Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad

Altaf Bhai addresses COAS

Monday, February 10, 2014 – Karachi—Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder leader Altaf Hussain while addressing the Chief of the Army Staff General Rahil Shareef said that he was utterly compelled to appeal to him to take notice of violations of human rights by the Pakistan Rangers Sindh so as to free the Mohajirs from the atrocities being . . . → Read More: Altaf Bhai addresses COAS

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BBC’s MQM documentary panics Altaf Bhai

Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday rejected the latest documentary film broadcast by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), insisting the report had distorted facts. Addressing a news conference at party headquarters Nine Zero, Convenor MQM Co-ordination Committee Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi said BBC had levelled allegations against MQM but did not broadcast . . . → Read More: BBC’s MQM documentary panics Altaf Bhai

The Mohajir identity

Back in the mid 1980’s, the MQM surfaced as a movement to safeguard the interests of the Mohajir community making the first signs of ethnic splits in Pakistan’s politics apparent. The term ‘Mohajir’ is used to describe those who migrated to Pakistan in 1947 from different geographical regions, ethnic and linguistic communities of India. The . . . → Read More: The Mohajir identity

Sindh local governance amendment deemed unconstitutional

The Sindh High Court (SHC) Monday ruled all amendments made to the Local Government Ordinance unconstitutional and has ordered that they be withdrawn, DawnNews reported.

A divisional bench of the SHC, headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, declared the local government act as unconstitutional.

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The Nation’s Problems Unite: Muttahida Qaumi Movement ke Muttahida Qaumi Maslay-masaail!!

Despite years of establishment support, the MQM’s shenanigans and tantrums have transformed it into a nation-wide problem, further alienating from the national political mainstream – and it could end up becoming an aberration or political joke if it does not behave like a mature democratic institution

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Achakzai calls Karachi “city of terrorists”

By RAJA ASGHAR

ISLAMABAD: It was like stirring a hornet’s nest that Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai, an ally of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, did in the National Assembly on Wednesday by suggesting a Lebanon-type remedy to Karachi’s violence and to the electoral domination of the city by the Muttahida . . . → Read More: Achakzai calls Karachi “city of terrorists”

Self exiled leaders of Pakistan

By Ghalib Sultan

To give voice to a community is to empower and recognize it as a legit and significant part of the society. To become part of the society it is mandatory to integrate into it in every possible way. Those who represent an individual community within a society must be physically . . . → Read More: Self exiled leaders of Pakistan

Political parties panic as operation in Karachi begins

KARACHI: Police rounded up several suspects, including political activists during a crackdown in different parts of Karachi in the small hours of Thursday.

SSP City Tariq Dharejo said that several suspects were arrested during raids in Kharadar and Meethadar areas. He said that drugs and arms were also seized during the raids.

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