KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has rescheduled its planned referendum from November 8 as the date clashes with the country’s most prominent arms fair. The MQM had announced a countrywide referendum for public opinion on a question – whether people would like to live in a Pakistan run by the Taliban or the one that the Quaid-e-Azam envisioned. The party has decided to reschedule the referendum to November 14 after the Rangers Karachi director-general spoke to the Sindh governor about it. The party decided that the referendum had to be rescheduled for the sake of “national interest”.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2012.