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Two killed as MQM-Lyari gang rivalry reaches South Africa

The rivalry between the MQM London and Lyari gangs has reached South Africa as the two members of pro-Altaf group have been killed in Johannesburg, sources told SAMAA. MQM-L workers, identified as Irfan and Majeed Manjila, were killed by Ustad Taju gang of Lyari in South Africa. Sources said Majeed was wanted in murder cases…

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Seize properties of MQM founder, court orders

Seize all properties of MQM founder Altaf Hussain in Pakistan, an anti-terrorism court ordered Wednesday . The court was hearing the Imran Farooq murder case. Unidentified men killed the 50-year-old MQM leader outside his house in London on September 16, 2010. On Wednesday, the court issued perpetual warrants of arrest for the MQM founder and…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik opposes censoring Nawaz speeches

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik has spoken out against censoring speeches of former three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr Malik remarks came after TV channels, including state-run Pakistan Television, censored a part of Nawaz Sharif’s speech during a seminar in Islamabad. “Nawaz Sharif shouldn’t be treated the way MQM’s founder Altaf Hussain was. A leader…

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FIR lodged against newspaper editor, owner over MQM founder’s statement

KARACHI: Police have registered a case against editor and owner of an Urdu daily for publishing a statement and picture of MQM’s founder Altaf Hussain. The FIR was lodged against the editor and owner of Karachi-based ‘Amn’ newspaper on the complaint of a man, Nisar Ali Khan. The complainant said the newspaper had published a…

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IHC to hear petition seeking ban on airing Nawaz Sharif’s speeches today

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court will conduct the hearing of a petition on Tuesday that seeks to have a ban placed on the airing of speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.  After being disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the former prime minister has been making incendiary speeches in which he has targeted…

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Baldia factory fire case: ATC indicts Rauf Siddiqui, other suspects

KARACHI: In an important development pertaining to the Baldia factory fire case, an Anti-Terrorism Court on Wednesday indicted MQM-Pakistan’s Rauf Siddiqui and other suspects.  According to details, the Anti-Terrorism Court indicted Rauf Siddiqui, Rehman Bhola, Zubair Chariya and other suspects on charges of setting fire to the factory with chemicals. All suspects in the case…

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PSP leader Raza Haroon loses his cool over question regarding resignation

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Raza Haroon lost his cool as SAMAA anchor Shahzad Iqbal asked him a question pertaining to MQM founder Altaf Hussain, on Monday.  SAMAA anchor Shahzad Iqbal asked Raza Haroon during his show Awaz as to why the PSP leader did not resign from the parliament when the mandate given…

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Local Pakistani court publishes ad in UK paper as summon for MQM founder

LONDON: London-based founder of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has been asked to appear before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad hearing a terrorism case against him, according to an advertisement published in newspapers of the United Kingdom on February 8. The ad published on behalf of Shahrukh Arjumand, judge of Special Anti-Terrorism Court No-1, Islamabad…

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Police baton charge MQM-London workers at Muqqa Chowk

KARACHI: Police on Saturday baton charged MQM-London workers near Muqqa Chowk in an attempt to disperse them from Yadgar-e-Shuhuda monument. Watch as police baton charge protestors who try to go to Yadgar-e-Shuhuda monument, chanting ‘Jiye Altaf’ slogans.

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Police seal Azizabad as tensions mount on ‘Youm-e-Shuhuda’

KARACHI: Police sealed Azizabad area on Saturday after MQM-London’s decision to visit ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ monument to pay respects to the departed. The situation in Azizabad was tense as police sealed all routes leading to Azizabad. Buses and vehicles were used to block the routes leading to Azizabad. A heavy contingent of police officers was deployed to…

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Estranged MQM-P MNA Salman Mujahid jumps ship to join PSP

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan lost yet another MNA as the party’s estranged parliamentarian Salman Mujahid jumped ship to join Pak Sarzameen Party, on Friday. In a joint press conference with PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal, Salman Mujahid Baloch announced his decision to join Pak Sarzameen Party. “I was expelled from the party and was never given a…

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Amir Khan revolts against MQM-PSP alliance

KARACHI: Senior MQM-Pakistan leader Amir Khan said on Thursday that he categorically rejected the demand to dissolve MQM and contest elections under a new symbol or party. “I am standing by the name of MQM and its election symbol,” he said. “Will disclose my next plan of action after meeting with the Rabita Committee.” Read:…

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“I have decided to bury MQM”, says Kamal

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal said in “Khara Sach” program that I had decided to bury Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Watch what he said.

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MQM, PSP to contest election as one party

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen party leaders will address a joint press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. 08:58 pm–Press conference concludes with Farooq Sattar stating, “MQM is not finished and neither is PSP.” 08:57 pm–APML workers arrive at Karachi Press Club with sweets to celebrate the occasion 08:56 pm–We reject this census…

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Farooq Sattar terms PSP delegation as ‘Dulhan Walay’

KARACHI: Dr Farooq Sattar, in response to a question posed by a journalist, responded by stating that the PSP delegation were the ‘Dulhan Walay’ and a Nikkah was about to take place. This Farooq Sattar said in response to a question posed by a journalist to say that the MQM-Pakistan delegation were waiting for the…

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Ishratul Ibad talks about impact on Karachi after possible MQM-PSP merger

KARACHI: Former Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan said on Wednesday that a MQM-PSP merger would be welcome news for the city of Karachi and its masses. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Ibad said that a merger between the two parties would have a positive impact on the masses since MQM and PSP both lacked…

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Here’s what Farooq Sattar has to say about possible MQM-PSP merger

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar reacted to reports that his party and PSP were about to merge together to contest elections from one platform. After arriving at his party’s headquarters in Bahadurabad, Farooq Sattar was mobbed by reporters and journalists.In response to a question whether or not something was about to happen, this is…

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Waseem Akhtar makes sensational revelations about PSP, threatening phone calls

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan leader and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Friday revealed that his party chairman was receiving threatening phone calls.  Speaking on SAMAA’s show ‘Agenda 360’, Akhtar claimed that measures were being taken to ‘form and build’ Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). Waseem Akhtar was being asked as to why PSP was still relevant and causing…

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Mustafa Kamal on rifts among MQM ranks – Watch

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal speaks up about rifts among the ranks of MQM. Watch his chat with “Khara Sach” host Mubashar Lucman.

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Baldia factory fire: Five years on, perpetrators still at large

KARACHI: Five years on, the perpetrators of the Baldia factory fire in which more than 250 people were burned to death, are still at large.  September 11, 2012 was an ill-fated day for more than 250 workers of Ali Enterprises’ factory where a fire erupted and 260 people burned to their death subsequently. Initially attempts…

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Video: MQM founder wanted August 14 to be marked as ‘Black Day’, claims Kamal

Chief of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain instructed his supporters to observe Pakistan’s Independence Day as “Black Day”.

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