Author Faysal Aziz

‘Altaf Hussain gets the votes’

You defended the MQM’s case single-handedly after Altaf Hussain’s controversial remarks. What forced you to abandon ship? Firstly, I didn’t defend Altaf Hussain sahib’s controversial and anti-Pakistan statement at any level. I wasn’t present during that particular speech because of professional responsibilities. When I learnt that ARY, SAMAA and Neo channels were attacked, I (initially) […]

By: Faysal Aziz

The Litmus Test

Q:The MQM has dissociated itself from Mr. Altaf Hussain. It condemned his speech, changed the party constitution and expelled four Coordination Committee members for violating discipline. In response, the London Secretariat dissolved the MQM Pakistan’s organisational structure. Yet, your critics believe that all this is aimed at deflecting pressure. Why is there so much distrust […]

By: Faysal Aziz

The MQM in disarray

The hitherto inconceivable has finally come to pass. And the unimaginable has happened. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) stands divided as never before in its more than three-decade long history. The once seemingly impossible task of isolating and alienating the MQM founder, Altaf Hussain, from the rank and file of his party’s organisational structure has […]

By: Faysal Aziz

Year of Resistance

The first small protest outside Karachi Press Club to condemn the government’s crackdown on Axact and the Bol Media Group was staged on the sweltering afternoon of May 27, 2015 . There were just about two dozen journalists in attendance. At the time, none of them could have imagined that this small event was the […]

By: Faysal Aziz