik’s actions on the scene of BB’s assassination.. why were these not made public or atleast provided to that fact finding committee when they were investigating the assassination?
    3) This supposed conversation of breaking up Pakistan happened a while back im guessing (since of late there hasnt been a meeting involving Zulfiqar Mirza, Altaf Hussain) why was this horrendous info not brought to light earlier? Or atleast prior to the Lyari operation being launched by none other than… wait for it.. Rehman Malik?

    These r just off the top off my head .. a 5 hour long senseless bashing will reveal more questions than answers so i will be writing more soon. Moreover these questions are purely based on ZM’s statement and does not include any character assassination on the self professed favorite son of Sindh himself for which there is plenty of ammo around. As a little teaser guess who has kabza on 50 acres of land in Gulistan e Maymar ? here is a hint this man claims to be the biggest headhunter of extortionists and bhatta khorsin khi. GOD HELP US ALL


  • sohail
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:38AM

    Dear, one thing is clear, that when man became angry, LIke Mirza he will tell the truth.
    Im not understanding with peoples of karachi when mirza stand for them whey they come out on MQM ( Motahida Qatil Movement) call.Recommend

  • Tariq
    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:58AM

    Pakistani politicians and the Quran. Are they not the same ones who stole from Hajis


  • Faiz
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:06AM

    All of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

    You sit in your comfortable air conditioned rooms, totally nonchalant about the grave situation. You whine because your iftari plans get cancelled because of a strike by Mqm. You whine because your eid is ruined because of potential barbaric response of a political party. You pay your ‘taxes’ to a gang rather to a government and don’t mind or protest.

    You would rather spend your so called eid in ignorant bliss and debate the timing of this exposure. Is this really the eid we deserve, I ask you.

    Someone had the courage to speak out the truth we all know. You are afraid to even post a fb status message in support of the truth, the least you can do is to stop criticizing.

    You blame the impending response and bloodshed on ZM, totally absolving the real culprit. This is the age we live in, where we are so afraid to rock the bed of the criminals. No wonder, God’s wrath is upon us.

    I am not a fan of ZM or PPP, but the truth needs to be told, no matter how inconvenient it is to you, so please just stop whining if you can’t do anything else.Recommend

  • Maher
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:14AM

    Mirza is trying to become Bal Thakre of Sindh.Recommend

  • Danish Ahmed
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:37AM

    ZM is frustrated and complex personality, he tried to suppress MQM and tried every way but remain unsuccessful, his move his craziness will unfold a lot of truths. MQM is practical and realistic and answer each and every question raised by him. He tried to proof that ISI, Army, President, PM are all fool and does not know about anything.

    Long Live MQM!


  • Hammad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:42AM

    A complete idiot. Really if MQM is to be held liable then bring proof, which this man hasn’t any. Allegations is all he could play with.


  • Fahad Raza
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:46AM

    Hate mongerer 2.011


  • xOYA
    Aug 29, 2011 - 8:57AM

    All Drama .Hel be back shaking hands with Rehman Malik

    Liyari Operation was also a drama . they arrested innocent & will et them go & they already informed Leyari Criminals we are coming plz hide

    what a country …


  • Shehzad
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:03AM

    Zulfiqar Mirza is on record saying once…”Pakistan Na khappay…Pakistan Na Khappay...i.e Dont want Pakistan, Dont want Pakistan..


  • Nazar
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:13AM

    time and again the exposed faces of MQM,PPP, and other parties are exposed…..but the poor timid people of Pakistan still blindly follow…Rehman Malik should resign if he is to listen the voices of conscious. But I know that that such politicians have not zameer or conscious…


  • ABC
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:23AM

    Please Ask Mr. Mirza If all this happens, why he was silient When he was a Interior Minister Of Sindh. Why???


  • Farrukh Bashir
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:35AM

    Dr. MIRZA Rocked. Bravo! he’s the man!Recommend

  • Naveed
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:52AM

    ZM admits that not a single target killer from ppp was arrested ………rest assured…he was lying with the holy book on his head.


  • ABC
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:55AM

    When vessel is filled enough, then it is supposed to overflow.


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 10:03AM

    weldone he looks me like Bhutto has moved in UN. I salute you.


