Mirza declares war on MQM

Published: September 1, 2011
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Mirza calls Altaf Hussain's illness and hopitalisation a drama. PHOTO: PPI

Mirza calls Altaf Hussain's illness and hopitalisation a drama. PHOTO: PPI

BADIN: Former Sindh Interior Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza has announced war against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and termed its chief, Altaf Hussain’s ailment and admission to hospital as a “drama”.

While talking to media in Badin, Mirza said that he had revealed only 10 per cent of the information against MQM and the rest is yet to be revealed.

(Read: Hitting back: MQM questions Mirza’s mental health)

The former minister said that he is a now a non-political person and his only aim is to serve the people of Sindh.

He also reiterated his loyalty with President Asif Ali Zardari and said that those who criticise the President should consider Mirza as their enemy.

Mirza also issued an apology, saying he was sorry if he hurt anyone by his earlier statements.

(Read: That’s what he said: Mirza lets it all out)

Mirza had revealed a bombshell last week when in a marathon press conference he alleged the MQM to be involved in target killing, extortion and even pursuing an anti-state agenda.

He had also alleged that Federal Interior Minister, Rehman Malik was siding with the MQM and blackmailing the federal government.

Mirza had also tendered his resignation from his posts in the Sindh government and political party, the Pakistan People Party.

Mirza had produced documents, which he had amassed during his time as the Minister of Interior of Sindh against the MQM.

 

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  • Sep 1, 2011 - 11:27PM

    Seriously when will Mr Mirza grow up. He really wants to see karachi burn . and if u have so much problem then go to supreme courts.

    p.s. Mr Mirza do something for your vote bank of sindhi nationalist in Badin

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  • some1 in london
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:05AM

    May Allah guide and help you. Ameen.

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  • Karachiwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:10AM

    Karachi get ready he is planning to unleash as he admitted to giving 300000 licenses for ATMs.

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  • Cautious
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:24AM

    He reminds me of Malik — loves to get in front of a camera and rarely filters what comes out of his mouth. How many times do we have to listen to these so called “leaders” make outrageous accusation and say that they have conclusive proof — but they never deliver the goods and the journalist never hold there feet to the fire.

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  • Hasan Viqar
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:35AM

    Mr.Mirza should consult with a Psychiatrist about his mental health. He should be considered dangerous as he poses danger to others.

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  • WHS
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:45AM

    If Dr. Mirza is there to support the people of Sindh particularly Sindhis then He should start with flood hit Badin and Thatta.

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  • Well done
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:48AM

    Well done Mirza keep going on!

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  • Basit Khan
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:49AM

    Hassan Viqar, And you are by any chance MQM’s supporter/sympathiser ?

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  • Waleed
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:09AM

    Enough with the outbursts. We get the point. MQM is bad. When do you plan to DO something about it?

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  • anonymous
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:16AM

    He’s the only one who has dared to speak about MQM. Forget if he is as bad as them, atleast he has resigned from any/all positions of power. He’s a soldier and there are enough people in the country who support his move to defame MQM even though they don’t support the PPP.

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  • waqar
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:17AM

    mr mirza is a true son of soil..no one in this materialistic era would dare sacrifice his posts and risk his life for exposing facts..we salute u..

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  • kasim.lahore
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:24AM

    @Hasan Viqar: Earlier I was having little doubt on mental health of Mirza Saheb. Now it is very clear.

    No necessary to consult Psychiatrist.

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  • asad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:35AM

    mashAllah very well done mr mirza,your courage and resolve is commendable,i wish you the very best and pray for your success ,i hope you have the presidents support with this.Recommend

  • asad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:47AM

    he said he had just disclosed 10% if he will disclose remanining 90% then what will happen nothing because no body cares just media will arrange some program by the passage every body will forget because on every day basis we have new issues and i think the somming soon issue will be Benazir Murder CaseRecommend

  • Sep 2, 2011 - 1:51AM

    Mirza stated in his Press Conference ‘I issued 3 lac arm licenses’. Any reason behind it?? Does he want panic in Pakistan? Why did he issue large quantities of weapons? Gift to Lyari Gangsters? or What?

