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

MQM protests against anti-Altaf Hussian comments by British politician

Hundreds of Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers and supporters, including women, attended a protest demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday against British politician George Galloway, who had predicted the arrest of party chief Altaf Hussain in London ‘very soon’ by the Scotland Yard.

Addressing the participants, MQM leaders asked the British government to take . . . → Read More: MQM protests against anti-Altaf Hussian comments by British politician

Pemra’s directive on hate speech

The latest order from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warning private television channels to not broadcast what it called hate speech has once again caught the electronic media off-guard. Media managers and practitioners once again find themselves at a crossroads between military, political parties and the government.

The warning . . . → Read More: Pemra’s directive on hate speech

Justice for all… political parties

Justice is justice only when it is applied to all

In the last few weeks, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has seen the state come down hard on it. With arrests of MQM’s workers, search operations of the MQM headquarters and extracted statements from criminals makes it clear that the . . . → Read More: Justice for all… political parties

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

Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

A senior lawyer from the minority Shia sect who was also a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead in Karachi’s Korangi No 1 1/2 area on Wednesday.

Two motorcycle-riding gunmen intercepted Advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari’s vehicle in Korangi as he left his residence for work. The assailants shot . . . → Read More: Lawyer belonging to minority Shia sect shot dead in Karachi

Altaf blames Ministry of Interior for stubbornness, boycotts NA session

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday walked out of the National Assembly session to record protest against non-issuance of new Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC).

“Our party leader is being meted out biasness by authorities. The rulers are afraid that their cheating businesses will be closed,” MNA Rashid Godil said . . . → Read More: Altaf blames Ministry of Interior for stubbornness, boycotts NA session

Altaf told to follow normal procedure for passport

The interior ministry has advised Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, who wants to apply for a Pakistani identity card and passport, to follow the set procedure, which is to physically go to the High Commission and submit his documents and biometrics there.

“Pakistan has . . . → Read More: Altaf told to follow normal procedure for passport

Altaf Bhai uncovers serious death threats and conspiracies

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chairman Altaf Hussain on Thursday said his life was in “serious danger” as fake cases were being allegedly framed against him at the international level.

In a statement released by the MQM, Hussain urged his party’s coordination committee, elected representatives and workers to remain vigilant as conspiracies were being hatched against . . . → Read More: Altaf Bhai uncovers serious death threats and conspiracies

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