Karachi Op to gain momentum

(By Abdul Manan) Top civil and military leaders have decided to speed up the surgical operation in Karachi which has apparently slowed down in recent weeks. Moreover, they fine-tuned the agenda of army chief General Raheel Sharif’s upcoming crucial visit to the United States.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on security on . . . → Read More: Karachi Op to gain momentum

MQM Chief still banned from making speeches – SC

(By Sohail Khan) Justice Qazi Faiz Isa says nobody can be deprived of freedom of expression if made in a right manner; if someone makes speeches against the State, it’s govt’s responsibility to take notice.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the decision of Lahore High Court (LHC) restricting the media from broadcasting or publishing . . . → Read More: MQM Chief still banned from making speeches – SC

The bumpy path of war against terror

(By Asif Haroon Raja) By the time PPP regime took over in March 2008 Fazlullah had created a state within state in Swat and adjoining districts. Former President Zardari and PM Gilani were forced to order a big operation in Swat in April 2009 after Fazlullah broke the peace deal signed two months earlier and . . . → Read More: The bumpy path of war against terror

Imran Farooq was killed by MQM worker Mohsin Ali

(By Mian Abrar) Identifies himself as activist of MQM student arm APMSO, says he also used to work in Com-net, company of Moazzam Ali, who arranged travel documents for him and co-accused Kashif for London trip

Sources say Scotland Yard officials will complete investigation and meet members of JIT and Interior Ministry officials this week.

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Altaf against all odds

A strange spectacle has unfolded. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with its high and mighty political clout seems to be waning at a daunting pace.

13 July, 2015: Shortly after Altaf Hussein’s fiery speech heavily critical of the Army, Rangers and Security forces and the current operation being . . . → Read More: Altaf against all odds

The Political Muddle

The flexibility in the operations of democracy has engulfed a strain in Pakistan. It hasn’t been long since democratic forces barged in with the right to represent and serve people. However, the political institutions have unfolded resoluteness in doling out the services they guarantee constitutionally. The Zardaris and Altaf Hussain have come out . . . → Read More: The Political Muddle

People deserve democracy not the politicians

(BY ARIF NIZAMI) “Democracy is the best revenge” — famous words of shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the builder of the PPP post judicial murder of her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The founder of the PPP was ousted by his wily army chief General Zia-ul-Haq exactly 38 years ago on 5 July 1977.

Apart from suffering Zia’s . . . → Read More: People deserve democracy not the politicians

Pakistan’s major political party exposed as anti-state

Officials in Pakistan’s MQM party have told the UK authorities they received Indian government funds, the BBC learnt from an authoritative Pakistani source.

UK authorities investigating the MQM for alleged money laundering also found a list of weapons in an MQM property.

A Pakistani official has told the BBC that India has trained hundreds . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s major political party exposed as anti-state

Dealing with MQM in UK

As the recent arrest of Mohammed Anwar in relation to money laundering shows, there is little sign of the pressure on the MQM letting up. And money laundering is just one of the issues the party has to worry about. The Pakistani authorities are more interested in the question of whether Altaf Hussain is using . . . → Read More: Dealing with MQM in UK

Altaf Hussain living on a prayer

(By FAROOQ SHAH) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain is at a central London police station. Altaf left his home in northwest London earlier accompanied by MQM leaders Babar Ghauri and Farooq Sattar, and his legal team, to visit the police station on Tuesday at 10:00am London time in relation to a money laundering . . . → Read More: Altaf Hussain living on a prayer