By Saman Tariq
In an unprecedented confessional interview aired hours before his execution, MQM worker Saulat Mirza made some shocking revelations, alleging that he killed KESC director on the instructions of Altaf Hussain. This interview is being celebrated as a major development against the party which is believed to have been . . . → Read More: Is MQM in trouble?
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has urged the British government to stop the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain from defaming Pakistani security forces and to take legal action against him from issuing statements threatening them, according to BBC Urdu.
In an unusual move, Nisar met British High Commissioner Philip Barton to discuss issue of . . . → Read More: Pakistan warns UK to keep Altaf Hussain under control
By Arif Nizami
Law Enforcement Agencies mean business this time
In the backdrop of the Rangers ongoing operation in Karachi, the raid on Nine Zero – the MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) headquarters – was not at all surprising. Undoubtedly the federal government was on board, and the Sindh government was also informed well . . . → Read More: What MQM needs to do
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday revealed that the Sindh Rangers had taken Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah into confidence before raiding the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) at Nine Zero, Azizabad.
. . . → Read More: Interior Minister Ch. Nisar terms raid on MQM HQ legal
On the weekend, one major English-language daily carried a front-page picture of the dead bodies, still on the noose, of two militants that were executed in Faisalabad on Friday evening.
Another English-language daily’s front-page photograph was of a ‘national solidarity’ rally held in Karachi on Friday, called by the MQM to condemn the events in . . . → Read More: Death penalty – ‘Even one miscarriage of justice would undermine Pakistan’s position’
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
“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
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
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
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 . . . → Read More: MQM after Altaf Bhai