Karachi needs to be managed and governed in the style of any modern megapolis , not as an area gang fiefdom. The sad part is that the co-chairman of the PPP despite his claim to be a businessman of sorts(it is another matter that we never heard of his businesses before Benazir Bhutto came to power) fails to understand the politics of governance in Karachi. The other questionable reason of his keeping the interior minister Sindh with such an obvious friction with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's leaders and causing major friction with the largest mandated vote bank in Karachi is not known and understood. Why despite repeated statements that flare-up tensions between the two opposing parties and the insistent by the incumbant co-chairman on politics of reconciliation, the interior minister of Sindh is not bieng replaced. It seems obvious now that the politics of PPP in Sindh is a politics of turf wars or so they think and a politics of revenge. By removing the local government and replacimg it with administrators the PPP, thought they would gain control. This is not so. This is not to their advantage as in all other cities and villages except Karachi, Hyderabad and some parts of Sukkur the majoritty is PPP mandate. Karachi mandate for MQM cannot be changed at least not in near future as is evident from the fact that PPP has done nothing to increase its vote in the middle class population of Karachi and stays at the three areas which it represents for the last 30 years. In Sindh PPP is behaving as an ethnic party. This has been evident from the statements made by the Sindh interior minister in Lyari while standing on stage with noted criminals and threatening the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, an overwhelmingly Punjabi party, not to leave one office of this party in the entire Sindh from Karachi to Kashmore, from Bhaan to Tharparkar, implying destroying violently their offices.This is evident from the fact that in his recent statement he has accepted bieng a criminal if Peoples Aman Committee are criminals and declaring this controversial organization with a criminal past and record as a part of Pakistan Peoples Party.
If this is the way that the party is moving into the very complex, challenging and competitive political, economic,and social future of Pakistan , then I must declare that it surely is the politics of fools. If the PPP leadership is tied by personal loyalties and its second tier leadership which seems to be the entire party after Benazir's death fails to realize that such an important province and such an important city cannot be given in the hands of few uninformed , new politicians destroying its future prospects for a political future, then it is a sad story. Benazir Bhutto would have not sacrificed her life for such a petty cause and such a petty group of people. It seems that the entire future is in the hands of people who for their selfish gains and war lord styles and who have still to answer to Mir Murtaza Bhutto's murder.How sad it will be when in the next election almost half of Sindh will not vote for them and there is a tussle for power in parliament. What will the PPP and its Sindh faction give the answer to its citizens for the lack of justice, failure of law and order and almost no governance and fairplay.
|Young Bilawal Bhutto Zardari faces serious challenges in leadership in Pakistan.|