The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) is running out of options to pre-empt the proposed delimitations in Karachi, as it shunned rather challenging the Supreme Court verdict on the subject and instead chose to fight it out publicly. MQM as a major party of Sindh never wanted delimitations in Karachi, because this would not favour them. These delimitations were initially and made on vernacular bases and now the Supreme Court wants these on demarcated bases.

So when the divisions will be made obviously they will eventually affect the MQM’s role in the areas, as majority of the voters will change from Urdu speaking to Sindhi or other sections. So these delimitations should be made because the act of delimitations which, in essence, is meant to create equality in the constituencies without any gerrymandering, which is necessary before elections so that whichever party is actually holding power in Karachi comes to the forefront.


Lahore, January 5.