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  • Jeans
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:01AM

    @Waleed He has aleady provided evidence to CJ,DG ISI, Chief Army staff & Other establishment institutes before press conference and took them into confidence, thats why a few days ago Mr. Kiani was in Karachi and CJ is still there. Well there was nothing new in his press conference including R.Malik. Well I hope all other will show up there spirit and lets eradicate the all hypocrites politicians whatever party they are belong to. MQM should also come forward show some evidences against PPP and ANP so that nation will be able to select the right person to vote. It is a humble request to Chief Justice please do the right without involving and influence in the political parties and take the decision timely without further delays.

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  • Samad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:04AM

    he is really serving as he proudly said that 3 hundred thousand licence has been given to ‘gherat mand’ people… so again these weapons will be used to kill innocent peopleRecommend

  • kala_bacha
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:06AM

    Ju garajtay hay woh barastay nahi. If he has proof should bring forward. If he don’t trust judicial system, gave to media. Media will publish and them doodh ka dhoodh pani ka pani. I think his next stop would be pannu aqil and then he will leash out again!

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  • Amjad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:14AM

    Well he has the support of many Pakistanis, especially native Sindis who are sick of being treated bad by other people in their own home.

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  • Hassan
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:21AM

    Brave man – those who are criticising him are scared to utter a word against the MQM even in their homes. We must not discourage him from standing up and speaking the truth.

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  • Who Cares
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:25AM

    I support u Dr Mirza u will save us the urdu speaking people, and rest of the people who don’t want to be terrorized by the mqm

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  • grain2315
    Sep 2, 2011 - 4:04AM

    its about time, even a non political such as mirza began a campaign to discredit this Person who is in London, why is he in London, why does he not go to Pakistan . what exactly is he afraid off??
    please can a mqm cadre explain any of the above.

    thanks

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 6:31AM

    @Basit Khan:
    I have absolutely no desire to support one or another since it doesn’t even really have any influence in my own day to day and I agree with him. I even have a little bit of a negative view towards MQM. A couple of his claims are believable. But, they get offset by the ones that reach a little too far into the imagination and said with a straight face. Those ones are pretty obvious, unlike the plausible ones where until his apparent evidence shows are best looked at very skeptically in combination of the unrealistic ones. If he never spoke those ones and kept to the ones a little more on the sane side, his supporters would multiply by a very large amount.

    The only thing making him seem believable to many is because of him holding the book while saying it, which automatically makes it true since he is seen as a certain Muslim and the implications of him lying while doing that are unthinkable to the devout(most Pakistanis). However, there’s a way for him to do that equipped with unrealistic accusations and still not be subject to the punishment of doing so.

    It’s not a lie to the speaker if they truly believe what they are saying, regardless of it actually being that way. It doesn’t even have to be possible in any way, shape or form. Hence, the mental health concerns.

    His problem is that he doesn’t know when to quit. He always starts off well but drags it out into the absurd, completely destroying the part that was promising. While he’s giving speeches people should install an alarm that goes off after x minutes reminding him to shutup and breathe and be the first politician who has intermissions in the middle of his speeches to get himself back on the right path before picking up again.

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  • Arif
    Sep 2, 2011 - 7:12AM

    Before mirza imram also had some solid information against MQM, which he never proved in any court, I dont know why he is quiet now…?

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  • Razi
    Sep 2, 2011 - 7:26AM

    With so much venom being spewed from all sides is this the making of another East Pakistan? Looks like no one learnt from history.

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  • My Name is Khan
    Sep 2, 2011 - 8:05AM

    What a joke Mr. Mirza is. I’m not a MQM or PPP supporter but Mirza needs to share his evidence publicly. This whole “trial by trusting whatever I say because I put my hand on a dictionary but swore on my religion” thing doesn’t fly.

