We will come back to this question in a minute.
You must have listened Altaf Hussian’s speeches where he claimed he is against feudal system and like to eliminate jageerdari and wadaira system. Then you have seen he has always collaborated with PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party). Contradiction in words and actions. New generation of his voters are watching this indifference in MQM’s stance .
Now all the political parties of Pakistan have clearly been split into two blocks. Those who want to keep the status quo (supporting Nawas Sharif) and the ones who want fundamental changes for the benefit of people (Imran Khan and PTI) Dr. Qadri can also be classified into the second category. Though PAT (Pakistan Awami Party) don’t have political presence in the parliament but their demands are essentially the same as of PTI. MQM has supported the Nawaz Sharif. New generation of Urdu speaking voters believes PMLN has made their life more miserable than what it was 5 years ago during PPP’s tenure.
Altaf Hussain and MQM know PTI is a threat to them in their strong hold city of Karachi. Though there is no difference between demands of Imran Khan and Dr. Qadri but Altaf Hussain said he support Dr. Qadri. Simply because PAT is not a threat to MQM. On the other hand he ridiculed Imran Khan. Altaf Hussain sent biryani, water and medicines to Lahore to Minhaqul Quran’s headquarter.
Why Altaf Hussain did that.
There were political motives behind those action. One, he hopes Dr. Qadri will ask his supporters to vote for MQM’s candidates in Punjab. Or, even if he did not endorse, at least his supporters will remember Altaf Hussain and his biryani.
Let us go back again why Altaf Hussain has animosity with Imran Khan. He believes the money laundering case against him in the UK was instigated by Imran Khan. Whether it was Imran Khan or not Metropolitan Police in the UK does not touch anyone unless they have some credible information. If Altaf Hussain or MQM is not involved in money laundering then nobody can do anything against them.