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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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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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Court indicts Karachi mayor, others in one May 12 violence case

A court indicted Karachi’s mayor, Wasim Akhtar, and other suspects in a May 12 violence case on Tuesday. Akhtar, a leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan, and the other accused appeared before the anti-terrorism court. The court indicted them in one case relating to the May 12 violence. All the suspects pleaded not…

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May 12 carnage was a conspiracy against MQM: Sattar

President Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan has said that May 12 carnage in Karachi was a conspiracy against his party. Sattar, speaking to media, said that 14 out of 48 victims were from MQM. Sattar further stated that that no other political party has released a list of its martyrs. He continued, “Eleven years have passed and…

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Another MQM leader joins PSP – this time from Bahadurabad

KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan leader from Bahadurabad faction has joined Pak Sarzameen Party. Shabbir Ahmed Qaimkhani will officially join the party after a press conference on Saturday. He decided not to contest the Senate elections amid his group’s rift with PIB Colony faction. He is Sindh’s former excise and taxation minister and…

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‘Come back as MQM chief’ : Siddiqui offers olive branch to Sattar

KARACHI: The Bahadurabad faction of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan has offered PIB Group leader Farooq Sattar to revert back and resume his convenership. “Our doors are open to Farooq Sattar despite differences. He can come back and resume his office as convener by April 17th with honour and dignity,” said Convener of the Bahadurabad group…

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MQM’s PIB faction advises Farooq Sattar to form new party

KARACHI: Supporters of Dr Farooq Sattar have advised him to form a new party if he does not contest the ECP’s decision on intra-party elections.  An advisory meeting chaired by Dr Farooq Sattar was held in PIB Colony in which two suggestions were put forward. Sattar was advised to appeal against the ruling of the…

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MQM’s request for marking Foundation Day rejected

Reporting By: Khursheed Alam KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan (PIB Group) has been prohibited from celebrating its Foundation Day on March 18 at Karachi’s Jinnah Ground. MQM – Pakistan had announced a public meeting on March 18 as part of the party’s Foundation celebrations at the venue. They had sent an application to Deputy Commissioner Central in this…

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Farooq Sattar challenges ECP’s scope of authority

KARACHI: MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar challenged the scope of authority of the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday.  Dr Farooq Sattar filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan, stating that it had no right whatsoever to interfere in the internal affairs of MQM-Pakistan. A large number of MQM-P workers accompanied Dr Farooq…

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My leadership is being challenged: Sattar

KARACHI: President of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) Dr. Farooq Sattar said that his leadership is being challenged, Samaa reported. Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the conspiracies against him are conspiracies against the party. He made the two statements while paying a visit to Yaseenabad area of Karachi with the new Raabta Committee (Coordination Committee). He…

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MQM Pakistan intra-party elections underway

KARACHI: The intra-party elections of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) are underway, Samaa reported. The first vote was casted by Liaquatabad’s Mohammad Asghar. In his video message, President of MQM-P Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the elections would be held at KMC Ground located at PIB Colony area of Karachi along with the party’s zonal office…

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Farooq Sattar gives message to Bahadurabad

Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr. Farooq Sattar said the party is registered in his name in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Talking to media, he said the election symbol of Kite belongs to ‘his’ MQM. Watch this clip where he also gives a special message to the people of Bahadurabad.

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Dr Farooq Sattar still MQM-P convener, PIB group tells ECP

Staff Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar group has submitted a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), informing the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of decisions taken by the party’s ‘General workers meeting’. According to the letter, Dr Farooq Sattar has told the CEC that article- (J) of the party constitution allows…

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Video: Emotional Amir Khan breaks down during speech

KARACHI: Amir Khan broke down while speaking at Bahadurabad after a meeting of the Rabita Committee had taken place on Saturday.  Shortly after starting his address, Amir Khan recalled the murder of his own son that had taken place as he spoke of how some people were saying that he was trying to take control…

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Rabita Committee holds out olive branch to Sattar, announces withdrawal of letter to ECP

KARACHI: The Rabita Committee on Saturday announced its decision to withdraw the letter written to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which was aimed at wresting authority from Sattar’s hands.  The decision was announced by Kanwar Naveed Jamil, who was flanked by Amir Khan as he announced that members of the Rabita Committee would go…

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Farooq Sattar strengthened as old guard joins MQM-P

KARACHI: A former member of the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) rejoined the party and threw his weight behind Dr Farooq Sattar, on Saturday.  According to details, Salman Mujahid Baloch rejoined the fold of MQM-P and threw his support behind Dr Farooq Sattar in the wake of Rabita Committee’s rebellion against the party chief. Speaking to…

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Conspiracy being hatched against me: Tessori speaks out

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan representative Kamran Tessori said on Saturday that a conspiracy was being hatched against him for the stance that he had taken in support of the Mohajir community.  Speaking to media personnel, Tessori said that somewhere, somehow a conspiracy had been hatched against him. “I think it is due to the stance that I…

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Rabita Committee calls Farooq Sattar to Bahadurabad meeting today

KARACHI: The Rabita Committee (the decision-making body) of Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has called a party’s meeting at Bahadurabad office this afternoon and sent a message to the party head Dr. Farooq Sattar to attend it. Addressing a press conference at Bahadurabad center, members of Coordination Committee said they compiled some points after Dr. Farooq…

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Farooq Sattar says will serve show-cause notices to Rabita Committee members

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar Saturday announced to serve show-cause notices to Coordination Committee members for violating party discipline under the laws of Election Commission and call General Workers Convention on February 11. Addressing a press conference in PIB Colony here, he said the members of Rabita Committee violated the discipline…

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Farooq-backed Ahmed Chinoy withdraws from Senate race

KARACHI: Former CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy has announced that he is withdrawing from the upcoming Senate’s elections. Chinoy was nominated as a candidate for Senate by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr Farooq Sattar. “Under the present circumstances, I don’t want to be a candiate for the Senate’s election,” he told SAMAA TV. This comes…

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