Muttahida's main purpose to reinitiate organisational activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) is to mitigate it's alleged disliking with Pakhtun community, but this step could further aggravate differences with ANP, which are having sufficient majority in the province. "MQM has reinitiated organisational work in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as quite recently political activities in over 20 districts of KPK have been started with full pace," said an MQM senior CEC member Zahid Malik while talking to TheNation. He said MQM in its series of public meetings would touch different other areas of KPK to tone down the party's unfriendly image against Pakhtuns. "MQM will continue its organisation work in this province with full pace, as more public meetings will be held in the coming days," said MQM leader.
It is relevant to mention here that both the PPP's coalition partners have also divergence of opinion on the formation of Hazara province, recently introduced bill about 25 per cent increase in pension of widows of judges and some other matters.
Sources said MQM is all set to press PPP for including Hazara in the formation of two provinces, as recently President Asif Ali Zardari wrote a letter to Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza, asking her to form a 14-member commission to submit recommendations for the creation of new province of South Punjab and revival of provincial status of Bahawalpur.
MQM legislators, on the floor of the house, had also demanded to seriously contemplate on Hazara in the commission, which is still to be formed. On the other hand, ANP had very clearly termed the MQM members voice for Hazara province a mere political gimmick.
The reference sent by President Asif Ali Zardari to the Speaker National Assembly says that the commission, which will have six senators, six MNAs and two members from the Punjab Assembly (PA), will look into issues relating to the creation of the Multan and Bahawalpur provinces in Punjab and initiate the process of amendments in the Constitution for the purpose.
Political pundits also assumed that MQM has restarted its political activities in KPK observing law and order situation in Karachi where blame game on its peak regarding killing incidents in different areas of the city.