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Who will become the MQM’s next Altaf Hussain?

MQM chief used to remove any mid-tier leaders who would rise to prominence

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Farooq Sattar asks PM Khan to provide security to MQM leaders

Ex-MQM MNA Abidi was killed in Karachi on Dec 25

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Dr Farooq Sattar meets Afaq Ahmed after 27 years

The two leaders were on a separate visit to Jinnah Square when they faced each other

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Dr Farooq Sattar resigns as MQM Rabita Committee member

He remains a member of the party, which he joined in 1984

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Was not invited to PM Khan, Fazl-ur-Rehman meetings: Farooq Sattar

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar has complained that his party delegation had gone to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan but he wasn’t invited. “Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman came to the party office but I wasn’t invited to the meeting,” the MQM-P leader said on Monday. “I would have gone if Khalid Maqbool or Aamir Khan had invited…

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Five bigwigs we won’t be seeing in Parliament this time

We were so used to their presence in the Lower House. This term, however, has no room for them

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An ATC has issued arrest warrants for Altaf Hussain and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued on Saturday arrests warrants for MQM founder Altaf Hussain, MQM Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and other leaders of the party. The court was hearing 27 cases regarding inflammatory speeches made by the MQM founder. The other party leaders are accused of facilitating the speeches. During the hearing, MQM leaders…

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PTI, PML-N seek to woo MQM for an alliance

The PTI leadership also assured the MQM that they will redress the party’s complaints regarding the election and delimitation of constituencies

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Karachi operation was not against the MQM-P: Former governor

Former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair has said that the Karachi operation, which was launched in 2013 against the criminal elements, was not against the MQM-P. “The MQM-P is a political reality and it cannot be dismantled,” Zubair said after a meeting with MQM leaders at their Bahadurabad office. “We have discussed Karachi’s issues and would continue…

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MQM not joining the govt, says Dr Farooq Sattar

It was not dhandli [rigging] – it was dhandla [major rigging], said MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar

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Farooq Sattar rejects election results, demands a new province in Sindh

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar has said that his party is still the largest political party in Karachi and other urban areas in Sindh. “We were not defeated but were made to lose,” Dr Sattar said in a video on Friday. “We will have to mobilise the people, stage demonstrations and sit-ins.” He urged the…

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MQM-P will win its traditional seats, claims Dr Farooq Sattar

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar claimed that his party would win its traditional seats in the urban areas of Sindh. “MQM’s vote is the 8th wonder of the world,” Dr. Sattar said, adding that he would win NA-247 election by beating PTI’s Arif Alvi and other candidates. The MQM-P leader complained that the party was…

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Sattar requests MQM to withdraw his candidature, allow him to run election campaign

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar has requested his party leaders to withdraw his nomination papers and let him run the election campaign. Dr Sattar said he didn’t approach Bahadurabad office to seek party ticket but the MQM-P had issued him the ticket despite his refusal. MQM-P leaders Faisal Sabzwari and Aamir Khan visited the residence…

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Dr Farooq Sattar to contest elections from NA-245, NA-247

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar will contest elections from two National Assembly constituencies NA-245 and NA-247. Dr Sattar has submitted his election tickets to the Returning Officer on Friday. The MQM leader has withdrawn his nomination papers from NA-241.

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Dr Farooq Sattar wants 250 votes for each selfie with him

Dr Farooq Sattar said he wants 250 votes against each selfie he allows people to take with him. He was at the City Courts in Karachi to obtain bail in two cases registered against him. The court granted him bail against a sum of Rs20,000 in each case. People at the court asked him to…

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Dr Farooq Sattar’s nomination papers rejected for NA-245

The returning officer for NA-245 rejected the nomination papers of MQM-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Tuesday. The returning officer said that Dr Sattar is an absconder in two cases — a fact that he hid from the Election Commission. One of the cases pertains to the controversial speech of Altaf Hussain on August 22….

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MQM factions join hands once again

The PIB Colony and Bahadurabad factions of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have joined hands once again. MQM-Pakistan had split into two factions after reservations over the distribution of Senate election tickets. Dr Farooq Sattar was leading the PIB Colony faction while Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was heading the Bahadurabad one. The Election Commission of Pakistan…

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Dr Farooq Sattar to launch ‘Southern Sindh Province Movement’

MQM-P’S Dr Farooq Sattar has said that he is going to launch “Janoobi Sindh Sooba Tehreek” (Southern Sindh Province Movement). This pronouncement came on Monday when a court declared that he could no longer run the party. He lost an appeal to Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The two men were running their own factions of…

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Arrest and produce Dr Farooq Sattar by July 9, orders court

Arrest and produce Dr Farooq Sattar and other MQM leaders by July 9, a court ordered Monday. The City Court was hearing a case regarding the party leaders’ violation of the Loudspeaker Act. Warrants were issued for Dr Sattar, Nasreen Jalil, Haider Abbas Rizvi and Faisal Subzwari. The case was registered in 2015 at the…

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