Bashir_ANPThe presence of ANP’s leader in the funeral of Manzar Imam astonished everyone present there. News papers and commenters say that Taliban’s brutality has compelled them to come closer because they are target ANP and MQM’s leaders.

ANP’s Sindh chapter General Secretary Bashir Jan expressed his view this way.

We [the ANP and the MQM] are political rivals, but we stand united against extremism and terrorism.

The terrorists are targeting the leaders of both the MQM and the ANP. Our political differences aside, we are with the MQM on this tragic day. We have to realise that we have a common enemy that we need to combat together.

There presence gives me a little hope. They can help bring the violence down in Karachi. News reports indicate that Taliban has completely taken over ANP dominated areas of Karachi.