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PML-N lawmakers receiving ‘anonymous phone calls’: Rana Sana

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Thursday that PML-N lawmakers were receiving anonymous phone calls in which they were being told not to attend the upcoming National Assembly session. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Rana Sanaullah said that this whole practice of phone calls being received from ‘unknown caller ID’ should be abolished….

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Faisal Vawda didn’t inform party about MQM-PSP meeting: Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that party leader Faisal Vawda had attended the MQM-PSP meeting without informing him or anyone else. Speaking exclusively in Nadeem Malik Live, Imran said that he had heard about Faisal Vawda being present in MQM-PSP meetings from Nadeem Malik’s program. “Arif Alvi, who is the President of…

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Does Amir Khan want to replace Farooq Sattar as MQM chief?

KARACHI: Senior Deputy Convener of MQM-Pakistan, Amir Khan said on Monday that he did not wish to replace Dr Farooq Sattar as the party’s chief since the latter was the best choice for the post.  Ina  detailed interview with Shahzad Iqbal for SAMAA TV’s ‘Awaaz’ program, Amir Khan said that he did not wish to…

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Was PTI’s Faisal Vawda present in MQM-PSP meetings?

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan representative Khawaja Izhar said on Monday that he could not answer for sure whether PTI leader Faisal Vawda was present in the MQM-PSP meetings or not. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Khawaja Izhar said that he could not answer the question whether Faisal Vawda was present in the PSP-MQM meetings or not since…

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80,000 have joined PSP: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: Chief of Pakistan Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal has claimed that 80,000  people have joined his party, Samaa reported. Speaking on Monday, Kamal said that people are not joining their ranks for self-interests. “The party is getting stronger and stronger,” he said. The PSP chief said that he will not include any one…

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Ali Raza will formally send his resignation to Speaker today

Karachi: MQM member national assembly will formally send his resignation to Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan today. Earlier on, Ali Raza Abidi was in Karbala when he heard about the alliance of MQM and PSP. He announced his resignation on this move and said to leave his seat. After returning back to Karachi, today he…

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Musharraf says new alliance can beat PPP, PML-N

KARACHI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has claimed that his 23-party alliance can beat PPP in Sindh and PML-N in Punjab in next general elections, Samaa reported Sunday. This he said in a video message. The former military ruler was of the view that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) attempted…

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If my mother was alive, I would never use her for politics: Kamal slams Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal on Saturday slammed MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar chastising him indirectly for using his mother for political purposes.  Addressing party supporters, Kamal lashed out at Farooq Sattar for speaking like a hypocrite. “I don’t know how to indulge in this politics of hypocrisy,” he said. “If my mother was…

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MQM-PSP agreement comes to the fore

KARACHI: A four-point agreement between Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) surfaced on Saturday, SAMAA reported. According to the hand-written agreement, MQM and PSP have agreed to join hands to save their mandate from getting divided and by adhering to a policy of non-violence and non-confrontation in the larger interest of the…

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Ninety-percent of PSP’s total workers want to join MQM-P: Faisal Sabzwari

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan leader Faisal Sabzwari made tall claims on Saturday when he said that ninety-percent of PSP workers and supporters were in contact with his party’s leadership and were ready to jump ship.  Speaking to media personnel, the veteran MQM-Pakistan leader said that Mustafa Kamal’s politics was about to end soon as his party workers…

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I helped recover 70 Mohajir missing persons out of 100: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal said on Saturday that he had helped recover 70 Mohajir persons who were missing out of 100 and returned them to their mothers.  “I helped return 70 missing Mohajir persons to their mothers but then Farooq Sattar issued a statement inquiring why missing persons were being found from Khayaban-e-Sehar,”…

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Establishment arranged meeting between us and Farooq Sattar: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal said on Saturday that the establishment arranged a meeting between him and Dr Farooq Sattar at the behest of the latter.  “Yes, the establishment arranged a meeting between us and Farooq Sattar at his behest,” he said. “When we arrived there, Sattar was already present.” PSP chief Syed Mustafa…

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Farooq Sattar talks about ‘pressure’ exerted on him to form PSP coalition

KARACHI: MQM chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Friday talked about the pressure that was exerted on him to form a coalition with Syed Mustafa Kamal’s PSP. In a detailed interview on SAMAA TV’s Awaz program, Sattar said that intellectuals, traders and mutual friends had urged him to form a political alliance with PSP. “I had…

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Farooq Sattar announces ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ march in video message

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Friday announced a march to ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ located at Azizabad.  In a video message, the MQM-Pakistan chief announced that his party would take out a march from Ayesha Manzil till Yadgar-e-Shuhuda to honour the people who had laid down their lives for Pakistan. “To pay tribute to our martyrs,…

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MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar quits politics

KARACHI: Veteran MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar has announced that he is leaving politics respectfully. “I will visit Shuhada Qubristan on Saturday after the culmination of Chehlum as nobody can stop me from going there,” Dr Farooq Sattar said. “I want to announced that I am distancing myself from MQM-P and politics on the occasion…

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PSP leader predicts MQM’s demise

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Advocate Anis Ahmed said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was destined to become history sooner rather than later. Reacting to the latest press conference of MQM’s Rabita Committee which dispelled the impression of a merger or alliance with Mustafa Kamal’s PSP, Anis Advocate said that MQM was going to…

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Dr Farooq Sattar to hold important press conference today

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar will hold an important press conference on Thursday. Not much has been learned as to what Dr Farooq Sattar will say during his press conference but political pundits are of the opinion that it will be a setback for the unstable alliance between MQM and PSP that started to…

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MQM will remain with its name, manifesto and symbol: Kanwar Naveed

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan Deputy Convener Kanwar Naveed said on Thursday that the party will remain with its manifesto, election symbol and name. Speaking to media personnel after presiding over an important meeting of the party, Naveed said that the entire Rabita Committee had placed confidence in the leadership of Sattar. “Some confusions were created after yesterday’s…

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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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Is a ‘minus Farooq Sattar’ formula in the works?

KARACHI: After Farooq Sattar did not arrive at a party meeting of MQM-Pakistan on Thursday to preside over a meeting, speculations were rife that a minus Farooq Sattar formula was in the works. After MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar excused himself from attending the party’s important meeting rumours were doing the rounds that Sattar was…

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PPP smells conspiracy behind MQM-PSP alliance

KARACHI: Leaders of the PPP were apprehensive of the recent MQM-P and PSP alliance on Thursday, casting doubts that it was a conspiracy. “When were they ever two separate entities?” asked Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and senior PPP leader Khursheed Shah. “Muttahida cannot inflict any damage on PPP even after it…

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