ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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MQM and Growth of Ethnic Movements in Pakistan

Movements in Pakistan Arif Azad IT is now an undeniable fact that mohajir1 separatism is gathering, force in Pakistan. This is evidenced, on the one hand, by the rising tide of political violence in Karachi, and, on the other, by the Pakistani interior minister, Nasirullah Babar, broaching the issue of extradition of the exiled MQM leader, Altaf Hussain, with the British state minister at the foreign office, Jeremy Hanley, during his recent visit to Pakistan. Predictably these developments have led to a serious analysis of an ethnic movement built around the identity of refugeehood. This article aims to discuss the rise of ethnicity politics, its background and its contextualisation within Pakistani politics.

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