  • Bhutto
    Aug 29, 2011 - 10:04AM

    History Will remember This Press Conference that a Lion Hearted Sindhi had Disclosed all the True Facts before all, Even offered his property and his Life to be wasted before all to save this bloodshed and killing etc, I Slute you Mirza that you Have a gentle heart and sincerity with the people of sindh, All others are snoring on their bed enjoying the Luxiries.


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 10:05AM

    dear moderator, plz dont increase fake recomendation like yaseer :(


  • Ammar
    Aug 29, 2011 - 10:46AM

    This is all a setup to bring somthing new or to aware all of us that our beloved country is in danger… god help us alll….


  • Karim Javed
    Aug 29, 2011 - 10:56AM

    @Salman Orangiwala As your name consist orangi wala you seems to be a strong supporter of urdu language dude still there are many people who demands Karachi a separate state people like you. You think that Zulfiqar Mirza was saying about Urdu speaking people he was against MQM and other political parties not people, you take this to your self. Have you ever think this that what will happen when Pakistan broke in to different parts, what is your identity what will you get, we are just absurd common men so don’t think about Urdu, Sindhi or Pushtoon just think about Pakistan.
    If Pakistan exist then you exist.Recommend

  • Nasir
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:02AM

    Now is the time to take Mirza seriously


  • Amjad Abbasi
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:07AM

    Bundle of congratulations! to Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza for his hidden truth against the triators, culprits and killers. I think he has done marvelous press conference yesterday to tell the nation about the traitor and culprits. Mirza Shb, My hates of to you!


  • Maher
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:14AM

    Funniest part was Rehman eating Apple and saying eating Banana :) hahahahahahRecommend

  • Newman
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:19AM

    This statement scares me…. and some of the comments scare me more.

    I am surprised that we support this guy so easily , just because he swears upon the Quran. I mean a guy who has so many contradictions in his career and speech shows that he has no credibility.

    By looking at his credibility do you really feel that he is scared of god or swearing upon the Quran.

    He mentioned clearly that he had already provided all this evidence to the army and President Zardari….Then I guess we should assume that the Military,ISI and PPP are all involved in the plot to break Pakistan into 4.

    One side he says he will fight for the cause also if he loses his life, while on the other he says he is a blind follower of Zardari, and if zardari says to stop he will….. Seems awed doesn’t it………

    He calls Rehman malik a lier and terrorist, and on the other hand a good politician and human being.Recommend

  • lubna
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:23AM

    First time i ever seen a pakistani politician speaking truth and reality and whts going on in country like this way. otherwise i believe politician always speak lies and round talkings. I appreciate by heart Dr Mirza. and worries about his life because in Pakistan who ever speak truth was killed either politician or media men. i worried some may attempt his murder after this. First time ever someone tell the reality of MQM and about the blood shed in Karachi. Govt should consider his allegations about MQM otherwise i know this matter was burdened because so called Open media is also protecting MQM and they also feared by MQM. they only can criticize PPPP or PML (N) or other political parities. I never hear or watch when some media or chennel criticize MQM for blood shed in Karachi otherwise all agencies including Army Navy ISI FIA Police and government is knowledgeable about the blood shed in Karachi. I think Chief Justice should called and provide protection to Dr Mirza if he has courage and truly resolve Karachi issue. and culprits should be hanged in Bazars. Recommend

  • Flash
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:39AM

    Cheerleading for this man puts you in the ethnically racist grouping…need to grow up and come into the 21 century…peace out


  • Cynic
    Aug 29, 2011 - 11:56AM

    Too many contradictions, but there may be a germ of truth, since the accusations are too serious to be made lightly. The best course would be for all his claims to be put to test in the Supreme Court,his “proofs” should be made public (which he already claims they are”, and te guilty persons dealt with..not that there is much hope of that :)Recommend

  • Dee
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:02PM

    Pakistanis are an entertainment deprived nation. Anyone who brings a little drama to their life becomes their hero!


  • Salma
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:07PM

    Hats off to Dr Mirza….someone in this country is speaking the truth which is bitter and hard to accept.


