I have seldom seen or heard a worthy discussion where the intellectuals do not mourn about ‘What has gone wrong with Karachi (or the entire Sindh for that matter)?
It hurts me to note that ‘the very obvious’ has either ‘not’ been noted or has simply been neglected. Most of the respected scholars wonder aloud and keep wondering that despite being one country and one nation, why are we so divided and on crossroads?
In 1973, Sindh-urban was represented in the Assemblies solely by the “Islamists”, and M.Q.M or PPI did not even exist. It was at this point in time when the hatred and divide was constitutionally sown in.
Thanks to the constitution of 1973 the malignancy of ‘constitutional divide of Sindh was promulgated in the form five types of domicile in four provinces.
There is one Domicile in Punjab, one in Balochistan , one in Khayber Pukhtoonkhwa but two in Sindh (urban and rural both). This constitutional divide in addition to the famous language bill of Sindh assembly furnished the final-stroke to the burning iron.
The populace of Sindh-urban was the only one that sent Islamists to the Parliaments in the whole of Pakistan since 1947 to 1987 — Dr. Nazeer Shaheed being the only exception.
Warna ummat tere mehboob ki deewani thi, as Dr. Iqbal put forth in Shikwah)
The fact that these hateful acts cannot be undone without the mandatory 2/3rd majority is something like the proverbial rotten carcass in the drinking water well. Do all that you can but the water will not be potable till the source is removed & treated by an appropriated remedy (Medicinal or Surgical)!