The stranded Pakistanis have been living a poverty - stricken life since 1971 in Bangladeshi camps. Their only crime is that they believed in patriotism and they still want to return to their own country, Pakistan. It is regrettable that successive governments did not pay attention to this humanitarian and national problem. Some political leaders exploited the situation for their political gains and had no real interest in solving the problem of repatriation. In fact, those who oppose the repatriation of stranded Pakistanis actually oppose the Two Nation Theory which was the basis for the division of India and creation of Pakistan. MQM’ s point of view is that the stranded people in Bangladesh are patriotic Pakistanis and should be brought back home, forthwith.

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