  • Yasser Yousufi
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:33PM

    Hmmm…….two torcher cells discovered in Lyari, hundreds of illegal weapons recovered, 18 urdu speaking hostages freed and over 100 terrorists arrested the same day and everyone fails to see the link~! If Zulfiqar Mirza was really a man of honor of (rather than just a Politician) as his followers on this blog would have us believe, maybe we’d have heard a clarification from the guy who called Lyari Aman Committee members his children~!Recommend

  • A.Ahmed
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:48PM

    Finally someone has learned to speak the truth.


  • Adnan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 12:50PM

    i donot know who is right , but y MQM always remained against Army operation in Karachi, Some thing is there no one can ignore that.


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 1:12PM

    Sorry Zulfiqar Mirza. You do not have my support or my vote. Other people may have the memory of a Gold Fish but i do not. To me, this is just a reaction, to the operation in your beloved Lyari. If that had not happened, you would still be sitting comfy on your seat, knowing the truth and holding the, “evidence” and yet giving two hoots about it all. Sorry! But you are better running your own business rather than any part of Karachi. Good Riddance!


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 1:50PM

    Good work. Wel Done


  • Buzrig Hastee
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:27PM

    Dr Zulfikar Mirza outburst came the day after ‘Shab’e Qadar’ a holy night. I know someone who told me that he asked Dr Mirza why all of a sudden has he come up with such hard stance. Dr MIrza said to him that “I prayed and asked for forgiveness from Allah. When I slept I saw a dream that an angel is questioning me, Allah had given you a position and authority to maintain peace and provide justice to poor & innocent people. But you failed to do so because all you care for is your position, family, wealth and himself. To which when I woke up in the morning I decided that whatever from here and onwards I do, I will do it for people.” He also had vibes days earlier for doing something in the face of sacrifice. Lets s wait and see whether that was the case.

    In my personal opinion, no muslim be it practising or not would never dare to sware on the Holy Book and deleiver scripted sppech. One could very well tell from his tone, speech and body language that words of truthand reality were coming out of mouth. As if some holy spirit was spilling the words and Dr MIrza was lipsyncing… Lets hope for the best….!!


  • Hammad Ali
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:31PM

    Nice start to clean up the mess !


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 2:34PM

    well-done but its show is over and we will not find them because our so called free media will never ever telecast him again and the so called supreme court will not invite him like they turned a blind eye on the parachinar issue with due respect for both pillars of the state, and what govt has to done they did.


  • Mark Twain
    Aug 29, 2011 - 2:59PM

    “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”


  • Rsingh
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:09PM

    Muhajirs must be repenting why they accepted Jinnah’s offer and left India for this, Life for Muhajirs in Pakistan is worse than hell.


  • Aug 29, 2011 - 3:13PM

    mind blowing sir, i have not seen that kind of conference ever before in my whole life, it was a conference which was fully filled with the true aspects and nothing else. plz do think about that.

    i am requesting to my urdu speakers brothers and sisters kindly do not take it as ethnically, it was the statement from real son of soil who cares about the soil of sindh and who does not want karachi to be blood sheded. what ever dr mirza said he said by putting the HOLY QURAN on his head. i know he is muslim, no muslim can’t tell lie while keeping the Quran in his hand.

    we proud of u dr zulfiqar mirza


  • MB
    Aug 29, 2011 - 3:51PM

    At last somebody had the guts to say the truth, doesn’t matter he has to lose his job in the process.


  • Dilbar Hussain
    Aug 29, 2011 - 4:03PM

    Excellent Zulfiqar Mirza


  • progressive_Pakistani
    Aug 29, 2011 - 5:33PM

    Dabang Mirza!!! Pride of Pakistan!! Sheer e Karachi!! We people of Pakistan have great respect for you.You exposed terrorist and mafia ethnic party with such a bravery that no one ever dared to do it before.You got guts and you are REAL man.Dabang Mirza Bravo!!


  • grinz09
    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:14PM

    Whose whining-you are! All your sorry comments for a person who resigns the day an operation is launched in Lyari where TWO TORTURE cells were discovered.


