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Want a selfie with Farooq Sattar? Plant five trees

Farooq Sattar has upped the price of a selfie with him. Now, along with 250 votes, you also need to plant five trees. Speaking outside the City Court in Karachi, the MQM leader said he hoped God was merciful during the next heatwave. The season to plant trees is coming up, he said, adding that…

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I have no role in awarding party tickets, says Farooq Sattar

MQM-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar said he has no role is giving out election tickets, SAMAA TV reported on Saturday. Sattar, who was talking to the media after appearing before the Returning Officer of NA-245, said the MQM Rabita Committee and convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui selected the candidates and issued election tickets. “I’m just…

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Sattar faces angry voters in home constituency

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar found himself in hot water as he attempted to woo voters in his home constituency in Karachi, SAMAA TV reported Friday. Sattar faced the estranged voters when he mingled with the people after Jumma prayers in the famous Memon mosque at Bolton Market. “Go and seek Allah’s repentance,…

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Farooq Sattar’s land cruiser lands him in trouble as papers challenged again

The appeal against Farooq Sattar’s nomination papers will be held today (Thursday). The appeal was filed by Imran Kazmi after Sattar’s nomination papers were approved for three Karachi-based constituencies, ​NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247. According to the latest appeal, Sattar is an absconder and failed to mention the loan he took out to buy a Land Cruiser. The…

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Rabita Committee turned MQM workers into criminals, says Shahid Pasha

MQM-Pakistan suspended the basic membership of Shahid Pasha on Monday. Pasha then launched a tirade against party leaders. Pasha had told SAMAA TV that some party leaders had been giving out misinformation to intelligence agencies “out of revenge”. According to him, he had also fallen victim to such revenge tactics. “I have also learnt that…

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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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MQM leaders hopeful of joint Eid celebration

  The Muttahida Qaumi Movement may become united once again. Farooq Sattar has been invited to join the party’s Bahadurabad group. According to SAMAA correspondent Mohammad Ali Hafeez, he has signaled that he will be open to coming to Bahadurabad for talks later today (Friday). On June 11, the Islamabad High Court upheld the Election…

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Karachi’s political powerhouses to fight for NA-247

One of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly is NA-247 Karachi South II, which is made up of Defence, Clifton Cantonment Board, Saddar, Karachi Cantonment and Arambagh. NA-247 is made up of areas previously in NA-250. Each party has fielded political powerhouses for the seat. The battle for the seat will be…

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Farooq Sattar submits nomination papers for three constituencies

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (PIB) leader Dr Farooq Sattar submitted on Saturday nomination papers to contest the elections from three National Assembly constituencies in Karachi — NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247 — while MQM leader Ali Raza Abidi is likely to contest the polls from NA-243 It will be decided later whether I will contest the polls from…

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MQM-P signals boycott of election

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar has said that his party may boycott upcoming general elections over reservations about delimitations. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, he said MQM’s reservations on fresh delimitation were not addressed. “Injustice meted out to us in the matter of delimitation. This situation is compelling us to think whether…

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Water crisis in Karachi may lead to riots, says Farooq Sattar

Water crisis in Karachi may lead to riots in the city, said MQM’s Dr Farooq Sattar. “In the coming days, the biggest problem facing the city will be shortage of water,” he said. According to him, work on the K-IV project is going on at a slow pace. Water shortage coupled with power cuts is…

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MQM invites Mustafa Kamal, Haqiqi faction to join protest against CM’s “hateful” remarks

Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan gave the call for a protest against the Sindh CM’s “hateful remarks” on May 26 and invited Mustafa Kamal’s PSP and the party’s Haqiqi faction to join them. MQM MNA Ali Raza Abidi tweeted that Dr Farooq Sattar announced the protest at Liaqatabad No 10 roundabout at 10pm on Saturday….

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MQM-P lawmakers concerned over withdrawal of security

The MQM Pakistan MPAs have expressed concerns over withdrawal of their security. The policemen deployed for security of the MQM’s Sindh Assembly members have been directed to report back to DIG office. The MQM leaders claimed that the security was withdrawn after their protest in the house during  budget session. “The move is aimed at…

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MQM flays PPP, PSP at unity show in Karachi

Faction-riddled MQM Pakistan displayed unity among its ranks with a large rally at Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on Saturday. To win back some turf on the political ground after rifts, MQM planned the rally at famous Tanki Ground, a few days after PPP’s gathering on the same venue. MQM’s leaders showed unity against PPP and PSP…

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What life is like in Liaquatabad

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan is eyeing to get back its glory after its factions united a couple of days ago.  The MQM-P is going to hold the first show of power at Tanki Ground, FC Area, where the PPP held its rally last Sunday (April 29). The estranged leaders from the Bahadurabad and PIB Colony factions…

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Rivals raise political temperature in Karachi ahead of general elections

Just a few months before the elections, Karachi has once again become a political battleground as three key political parties─MQM, PPP and PSP─are fighting for dominance in Pakistan’s financial hub. Karachi has witnessed a fierce political fight between the political parties this week. On April 30, PPP staged a rally at Liaquatabad’s Tanki ground, a…

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PPP will hold rallies in every area of Karachi, Bilawal tells MQM-P

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked the MQM-P factions to respond to the allegations that their party had set fire to Baldia factory in which more than 250 workers were burnt alive. In a press conference on Tuesday, the PPP chairman took a dig at MQM-P and said the people of Karachi were following his party….

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MQM-P factions will reunite in a couple of days, says Tessori

MQM-P’s Kamran Tessori predicted that PIB and Bahadurabad factions of his party will re-unite in a couple of days. MQM-P divided into two groups─ Bahadurabad and PIB─ on February 5 after Dr Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan developed differences over senate tickets. Mr. Tessori was believed to be the reason behind the rift between Dr…

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Gabol invites Farooq Sattar to join PPP

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party’s member Nabil Gabol invited MQM Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar to join PPP, Samaa reported Sunday. “I invite Farooq Sattar to join PPP, hoping that he will make a decision and will announce it at today’s rally in Karachi. “Urdu-speaking people were maligned while we are going to hug them,” he said….

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This is how politicians reacted to Khawaja Asif’s disqualification

KARACHI: PML-N’s Khawaja has been disqualified by the Islamabad High Court under article 62 (1)(f) of the constitution for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company and his monthly salary. Politicians have shared their views on the landmark verdict that de-seated country’s sitting Foreign Minister. Nawaz Sharif Minutes after Asif was disqualified, former Prime…

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MQM Bahadurabad chooses Amir Khan over Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: The Bahadurabad faction of MQM-P has chosen Aamir Khan over veteran leader Dr. Farooq Sattar. In a late night press conference on April 22, the leader of his own group of MQM-P Dr Farooq Sattar had offered to restore and accept the coordination committee If Bahadurabad group disowns Amir Khan. “Now, either I will…

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