Anti Pakistan Statement by Altaf Hussain on ISI duringvisit to India
by Arun RajnathNovember 7, 2004
Altaf Hussain Says Idea of Pakistan Was Dead at Its Inception
Leader of the Sindh-based political party MQM, Mr Altaf Hussain stunned his audienceat an international conference on Friday declaring that the "idea of Pakistan was dead atits inception. "The NDTV quoted him as saying: "The division of the subcontinent was the biggestblunder...it was not the division of land, it was the division of blood. "He wants India to open its doors to every Mohajir, the Muslim refugees who went toPakistan after the partition. "I appeal to the politicians here to forgive the people who leftand let them return, " said Hussain.Talking about Pakistan, Hussain said: "The scenario is so depressing that leadership ofthe day openly admits that the country would fall apart if the army did not run its affairs.What does it tell you? To me it signifies a telling blow to the very idea of Pakistan, ahomeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent, and the two-nation theory, whichcontinues to wreck untold miseries on the people of this region for the past five decades."Muslims are fighting and killing each other on the basis of tribal and linguistic affinity,sectarian strife is worse than ever before. Mosques and madrassas are but flourishingbusinesses. The less educated the Pesh Imam, the more popular and affluent he is likelyto be. The advocates of Jihad, a medieval concept to tame the infidel, are wantonly killingfollowers of the faith as they visit places of worship."Perhaps the idea of Pakistan was dead at its inception, when the majority of Muslimschose to stay back after partition, a truism reiterated in the creation of Bangladesh in1971. If you need further evidence, look at the plight of 300,000 stranded Pakistanis inBangladesh for three decades in their passage to the chosen land. Unwanted by bothBangladesh and Pakistan, led by an unknown destiny, " he said.