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

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

Achakzai calls Karachi “city of terrorists”

By RAJA ASGHAR

ISLAMABAD: It was like stirring a hornet’s nest that Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai, an ally of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, did in the National Assembly on Wednesday by suggesting a Lebanon-type remedy to Karachi’s violence and to the electoral domination of the city by the Muttahida . . . → Read More: Achakzai calls Karachi “city of terrorists”

PTI Chief congratulates Nawaz over goof counterterrorism

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for what he called a good start to control terrorism in the country. He said if the law is made equal for all in Karachi, peace could be maintained.

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Political parties panic as operation in Karachi begins

KARACHI: Police rounded up several suspects, including political activists during a crackdown in different parts of Karachi in the small hours of Thursday.

SSP City Tariq Dharejo said that several suspects were arrested during raids in Kharadar and Meethadar areas. He said that drugs and arms were also seized during the raids.

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Violence in Karachi leaves 15 dead

By Salis bin Perwaiz

KARACHI: Fifteen people, including workers of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in separate incidents reported in the city on Monday. Syed Manzoor Hussain Abidi, 40, was shot dead in Surjani Town police limits. The incident took place on Monday night in Sector-7D, North Karachi, Surjani Town.

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Spearhead Analysis – MQM: Between perils and promises

Altaf Hussein remains the most controversial figure in the Pakistani political saga. Recent events have re-enforced the absurdity with which Altaf Bhai orchestrates Karachi’s realpolitik.  Hussein is convicted for numerous murder extortions, organized crime and terrorist offences. He is also the key suspect in over a hundred murder cases including one of his own comrades . . . → Read More: Spearhead Analysis – MQM: Between perils and promises