    @ Basit Khan – no, Hassan is just a sane Pakistani wondering why we are so attracted to demogagoues like Mirza.

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 8:37AM

    @WHS: Well said, extremely well said. His wealth is piled up for himself and to fight a war against Muttaheda. But he won’t spend for the flood ravaged constituency that elected him. That is all his education has taught him. It’s people like him that are ruining Pakistan. Nice way to waste time, energy and money. Salams to all Peaceful citizens.

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  • Seher Siddiqui
    Sep 2, 2011 - 8:37AM

    Not the whole truth. Mirza is a simple man and he did admit that he passed MBBS by cheating.He is a courageous person. One day he will also tell how he makes money and who owns MIRZA Sugar and how the loans Mirza Sugar amounting to 87 crores were written off. Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 9:17AM

    @Waleed:
    Ahhhh… Never… It’s just for media consumption

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  • Ali Jokio
    Sep 2, 2011 - 10:20AM

    Just wondering where is MQM leadership since past 5 odd days.Only Mr Faisal Subzwari come on TV press conference…no senior leader was present.very odd…
    And where is Mr Altaf Hussain. Which hospital in London……..

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 10:38AM

    @Basit Khan: I have absolutely no desire to support one or another since it doesn’t even really have any influence in my own day to day and I agree with him. I even have a little bit of a negative view towards MQM. A couple of his claims are believable. But, they get offset by the ones that reach a little too far into the imagination and said with a straight face. Those ones are pretty obvious, unlike the plausible ones where until his apparent evidence shows are best looked at very skeptically in combination of the unrealistic ones. If he never spoke those ones and kept to the ones a little more on the sane side, his supporters would multiply by a very large amount.

    The only thing making him seem believable to many is because of him holding the book while saying it, which automatically makes it true since he is seen as a certain Muslim and the implications of him lying while doing that are unthinkable to the devout(most Pakistanis). However, there’s a way for him to do that equipped with unrealistic accusations and still not be subject to the punishment of doing so.

    It’s not a lie to the speaker if they truly believe what they are saying, regardless of it actually being that way. It doesn’t even have to be possible in any way, shape or form. Hence, the mental health concerns.

    His problem is that he doesn’t know when to quit. He always starts off well but drags it out into the absurd, completely destroying the part that was promising. While he’s giving speeches people should install an alarm that goes off after x minutes reminding him to shutup and breathe and be the first politician who has intermissions in the middle of his speeches to get himself back on the right path before picking up again.

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  • Fahad Raza
    Sep 2, 2011 - 11:31AM

    Looks like he’s taking a shot at three birds at a time…
    1. His own popularity ratings
    2. Ethnic disturbance
    3. Trying to win back sindhi political parties support which ppp is loosing by the day… Don’t know why news media is taking this nutcase so seriously…o yeah sensationalism…pathetic.!!

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  • Anas
    Sep 2, 2011 - 11:42AM

    Those who are interested to view the proofs ZM so excitedly talked about, visit this website: http://www.terroristleaks.com.

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  • Salman Oranigwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 11:46AM

    My Sindhi brothers are so naive to understand that Badin has already going to become an Atlantis ( not those of Donald Trump ) and Mr.Mirza is preparing for another sinister but futile move to engage MQM and the Urdu speaking people .

    What an irony !

    Shouldn,t he be in Badin right now ?

    These hate mongering is jsut to distract the poor voters from the real issues .
    Since he has delivered naught to his voters during his tenure and it was time to go back to them empty handed , what better could have been then to divert there attenion to
    someone else , to start with MQM ( previuosly as per these Waderas , Punjab was the root of all ills ).

    If you Mirza supporters are so brave , do dare to inquire after the source of his income ,
    about his sugar mill empire , about his written off loan , about his million rupee abode in defence Karachi , while you are as you were and how he affords a posse of 4 dozen bodyguards with the the latest gadgets , logistics and sophticated weapons , about his issunace of 0.3 m arm licenses , his appointing of 10,000 police out of merit and God knows what else yet to come .

