The brutal murder of PTI’s senior leader in Karachi has created panic in the city. PTI’s chief blames Mr. Hussain for the murder. It is tool early to tell who has killed Zahra Hussain. PTI’s supporters are blaming MQM because he openly threatened them in a speech.
Shahzeb Jillani thinks that arrival of PTI on Karachi’s political landscape has panicked PTI. I agree with him. He wrote:
The arrival of Imran Khan’s PTI party on Karachi’s political landscape is unsettling for the city’s biggest stakeholder, the MQM. PTI’s growing popularity is rooted in young voters, women and the educated middle class. These are more or less the same segments of the electorate MQM claims to have represented for nearly three decades.
I think MQM leaders should try to reorganize their party instead of showing violent reaction at the emergence of PTI in Karachi.
Even if Imran Khan’s PTI does well in Karachi’s re-run of voting, the results won’t change the big picture. However, it will give PTI an influential foothold in Pakistan’s commercial capital, something MQM will see as a major setback.
MQM needs to tread cautiously. International media has also started writing about the party.