  • mehmood
    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:27PM

    Nothing new,
    In KP the local militants killed army but they are patrotic son of soil.
    In baluchistan local militants killed army but they are patrotic son of soil.
    From punjab the attackers attacked navy in Karachi but they are patrotic son of soil.
    BUT when one person sho in past told i was about to break pakistan ZM alleges karachities and teir representativs only on basis of allegations the karachities and their representation in DECLARED ghadar by national media.
    We urdu speaking shuld clear understand we must not get certificate of ptatrotism but to issue. To become paksitani we have to do what TT pk, BLA and others doing.


  • Adam Khan
    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:45PM

    salute to this great Pakistani from Punjab.


    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:57PM

    perfectly said.

    There should me a dislike button.
    Pls tribune do it now


    Aug 29, 2011 - 7:08PM


    MQM is not innocent.
    Zulfiqar Mirza is courageous.
    MQM knowingly killed innocent people after the killing of its MPA in august last year who was actually killed by banned religious party.


    Zulfiqar Mirza is not an innocent man.
    Zardari Sahib is using Mirza to play power politics in karachi.
    Zulfiqar Mirza must also accept that he has been involved in leading Bhatta mafia of Lyari gangs, especially in last 6 months who killed scores of innocent people in karachi. Ask any trader in Karachi and he will reveal you the picture of Zulfiqar Mirza’s double face.
    MQM, ANP and PPP all have killer criminal gangs in their ranks, who does not know this?
    Why half truth (angled truth) to target only MQM only with Quran on his head. Also reveal the names of target killers of PPP and ANP. All three parties have blood on their hands.


  • Sajida
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:04PM

    Mr. Mirza cannot tell what is good for Sindh. What is good for Sindh since there NO Ag TAXES IS A prosperous Karachi.
    But his support of Commissionerate System revealed he didn’t want that. So who is he to say what is good for Sindh. he seems to be intelligence challenged.
    Turkey had to modernize its cities for EU membership. And guess what? Those cities started improving with the change? That process started in the 1980s, so it is no news. But, Mr. Mirza must be be living with head in sand so has no clue!
    Local government is a training ground for political parties so they actually deliver. Think Workers party of Brazil and AKP of Turkey. So local government is a critical tool for local governance that has been missed in Pakistan. Modern local government trains officials to deal with present day challenges not yesteryears’ challenges.


  • Sanjith Menon
    Aug 29, 2011 - 9:31PM

    Poor Pakistanis the moment they see a person, keeping his hand on Quran, theyfeel, hes telling truth.


  • Salman Orangiwala
    Aug 29, 2011 - 10:10PM

    @Ayaz Bukhari

    Thnik of the most prevalent phenomenon , every crimnal in a court of law takes oath on the Holy Quran .Does that imply they would spill the truth ?

    Thanks for your good jesture for the Urdu speaking lot and trying to defend Mirza as the sanest of them all !!!

    This might ring a few bells :

    1 ) Mirza bragged he appointed 10,000 police personnel in Sindh and he “forced ” not to appoint a single urdu speaking in it .

    2 ) Balochs are the OWNER of Karachi ,as per Mirza .

    3 ) Alleged Imran Farooq and a pastun boy killed ,forgot to mention 54 sacked bodies .

    Who do you thnik you are fooling ?Recommend

  • Ali
    Aug 30, 2011 - 12:11AM

    Funny how Altaf Hussain has been sick and for the past week and apparently went to the “hospital”. That, I can categorically state, is a LIE. Anyone who lives in Edgware (and for those of you who only visit London for vacations; Edgware is not the same as Edgware Road) knows that Altaf is seen in and around his house, coming and going, perfectRecommend

  • Mona
    Aug 30, 2011 - 1:39AM

    Whatever he said about the police is 100% true. In fact political interference has corrupted the whole bureaucracy. How can you expect ‘sold’ people to look after the lives and properties of citizens? The revelations about the MQM also ring true. Through personal experience I can vouch that even ordinary workers of MQM act like bullies in Karachi. The name MQM has unfortunately become synonymous with violence. It really puzzles me. For how long can MQM rule through fear? For how long can the party survive without reforming its leadership, its vision, and its strategies? It has people like Mustafa Kamal in its ranks who can change the whole county, but for how long will they be wasted in politics of corruption and violence? MQM needs to come out of Altaf Hussain’s shadow. The man has outlived his utility and has become an anarchist. It is time for new people to come forward. People who can think in terms of leadership of Pakistan and not just Karachi. People who know how to win through love rather than violence.