    Poor Sindhis have been voting these people to power for the last sixty years , look what they did for you and when the time comes to answer , these morons point the fingure to someone for all your ills . First it was Punjab now MQM . Pathetic indeed .

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  • Uncle Sam
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:09PM

    @Basit Khan:
    Are you Taliban terrorist by any chance?

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  • Basit Khan
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:36PM

    Mark H, Got it.

    My name is Khan, People are attracted to him, because he has spoken on national media, what everyone knows is truth but no one had dared before.
    Which evidences do you need by the way ? Here is a link to the reports he alluded to in his press conference. http://www.terroristleaks.com/

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  • Saad Durrani
    Sep 2, 2011 - 1:31PM

    So. Guess who was the first person who asked Asif Ali Zardari – “bff” for Mirza – for the presidency? Altaf.

    Not that I fully endorse any side, but Mirza needs to check his water supply. He is getting delusional by the moment.

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  • haseeb uddin
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:09PM

    mirza bhaii, ur days are over, please go and serve your flood-ridden constituents….Recommend

  • bilu
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:16PM

    i dnt know who is rite??? but the end of movie who’s name is PAKISTAN is started!! pak is gng to destroy by its own people!!!! THE END

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  • Mahmood
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:21PM

    Loyalty for Zardari – and therein lies your lack of credibility, Mr. Mirza

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 2:24PM

    Loved how media swallowed references of Rehman Malik being a pawn of US.

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  • Anwar
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:54PM

    ZM is probably Sindh Card of Zardari. His actual agenda is still unclear. If he is out to tear down MQM he can’t because no movement can be curbed by direct attacks. Ultimately they will be benefitted if they keep their patience. On the other hand ZM is like a suicide bomber. Only time will tell if he has blasted himself out and PPP can cash his suicidal mission or MQM gets a dent which I very much doubt. Polarization created by this suicide bombing can seriously jeoperdize social harmoney in rural and urban Sindh.

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  • syed kashif Hassnain rizvi
    Sep 2, 2011 - 3:21PM

    he should tell the truth, we are waiting for next info bomb. if someone is speaking truth then we all muslims should support him.

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  • Salman Oranigwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 3:38PM

    Hellooooooooooooooo ………..yooooooooo hooooooooooo ……knock knock ……..Mirza Saeen , are you there ………?

    The news headlines of today ……80% of the “Kapas ” of Sindh ahs been destroyed due to rain …..20 people died as roofs and walls collapsed ………….

    Shouldn’t you be the one to wage war agaisnt this natural calamity and help the people when they need you ?

    This bares all…………………….

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  • Sanaullah
    Sep 2, 2011 - 3:49PM

    I suggest Express Tribune to put a Tab labelled “Mirza Leaks” on their website coz Mirza is going to leak the 90% remaining info about MQM in installments…

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  • Hairaan
    Sep 2, 2011 - 3:52PM

    Leave everything aside. What explanations MQM have to ZM’s allegations? We are desperate to exonerate MQM. Time and people’s patience is running out fast.

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  • Chengez K
    Sep 2, 2011 - 4:33PM

    @Moise:

    Oh so he is not pawn of U.S!!!

    How awful…..

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  • Salman Oranigwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 4:55PM

    And when would Mr.Mirza declare war on his “ladlaas” of Lyari who burnt Paksitani flags on the 14th of August :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_MJOzxuPI

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  • Dur Muhammad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Whole the world solute Zulfiqar .
    His popularity Sky rocketing east to west . this is truth for humanity cause,
    Real sward for jahad. No one can hide a truth for ever. It come out by nature.
    God help those …how help themselves.

