Inside a three-storey building in Bahadurabad, an upper-middle-class neighbourhood in Karachi, there is a flurry of activities. Footfalls can be heard up and down the staircase. Workers are pouring in and out of rectangular rooms, engaged on their cell phones. It is a nondescript space, small and narrow, in comparison to the daunting structure that was the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) headquarters at Nine Zero in Azizabad. But for now, this will have to do, as a makeshift arrangement to house its workforce.