Police recovers 33 minor girls from a house in Karachi

The police on a tip-off conducted a raid on a house in the Liaquatabad area and recovered 33 minor girls. All the girls, aged between 8 and 10, were brought to Karachi from the Bajaur Agency. The girls can only speak Pashtu and cannot speak Urdu, reported private news channels. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governor . . . → Read More: Police recovers 33 minor girls from a house in Karachi

Tharparkar: a case of negligence

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”

The situation in drought-hit Tharparkar is critical; the death toll reached 55 in just 44 days as another child died of malnutrition on Thursday. In the past three years, more than 500 lives have been lost . . . → Read More: Tharparkar: a case of negligence

Expats pelt Bilawal with shoes during speech in London

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday faced the ire of a section of protesters who hurled water bottles, shoes and cans, when he came to address the supporters of Million March in London.

The event was held by Pakistani expatriates to demand a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue . . . → Read More: Expats pelt Bilawal with shoes during speech in London

The decline of Karachi

Clustered diversity

Karachi confuses people – sometimes even those who live in it.

The capital of Pakistan’s Sindh province, it is the country’s largest city – a colossal, ever-expanding metropolis with a population of about 20 million (and growing).

It is also the country’s most ethnically diverse city. But over the last three decades . . . → Read More: The decline of Karachi

MQM after Altaf Bhai

By Ahsan Waheed

MQM’s self exiled (and who later acquired British citizenship) Chief, Altaf Hussain was arrested on the morning of 3rd June 2014. This arrest may not have been much of a surprise for either the MQM leader or the senior party workers. In fact,  the entire top leadership must have been aware of this imminent arrest . . . → Read More: MQM after Altaf Bhai

Who threatens Pakistan

We are constantly worried about the security of our country. Media (national and international) has made us paranoid. Based on the information fed to us through various sources (and partially based on complete lack of knowledge regarding the issue), we convince ourselves of who are our enemies and who are our friends. We form opinions . . . → Read More: Who threatens Pakistan

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

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