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  • A.Khan
    Sep 2, 2011 - 6:10PM

    what is his job responsibilties exactly? to criticise other people and parties. Has he done any practical things if he is loyal to the country? I dont think so…what are his plans to develop sind and karachi…he never talked about it. Not a single parameter he has mentioned to progress!!! this seems the classic early 90’s politics

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  • A.Rehman
    Sep 2, 2011 - 6:18PM

    So ZM is out with full force to burn & destroy the Karachi, the Mini Pakistan. Very, very dangerous mentality/plan. His body language & voice tone indicating that some very powerful anti Pakistan elements/forces are supporting the ZM. God bless Karachi & Pakistan.

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  • A.Rehman
    Sep 2, 2011 - 6:42PM

    The People of interior Sindh, who are in big trouble due to rain/flood calling their hero ZM for help, who has been like zero for them to help. I request all Pakistanis to get united for the help of flood affected areas in Pakistan.**Recommend

  • Talha
    Sep 2, 2011 - 7:04PM

    Hero, a true son of the soiled

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  • Sep 2, 2011 - 8:40PM

    While talking to media in Badin, Mirza said that he had revealed only 10 per cent of the information against MQM and the rest is yet to be
    revealed

    Mirza sitll in his action,
    he has leaked 10 percent secrecy and remained 90 percent,
    more remained is to be revealed.

    It mean there are untold stories in the script
    and many parts of going on drama has to be played.

    Every person, having political brain and interesting
    in politics have seen murders of large number of innocent people,
    question before us is that who is responsible for that it apparent
    there is three main parties and partner of coalition also,why he is targeting
    MQM alone,why he has acquitted ANP from all the charges, that is question
    and very important in natture, ,hope he would not reply of the question,but
    remember reality always reality you can not keep it behind the wall.

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  • dr zakir hussain soomro
    Sep 2, 2011 - 9:03PM

    if some one swear on
    holy quran it sufficient for his truthfulness,?
    taking support of
    GLORIOUS QURAN IS NOT EVEN SUFFICIENT,
    it my opinoin any thing can be happened in war and politics.

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  • Salman Oranigwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 9:35PM

    @Hairaan , please donot get parishan .

    If you are in such a hurry , ask the election comission to conduct the election now .

    You will get the answer .MQM will sweep again InshaAllah .

    And pls donot come up with that “conspiracy-election-theory” once again like JI always does from time even the world forgot .

    Ooooops , you are from JI . Gotcha’ !

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  • Karachiwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 10:29PM

    Now he has implicated army in the game and as per him zardari told him of army’s backing of MQM. So guys should we drag the amy chief and DG ISI to explain their position?

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  • Ali
    Sep 2, 2011 - 10:33PM

    i think mirza is a lier and he wants to destroy pakistan not only karachi.

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 2, 2011 - 10:48PM

    Mirza has everything man can desire in his life, a good family, money and respect and name recognition now if he wants to put all of this online and tell the truth about may be only 20% then what is wrong with it. Why is everyone shooting the messenger. How can any one from any community accept what is happening in Karachi is normal.
    What he says is nothing new. Everyone in Karachi knows what the truth is and what has happened to the ‘jewel’ of Pakistan.
    The day is not far behind when the rest of the industry will pack up and there will not be any one left behind to collect the dues so desperately need to support decadent life styles of certain leaders.
    Anyone who has betrayed Pakistan has paid price in this life so will the rest —not in hereafter but here and now Recommend

  • asma [email protected]
    Sep 2, 2011 - 11:28PM

    This nation is most unsatisfying and most ungrateful. Why? Because when someone says the truth they do not believe though they complain that nobody is saying the truth, when somebody resigns on principles they do not acknowledge but are always complaining as to why do the ministers not resign when they should!!!!! :(

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  • Tahir Amjad
    Sep 3, 2011 - 12:15AM

    Mr.chiefe Justice of pakistan,ISI chirfe,COAS,and all concerned security heads ………please investigate ,where the missing nato containers have gone,and what was there in those containers.

