Monday, November 10, 2014

MQM Meeting in Dallas about reorganization of Pakistan

MQM – Muttahida Qaumi Momvement, a grass root organization of the Pakistani people for social justice, equal access and equal opportunity in affairs of the nation had organized a seminar in Carrollton, Texas.  Mr. Junaid Fahmi, Chief organizer for the US gave a talk about the upcoming reorganization of nation based on a combination of factors like demographics, geographic and other criteria.

Here is my observation

Everything in the universe is created with a balance, when that balance is lost; the system struggles to regain it and in the process creates chaos, but will lead to balance again. Social, political and economic structure also needs a balance, if the resources of a nation are doled out disproportionately, demands for correction occurs, in reality the demand is for justice.

The meeting called for 20 states/ districts or whatever. Studies are needed to determine its impact, if this recreates the same structure with favors to a few and injustice to others, it will collapse again.

All the turmoil in the world, no matter where, is always caused by injustice. If nations can think of long terms solutions backed by studies and genuine participation of all its stakeholders, stability of the nation, and thus prosperity is assured in the long haul.

I am glad MQM has taken the initiative to fix the long term problems of the nation. I was rather pleased to hear that the leader Mr. Altaf Hussain wants to see a Pakistan where everyone works together without bias towards any religious group. I would like to know more about this aspect, as this will drag Pakistan forever, if her people are not treated with dignity.

Last night I read the proposal from Hindu Council of Pakistan to commence an interfaith body to be headed by the PM initially. It is a good thing, and should have done that. and I will be happy to be a part of that to get a smooth start. I will write more about it at and Dallas Pakistanis at Indeed, in the last two centuries Lahore held the first interfaith meeting in the world after a lapse of another 200 years. Islam was represented by Mirza Ghulam Ahmed.

Prophet Muhammad did not say in his last sermon, “White Muslims are not superior to black Muslims, Arab Muslims are not Superior to Non-Arab Muslims….and vice versa. Instead, he said, Whites are not superior to black ….nor Arabs are superior to any and vice versa.  Quran, Islam and the Prophet are consistent in sharing the wisdom – that all are equal – Muslim or not.  I wish Pakistan (since it is institutionalized) follow Allah, Quran, Prophet and Islam – and work on removing the discriminatory and oppressive laws of blasphemy, hudood, etc.

I hope the nation consciously tells the beauty of Islam by example in treating all its minorities with fairness and justice and full freedom of speech. If each Pakistani decides, on his or her own, that from this day forward no Pakistani is less than him or her, and that Shia, Sunni, Ahmadiyya, Bohra, Ismaili, Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Parsee, Bahai and others are all equal citizens. That would be a good first step and as a Muslim, I pray for that. Amen!

Mike Ghouse is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on Pluralism at work place, politics, religion, society, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, food and foreign policy. He is commentator on Fox News and syndicated Talk Radio shows and a writer at major news papers including Dallas Morning News and Huffington Post.  All about him is listed in several links at and his writings are at and 10 other blogs. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. 

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