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Joining hands with MQM was PTI’s compulsion: Naqvi

Firdous Shamim Naqvi, the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Karachi chapter, says his party has joined hands with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan out of necessity and compulsion rather than the choice. “PTI has not taken a U-turn. We went there [to meet MQM leaders] because it was a necessity and compulsion,” Naqvi said at a…

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August 5, 2018


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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June 19, 2018


Seize properties of MQM founder, court orders

Seize all properties of MQM founder Altaf Hussain in Pakistan, an anti-terrorism court ordered Wednesday . The court was hearing the Imran Farooq murder case. Unidentified men killed the 50-year-old MQM leader outside his house in London on September 16, 2010. On Wednesday, the court issued perpetual warrants of arrest for the MQM founder and…

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May 2, 2018


Farooq Sattar welcomes Khalid Maqbool’s offer

KARACHI: Dr Farooq Sattar, the head of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s PIB Group on Tuesday welcomed an offer made by convener of the party’s rival faction, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. Offering an olive branch, Siddiqui had offered Sattar to revert back to MQM’s convenership by April 17 ‘with honour and dignity’. “It shouldn’t be a time-bound offer,”…

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April 10, 2018


Citizens complain on road closure for MQM’s foundation day

Reporting By: Shahbaz Khan KARACHI: Citizens of Karachi are facing problems due to blockade of roads on account of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s foundation day. The road from Ayesha Manzil to Mukka Chowk was closed on the occasion. “All roads have been closed. How will we reach our homes?” asked a citizen. “We have no issues…

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March 18, 2018


Senator Tahir Mashhadi quits MQM-P

ISLAMABAD: MQM parliamentary leader in the Senate Col (retd.) Tahir Hussain Mashhadi announced Friday he was parting ways with his party. In a press statement, Mashhadi said that he had the honour and privilege of representing the most patriotic, educated, intelligent, patient and wonderful electorate in Pakistan as town nazim, Jamshed Town, Karachi and two…

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March 9, 2018


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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February 20, 2018


‘Bahadurabad group’ reacts to Farooq Sattar’s offer – Watch

Watch reaction from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s ‘Bahadurabad group’ after Dr. Farooq Sattar announced his withdrawal from selection of candidates for upcoming Senate election.

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February 16, 2018


Video: Saleem Shahzad vows to form political party

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London leader, Saleem Shahzad, has reiterated that he will form his own political party, claiming that it will be different from prevailing splinter groups of MQM, Samaa reported Saturday. In Feb this year, he was arrested by police upon his arrival in Karachi from London ending a 24-year self-imposed exile….

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December 2, 2017


Watch: PPP leader says MQM-Pakistan, MQM-Haqiqi, PSP joining forces

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Nabeel Gabol said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Haqiqi and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) are joining forces and will contest the 2018 elections under one electoral symbol.

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September 23, 2017


Ex-MQM leader Saleem Shahzad may form new splinter group

KARACHI: Creating waves in Karachi’s politics, former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London leader, Saleem Shahzad, has said that he may form his own political party, Samaa reported Saturday. “I’m not willing to join any political party, and it’s possible that I launch my own party, as obviously I need a platform that is necessary to raise…

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July 15, 2017


Watch: PSP leader defending MQM’s Hammad Siddiqui

In Samaa talk-show ‘Awaaz’, Anees Advocate, who is a senior leader of Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), is unexpectedly defending Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Hammad Siddiqui, who is booked in 2012 Baldia factory fire case. A key suspect in the factory fire, Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, has recently confessed that he acted on the orders…

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December 21, 2016


MQM lawmaker Farooqui confesses killing dozens, admits role in 12 May carnage

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Kamran Farooqui has confessed his involvement in dozens of killings and role in various incidents of violence in Karachi, Samaa reported Saturday. Farooqui was picked up by law enforcement agencies during a raid on his residence in North Nazimabad on Thursday. He was later handed over to police. Farooqui…

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December 17, 2016


Raza Haroon on MQM internal conflict

Pak Sarzameen Party senior leader Raza Haroon comments on internal conflict in his former party – Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Watch his views…

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September 17, 2016


CM Sindh suspends SSP Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Minutes after detaining Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, senior police officer SSP Rao Anwar was suspended. According to CM House spokesman, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah issued directives to IG Sindh to suspend Rao Anwar on the grounds that he arrested the MQM leader without informing higher authorities. SSP Korangi Noman…

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September 16, 2016


Government decides to seal all MQM offices

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday decided to shut down all offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after party’s violent protests and provocative speeches in Karachi. According to our correspondent, a heavy contingent of the paramilitary Rangers raided the MQM’s headquarters Nine Zero and detained several party’s leaders and activists. Women personnel of the Rangers…

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August 23, 2016


‘MQM passing through hard times’

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, who is also Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly, admits his party is passing through hard times. Watch his views…

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April 18, 2016


Raza Haroon joins Mustafa Kamal’s caravan

KARACHI: Raza Haroon, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s dissident leader and ex-member of the Sindh assembly who arrived in Karachi today, has announced to join Mustafa Kamal’s unnamed political party, Samaa reported. Addressing a press conference along with Mustafa Kamal and others, Raza Haroon said that Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani had taken courageous step on March 3…

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March 14, 2016


Raza Haroon reaches Kamal House

KARACHI: Raza Haroon, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s dissident leader, Monday arrived at the residence of Mustafa Kamal. He is the sixth MQM dissident leader to announce joining Kamal’s caravan. Kamal had arrived in Karachi along with Anees Qaimkhani last week. He slammed the MQM’s top leadership and announced to form a new political party, which is…

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March 14, 2016


MQM to launch ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’ from March 10

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Tuesday announced to launch “Clean Karachi Campaign” from March 10, Samaa reported. Addressing a press conference, MQM senior leader Farooq Sattar said the drive would begin simultaneously in all six districts of the Karachi. “We would work in 12 to 15 union councils on daily basis,” he said. “I would…

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March 8, 2016

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