  • Umer
    Aug 30, 2011 - 4:40AM

    Zulfiqar Mirza zindabad, truly a great, brave man.


    Aug 30, 2011 - 9:48AM

    Zulfikhar Mirza has raised very serious allegations which must be investigated by a powerful independant commission.We can not take it lightly. It is 100% fact that political parties are collecting Bhatta in the name of FITRA/ZAKAT,and it is openly done even today.All parties are doing the same.Parties have their own areas for Bhatta Collection and trouble starts when some other party comes and collect Bhatta from their areas.Lets not deny the facts and supportes of political parties should exert pressure on their leaders to remove criminals from their parties and Bhatta collection must be stopped.Recommend

  • salim
    Aug 30, 2011 - 3:43PM

    Whose Whining!? ZM! The day an operation was carried in Lyari where 2 torture cells were found and many mutilated dead bodies.


  • sharjeel
    Aug 31, 2011 - 6:06PM

    @Salman Orangiwala:
    plz,, no one will losten to you,,,we all know who you are and which party(read mqm) you belong to,,,,,,,,,,,, may allah take away this devil namely altaf from our lives, ameen


  • Aug 31, 2011 - 10:20PM

    Nice try Zulfiqar Mirza (Best man)


    Sep 1, 2011 - 1:21PM

    See the evidences presented by Zulfikhar Mirza on a website(terroristleaks.com) and then decide if he was speaking the truth or not.

    Looking at all the evidences given I have no doubt what so ever that he was speaking the TRUTH.
    He may not have disclosed some truth about his friends in Peoples AAMAN COMMITTEE.


  • Sep 1, 2011 - 3:35PM

    STRIKING TIME: In these days, the sincere and honest people in Pakistan are really much worried about Pakistan, especially after the resignation of Zulfiqar Mirza and his briefing to the media. The disclosures made by ZM lead to an irresistable conclusion that how long for the sake of seats and lust of power, dishonest, incompetent, greedy politicians/high ups are trying to destruct this country. If we put a glance to the history of the present PPP government, , then it is clear that most important, competent and sincere persons in PPP have been side lined one by one or were side-lined prior to its rule. When Zulfiqar Mirza has resigned, then what for his wife FEHMIDA MIRZA SPEAKER is waiting. Definitely this regime will oust her while bringing a slur on her fair name. This is the right time to strike. Moreover, when Mirza has levelled serious allegations against important personalities of PPP government and no action has been taken against those personalities, then it means that PPP or his leadership has not accepted the allegations as correct, rather made it mockery. In these series of events, the remaining of Fehmida Mirza as Speaker would be a blatant contradiction either in the personality of ZM or for that matter, his wife is not accepting his allegations as correct. What is the need of the day, every body knew it very well. Innocent citizens are being killed in a brutal way and barbarism is going on and our leaders say that they are trying to save democratic system. Either they are fool or they making the people of this country as fool. To my my mind, they are making the people of this country as fool. Even the leaders of PML N are trying to make the people of this country as fool. At this time, we need a leader.


  • Hash
    Sep 1, 2011 - 10:17PM

    The show must go on…


  • sheeba mir
    Sep 5, 2011 - 9:02AM

    Geo sir very well done,Allah bless you.


  • sheeba mir
    Sep 5, 2011 - 9:04AM

    *very well done sir.God bless you.*


  • Abbas
    Sep 5, 2011 - 12:59PM

    Proved to be the son of brave soil. Need leaders like u…. Pakistan zindabad.


  • shama
    Sep 8, 2011 - 4:15PM

    extremly excellent job done by mirza,,,we all are with you to save our country pakistan… GOD bless you and help you,,,


  • grinz09
    Sep 9, 2011 - 4:39PM

    Excellent job indeed! Admits he’s a ‘badmash’. Properties and sugar mills obtained through sheer nepotism thus admitting to corruption. Admits he used his position to obtain loans. Claims with confidence he drinks alcohol and much more. Good luck luck to our country if we have saviors like him!


  • Oct 13, 2011 - 7:58PM

    IFTIKHAR MIRZA you are an honest person in Pakistan. Every day after my prayers, I read AYTUL-KURSI for you and your family.


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