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    Altaf marries the next MQM chairperson?

    Salman Hussein
    says the MQM is trying to give political dimension to its supremo's
    marrige

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    The surprise wedding of MQM's self-exiled supremo, Altaf Hussein, with
    Faiza Gabol, a cousin of former Sindh Assembly speaker, Nabil Gabol, has
    generated almost as much interest in Karachi as did Ms Benazir Bhutto's
    1987 marriage with Asif Zardari in Sindh.

    Observers also find the marriage politically significant and some have
    already tipped Faiza as the next chairperson of Mutahidda Qaumi
    Movement. "I can become a bridge between the Mohajirs and the Sindhis,"
    Faiza told a cheering crowd on the telephone. The crowd had gathered at
    Nine-Zero, Altaf's house in Karachi, to hear their exiled leader and his
    new bride.

    Sources say since the murder of Azeem Tariq, the MQM chairman, Altaf
    Hussain has not been able to nominate his successor. Even Dr Imran
    Farooq, the party's secretary general, who remained underground for over
    five years before surfacing about two years back, has not been elevated
    to that slot. The vice-chairman, Saleem Shehzad, too, has little chance
    of returning to Pakistan and could not be named as the slain Tariq's
    replacement.

    However, there are other senior leaders like Aftab Sheikh and former
    senator Nasreen Jalil who could be elevated to this slot. Observers
    disagree on the reaction of the rank and file to a possible nomination
    of Faiza as the party's chairperson. While some say that the cadres
    would accept it, others point to the fact that Faiza may not be
    acceptable to an ethnic party.

    Interestingly, while Faiza's surname makes her out to be a Sindhi
    Baloch, in reality she is neither. Her parents are Punjabi Maliks and
    originally belong to Sahiwal in central Punjab. Her father, Malik Faisal
    has been an MQM worker and runs a construction business. There is a
    marital connection between the Gabols and Faiza's family and her
    maternal grandmother was a Gabol.

    Independent observers believe that the political twist that is being
    given to the marriage is an after-thought. It was a normal wedding but
    then someone thought of making political capital out of it, they say.

    According to exclusive information available to TFT Altaf Hussain first
    took the decision to marry Faiza in 1996 during the PPP government.
    However, the matter was postponed because of the murder of Altaf's
    brother. The moving spirit behind the decision was Altaf's
    sister-in-law. She thought that he should get married and lead the
    movement. The issue had to be postponed again following the killings of
    many MQM militants during the operation against the party. The matter
    was taken up again after the February 1997 elections and went on until
    the murder of Hakim Said when it had to be postponed yet again because
    of the political turn of the events. The MQM broke away from its
    alliance with the PML and the Jatoi government nearly fell because of
    that.

    Then came the military coup in October 1999. "It has been one thing
    after another," says an insider. Finally it seems that Altaf, 48,
    decided to go ahead and marry the 28-year-old Faiza. At that moment, it
    appears, it was also decided to give the whole affair a political
    dimension. However, from the way the new bride spoke to the MQM workers,
    it seems she has taken to the world of politics like a duck to water.

    To her advantage, the Gabols seem to accept her. "She is among the Gabol
    family and this is a fact," said former speaker of the Sindh Assembly,
    Nabil Gabol, while talking to TFT. "She is my cousin and it would be
    naive to disown that fact," he said. Some observers say Faiza looks all
    set to play a role in politics and may even attract a good audience in
    the interior of Sindh, particularly among Sindhi or non-Mohajir
    communities.

    There are also reports that she is expected to be in Karachi at the time
    of the municipal elections in urban Sindh and would be accorded a
    welcome similar to what would have been given to Altaf Hussain. The MQM
    is planning to gather a million people to receive her and also use the
    occasion for a show of strength by taking over the city.

    TFT has learnt that the news surprised the various intelligence
    agencies, which are now busy collecting details and trying to find out
    the people behind the move. In this regard the name of writer Fatima
    Surraya Bajia's family has also reportedly emerged. Others instrumental
    in facilitating the marriage include the MQM's old advisor, Ahmed
    Maqsood Hameedi and former finance advisor, Sardar Ahmed.

    The way the wedding was kept secret also shows that the MQM's
    organisational strength and the ability to keep things under wraps is
    still intact. Until the performing of the nikah ceremony, the news was
    not leaked from the party headquarters in London. In the past, the MQM
    has shown how secretive the party can be. This was proved when Dr Imran
    Farooq emerged from hiding after six years.

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    When was i for real?
    I am myself a dream
    I always see you
    watching me tenderly

    #2
    Indira Gandhi allowed sanjay Gandhi to marry Meneka Gandhi b/c she was from sikh /punjabi race & army is dominanated atleast inhigher echeleon by them in70sArmy was the only fear of Gandhi though unfounded in a country like India where NO BODY IS INCINTROLlol he he he

    Houe of sauds managed to consiolidate power whole of Arabia peninsula by marrying rival kingdoms.

    Akbar wisely married into the ony challenger to his miuliutary Rajout ,by marrying Jodha Bai

    Looks klike it Works!!!!!

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    "jo kHat main kahte they apni jaan mujhko
    aaj kHat likhne main unki jaan jaati hai .....

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      #3
      Someone is too keen on Altaf Hussain ? Array bhai, is ka khulasa kiya hai?

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        #4

        Who is Altaf Hussian?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Insaaniat:

          Who is Altaf Hussian?
          Insaaniat,

          He is leader of Mohajir in Pakistan consisting of 20 -25 millions Indian Muslims who had to leave India for 'shelter' refuge >refugee>Mohajir (arabic)in Pakistan after partition of India dileaneted by British Surveyor Radcliff under Mt.Batten last Viceroy of British India & later appointed by India Gov.General of India for about First 6 months of post independent Bharat (india minus Pakistan)

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            #6
            Re: Altaf Marries The Next MQM ChairWoman??

            any one knows the where about of faiza gabool ?

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              #7
              Re: Altaf Marries The Next MQM ChairWoman??

              Originally posted by Azad Munna View Post
              Insaaniat,

              He is leader of Mohajir in Pakistan consisting of 20 -25 millions Indian Muslims who had to leave India for 'shelter' refuge >refugee>Mohajir (arabic)in Pakistan after partition of India dileaneted by British Surveyor Radcliff under Mt.Batten last Viceroy of British India & later appointed by India Gov.General of India for about First 6 months of post independent Bharat (india minus Pakistan)
              I object this post , It is not fair to use these words for the most learned and most honorable Urdu speaking Pakistanis . This was your establishment which promoted this cheap Altaf and also promoted ethnic hating in Karachi and Sindh to weaken PPP and JI .

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                #8
                Re: Altaf Marries The Next MQM ChairWoman??

                A thread from 16th Feb, 2001?

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