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DIG East to look into mysterious death of Dr Hasan Zafar Arif

KARACHI: DIG East Sultan Khawaja has been nominated to carry out the investigations into the mysterious death of renowned philosopher and scholar Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif. In 2016, Dr Arif had joined the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s London faction. The body of the late Marxist scholar was found in a car in Rehri Goth area…

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Prof Hasan Zafar Arif was martyred, says Dr Farooq Sattar

NEWS DESK: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar said that MQM-London leader Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif was martyred, adding that his murder is a conspiracy to upset the law and order of Karachi. Watch here:

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MQM founding member Saleem Shahzad joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London leader, Saleem Shahzad, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Samaa reported Tuesday. PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry revealed this in a tweet. PTI welcomes #SaleemShahzad #Karachi pic.twitter.com/zDKqGvmlTj — Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 9, 2018 Saleem Shahzad, who was a close aide of MQM founder Altaf Hussain, has yet to formally announce…

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PSP strikes again as another MQM-P MPA set to join its fold

KARACHI: Another MQM-Pakistan MPA jumped ship to join Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Thursday.  It seems as if MQM-Pakistan cannot keep its party members and MPAs from defecting to the Mustafa Kamal-led PSP. According to details, Sindh MPA Sheeraz Waheed said goodbye to MQM-Pakistan and joined Pak Sarzameen Party. Waheed had been elected MPA on…

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317 political parties issued show-cause notice

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued show-cause notice to 317 political parties which have not yet fulfilled the requirement under Election Commission Act. According to a notification, political parties have been asked to submit their replies within 15 days. PTI, MQM, PSP and JI are among the parties that were issued the notice….

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Watch: PTI’s Arif Alvi demands action againt MQM leaders

PTI leader Arif Alvi demanded that action should be taken against MQM leaders who gave away lands through illegal ways.

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MQM’s notorious hit-man Raees Mama arrested

KUALA LUMPUR: The Interpol arrested Raees Mama, a notorious target-killer of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), in Malaysia. He will soon be handed over to Pakistani authorities, Samaa reported Saturday. According to our correspondent, Raees Mama, who was head of MQM’s militant wing, was finally collared by Interpol in Malaysia. Mama is facing more than…

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Sindh Govt refuses to make public Uzair Baloch, Baldia factory JIT reports

KARACHI: Sindh Government on Tuesday refused to make public the Joint Investigation Team’s reports pertaining to the Baldia factory fire, Uzair Baloch and other cases.  PTI leader Ali Zaidi had submitted a petition at the Sindh High Court in which he demanded that the Joint Investigation Team’s reports on important cases such as those involving…

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Three more MQM-London leaders jump ship

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (London) leaders Babar Ghauri, Shamim Siddiqui and Ambar Khan have announced to quit the party. Watch this report…

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Babar Ghauri, Shamim Siddiqui quit MQM

NEWS DESK: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders Babar Ghauri and Shamim Siddiqui announced on Sunday they are quitting the party. The two leaders, both former federal ministers and currently based in the US, announced their resignations separately. In a statement, Ghauri said he has resigned from his basic party membership and is relieving himself of…

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Police baton charge MQM-London workers at Muqqa Chowk

KARACHI: Police on Saturday baton charged MQM-London workers near Muqqa Chowk in an attempt to disperse them from Yadgar-e-Shuhuda monument. Watch as police baton charge protestors who try to go to Yadgar-e-Shuhuda monument, chanting ‘Jiye Altaf’ slogans.

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Police round up MQM-London female workers

KARACHI: Female workers of MQM-London were rounded up by police and taken into custody after they attempted to make it to the ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ monument despite authorities’ instructions not to do so. According to details, female workers of MQM-London who had arrived to pay their respects to the dead were arrested by police and transported to…

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Police seal Azizabad as tensions mount on ‘Youm-e-Shuhuda’

KARACHI: Police sealed Azizabad area on Saturday after MQM-London’s decision to visit ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ monument to pay respects to the departed. The situation in Azizabad was tense as police sealed all routes leading to Azizabad. Buses and vehicles were used to block the routes leading to Azizabad. A heavy contingent of police officers was deployed to…

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MQM-P’s representative will be in PM House in 2023: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar said on Friday that his party’s representative would be in the Prime Minister House come 2023. Speaking in Hyderabad to a massive rally, Dr Farooq Sattar said that no one had the ability to steal the Chief Minister House from MQM after the next general election. “We never undertake…

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Video: Musharraf launches scathing attacks at Zardari, MQM

DUBAI: Former President of Pakistan and army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf launched scathing attacks on PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and MQM on Friday. Speaking during an APML party meeting, Musharraf said that he could not understand why there were people still who linked themselves with Zardari. “I can’t understand how some ‘good’ people…

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Estranged MQM-P MNA Salman Mujahid jumps ship to join PSP

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan lost yet another MNA as the party’s estranged parliamentarian Salman Mujahid jumped ship to join Pak Sarzameen Party, on Friday. In a joint press conference with PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal, Salman Mujahid Baloch announced his decision to join Pak Sarzameen Party. “I was expelled from the party and was never given a…

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Then and now: Karachi’s Bagh Ibne Qasim emerged from virtually wasteland

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM KARACHI: Before Bagh Ibne Qasim, the beachside park sprawling across 10 acres of land in Clifton emerged, the area was virtually wasteland.  As one goes through satellite images of the area (which is Clifton Block 3 and 4) from 2001 to 2017, Bagh Ibne Qasim is the most evident change that appears…

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Video: The political mafia behind Karachi’s ‘China-cutting’

Watch how Karachi’s residents have seen the quality of their lives suffer down as park after park has been eaten up by the land mafia in connivance with politicians and government officials.

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Samaa eye: How china cutting, land-grabbing has changed Karachi over the years

  KARACHI: Through the aid of Samaa eye, take a look at how Karachi used to be several years ago when the city was not effected by land-grabbing and china cutting. One look at the old Karachi and we can clearly see how the land mafia had not seized public parks, mosques and grounds 10…

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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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