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

Cornered and desperate – End of a party

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The . . . → Read More: Cornered and desperate – End of a party

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

What Pakistan must not do in Yemen

(BY YASMEEN AFTAB ALI) Let me recount some facts and opinions here. The concluding analysis will become self-evident. If Pakistan still acts the foolish clown, it will deserve to fall flat on its face and smash its nose.

Usually, Saudi Arabia has dealt with ‘unsuitable governances’ through a remote control. Yemen is an exception. Houthis, . . . → Read More: What Pakistan must not do in Yemen

Is MQM in trouble?

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?

Pakistan warns UK to keep Altaf Hussain under control

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

What MQM needs to do

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

Interior Minister Ch. Nisar terms raid on MQM HQ legal

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.

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Death penalty – ‘Even one miscarriage of justice would undermine Pakistan’s position’

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’