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  • Faisal
    Sep 3, 2011 - 12:37AM

    Mirza is either very smart or an idiot… next few days shall help in determining exactly that. Vowing on the heads of his kids or holding Quran while talking doesn’t improve his credibility by an iota, he is a politician…. again, either very smart or an idiot.

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  • Sep 3, 2011 - 1:34AM

    strong text only people of Pakistan will become the victim of this war no extra result

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  • Aadersh
    Sep 3, 2011 - 1:50AM

    Pakistan wants MQM to answer about the letter written to T.Blair & other allegations put forward by ZM…CJ & President should take notice & CJ particularly should ask MQM to defend themselves in court…We want the truth to b revealed before any other heart attack to Altaf…

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  • Sep 3, 2011 - 2:10AM

    @Hasan Viqar:
    hayi mind your language, you are blaming to whom, who has spoken nothing but true. if you are the supporter of the mqm. tell to your leaders take the quran e pak in their hands and face the situation and expose the truth among the people. it should not be digested if you are using this abusive language to dr.mirza. if you have any misconception, and want to argue with me.
    this is my email: [email protected]

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  • Ishrat Salim
    Sep 3, 2011 - 2:38PM

    Mr Mirza…pls serve yr floodridden constituency – Badin….when u claim that u retired & resigned to serve yr people of Sind…..?? where these not yr very basic responsibility to serve yr people in the first place ??…..why today suddenly wokeup to the idea of serving yr people….yet as of TODAY u hv not visited yr own flooded Badin…..??

    Why all these accusations being floated now ??…why not 3.5 years back…?? the step u took now shud hv been taken when u where a minister…why u did not take this stand then…??Recommend

  • Sep 3, 2011 - 3:33PM

    Destruction of Mirza’s constituency is a clear message of God is with MQM and Mirza’s should better take care of Badin before it sinks. So many Mirza’s popped up and disappeared but they couldn’t damage an inch of MQM. Recommend

  • sam
    Sep 4, 2011 - 4:11AM

    @Ishrat Salim … dude ru on drugs ? he did this press conference while being in Badin.

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  • Saeeduddin
    Sep 4, 2011 - 9:38PM

    @Arif:
    @Jeans:
    Don’t forget Nawaz Sharif and PPPP have already tried their best with the support of Pak Army to malign MQM, but everybody knows what was the result – JUST NEGATIVE ^ SHAMFUL.
    authorities offerred appoligies and categorically denied any involvement of MQM in any torture cells or Jinnahpur fraud. Why our memory is so weak .
    Have sense be serious think and analyse again and again how MQM was formed and who formed MQM . None else, but a group of loyal and sincere Students and started from Karachi University. Altaf Hussain who belonged to a respectable family in Karachi keep on struglling via his Honda 50 Motorbike. MQM was thus formed by middle class students.
    Jamaat Islami was their first and last rival in Karachi as they overthrough their politics in Karachi and captured more and more seats in Karachi ^ Hyderabad.
    How other political parties would allow middle class students to succeed in politics in Pakistan and all is being done to finish mqm politics as they are succeeding to enter into other provinces and time is not far, I believe, when mqm the only middle class party, who undoubtedly helping all peoples without any caste and creed, shall be the biggest political party in Pakistan. Stop propagandas and brutal action against them immediately please. MQM is hope for poors and middle class as they have taken so may to national and provincial assemblies.

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  • faraz rehman
    Sep 5, 2011 - 4:25PM

    Mr mirza why dont you go to court ? where cjp is waiting for you !

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  • aleem
    Sep 6, 2011 - 7:47PM

    What ever comments passed by Dr Mirza looks true and what he said by taking Quran. Recommend

  • Ahsan Rizvi
    Sep 17, 2011 - 3:54PM

    The way he has conducted himself against mqm shows his bias attitude. if he really thinks that he is speaking the truth than why has he confined himself only to the extent of MQM. He should hold the HOLY QURAN and tell the truth about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Murtaza Bhutto.

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