Mukka Chowk notified as ‘Shaheed-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan Chowk’
The notification was issued by director administration DMC Karachi Central.
The area is considered stronghold of the Altaf Hussain-led MQM and almost street was festooned with kite [electoral symbol of MQM] and portrait of the party leader until recently when all of those pictures were mysteriously taken down.
Besides, towering posters and banners of the almost sacred Muttahida chief were taken down from almost major points and areas of the port city during the night of August 26. However, who actually did it! No one knew.
Residents of Federal B. Area, North Nazimabad, North Karachi and those living around Nine Zero, Jinnah Ground and Mukka Chowk were surprised to see all the main points of their localities devoid of Hussain’s posters and banners, emblazoned for years.
It all started when violence flared on the roads of Karachi on August 22 after Hussain addressed supporters in the city via telephone call made anti-Pakistan statements and ordered them to attack media houses including ARY News for allegedly not giving due coverage of his workers.
That very speech later led to a political chaos Karachi that went absolutely against his own party for the first time in history.