Resilient political party – survived most attempts to break it up
Best representation of the middle class – strong middle class appeal
Extremely loyal members
Came out of shadows of Altaf Hussain, generally considered impossible
Strong hold in major urban areas of Sind
Well organized/ disciplined
Change image to a productive party with broader and national outlook
Take ownership of Urban cities of Sind and work for their betterment
Reach out to other ethnic groups and work with them
Mobilize disciplined supporters to work for the community at large.
Turn Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities of Sind into exemplary cities
Narrow perspective/ objectives
Too much effort to defend Altaf Hussain
Very active militant group
Considered anti establishment
Involved in killings
No real message for masses, except protection of Muhajir’s rights
Only urban appeal in some cities of Sind
In group fighting and continued killings of each other
Cornered further, if overall security situation does not improve in Karachi, as MQM is considered to be one of the parties harboring criminals
Corruption of top party leaders could create some leadership vacuum causing split and in fighting
MQM is the most resilient party in Pakistan. It has survived the most attempt to break it up. Being united and very disciplined in furthering its cause, MQM can contribute a lot for the development of Karachi and Sind. It needs a broader perspective and mission. MQM has no real threats and is a likely a long term survivor. It will remain strong in Karachi and Urban areas of Sind, but will struggle to gain country wide acceptance because of its ethnic appeal.
In the next election, MQM is likely to maintain its part position in the Center and in Sind.