Sindh Assembly’s session on Friday 16th March 2012 was marred by hooliganism of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers who protested over extortion and terrorism. This was followed by a strike call on Saturday throughout Karachi in which business, transport and all petrol pumps were forcibly shut without taking into account the problems of daily wagers who spent a day of hunger. One fails to understand the dynamics of MQM politics. This second largest party of Sindh has never thought of twisting the arm of the government when it comes to skyrocketing prices of petrol, diesel, electricity, gas and other commodities. The party does not bother to protest over deteriorating law and order and the killings of 5 – 7 people in Karachi in a day within a span of few hours. Now the MQM is protesting over extortions and extortionists. This reminds me of the famous idiom “Pot calling the Kettle black”!

M. RAFIQUE ZAKARIA,

Karachi, March 18.