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Did Farooq Sattar go rogue and attend the APC?

The MQM-Pakistan decided not attend the all parties’ conference after the PTI’s Jahangir Tareen called convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to discuss forming the government, however, party leader Farooq Sattar was there. He attended the conference on Friday night along with PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, JUI-F Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JI chief Sirajul Haq, ANP leader Asfandyar…

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July 28, 2018


Farooq Sattar claims ‘post-poll rigging’

MQM leader Farooq Sattar says ‘post-poll rigging’ was carried out in Karachi during July 25 general elections. Except for PTI, all major political parties, including PML-N, PPP, MQM and JI, have complained of “blatant” rigging in the polls. MQM has failed to retain its powerful position in Karachi where PTI has now emerged as a…

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July 26, 2018


General Election 2018: Sindh’s NA-247 Karachi constituency

NA-247, Karachi: Voters: 543,964 Number of polling stations: 240 Previously known as NA-250 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 that were previously in NA-250. Candidates:…

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July 23, 2018


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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July 9, 2018


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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June 30, 2018


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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June 29, 2018


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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June 28, 2018


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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June 26, 2018


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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June 21, 2018


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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June 15, 2018


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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June 11, 2018


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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June 9, 2018


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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June 3, 2018


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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May 30, 2018


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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May 23, 2018


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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May 11, 2018


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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May 5, 2018


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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May 5, 2018


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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May 3, 2018


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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May 1, 2018


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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April 30, 2018

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