Pak|Cast vol. 3, no. 14: The Role of the MQM

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Pak|Cast's coverage of the judicial crisis in Pakistan, and the ensuing carnage in Karachi, prompted passionate responses from listeners. Keeping with our custom, Pak|Cast opened up the debate to welcome all views. Listen to a lively discussion between Shahab Ahmed, representing an MQM supporter's view of the Karachi bloodshed, with Pak|Cast panel of Nasir Aziz, Ethan Casey, and Asad Faizi. The discussions touches on important points about ethnic politics in Karachi and the MQM's role in Karachi and Pakistani politics over the last 20 years. Has the MQM promoted the cause of the Muhajir community in Karachi, or did it hurt their cause? Is Karachi better off after 20 years of MQM leadership? What roles did the MQM and opposition parties play in the May 12 political violence?

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