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Title: All Pakistan Muhajir Student Organization ( A p m s o )
Post by: iram on May 05, 2008, 05:13:23 PM
All Pakistan Muhajir Student Organization ( A p m s o )

In the history of not only Pakistan, but the entire Middle East, the All Pakistan Muhajir Student Organization (APMSO) is the only student organization known to have created its mother organization, the Muhajir Qaumi Movement, now called the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).[1]

In 1978, even before the formation of APMSO, Pakistani students were clearly split along ethnicity. In one of Pakistan’s well known universities, Karachi University, there were at least ten different groups of students. This included the Pakhtoon Student Federation, Baloch Student Organization, Punjabi Student Association, Punjabi Medico Organization, Sindhi Medico Organization, Jiye Sindh Student Organization, Sindhi Student Action Committee, Saraiki Student Organization, Kashmiri Student Federation, Baltistani Student Association, and the Islami Jamiyat-e-Talba (its not an ethnic student organization but an ideological one which calls for complete obedience of Allah in all walks of life). Taking this into consideration one can determine that the only group that did not have proper representation was the Muhajir population. Knowing that the Muhajir people needed their own group to voice their needs, a group of Urdu speaking students of Karachi University, led by Altaf Hussain created the APMSO on June 11, 1978.APMSO is often connected with violence of ethnic nature in educational institutes in Pakistan, esp in southern city of karachi, where it is predominantly strong.