Teen Talwar: A short history

Two of the most well-known monuments of Sindh’s immense capital, Karachi, are Teen Talwar and Do Talwar (three and two swords). Jutting out from the two main roundabouts on main Clifton Road, the swords are made of white marble.

Erected in 1973, they were sanctioned by the government of Z.A. Bhutto. Though the area (Clifton) . . . → Read More: Teen Talwar: A short history

Karachi Operation may suffer after reopening of MQM offices

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to resume its political activities and announced to open its sector and unit offices, ARY News reported on Monday.

MQM Rabita Committee in a statement said that the party’s unit and sector offices will be reopened and asked its members of the parliament to ensure their presence at the . . . → Read More: Karachi Operation may suffer after reopening of MQM offices

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