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Valima of Rauf Siddiqui held in Karachi

Rauf Siddiqui, an MQM-Pakistan leader with the Bahadurabad faction, celebrated his Valima which was attended by leaders of the PPP and PSP. Agha Siraj Durrani, Nisar Khuhro and Sharmila Faruqui from the PPP and Anis Qaimkhani, Anees Ahmed Advocate and Waseem Aftab from the PSP were among those who attended. No leaders from the rival…

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Rauf Siddiqui gets married

MECCA: The leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan Abdur Rauf Siddiqui got married with a woman named Sofia here at Mecca. Samaa learnt that the rituals were said by Sheikh Saleh Zain ul Abidin during a simple gathering in Mecca city. Rauf Siddiqui, who would turn 57 on 15th April wedded first time, while the…

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Baldia factory fire: Five years on, perpetrators still at large

KARACHI: Five years on, the perpetrators of the Baldia factory fire in which more than 250 people were burned to death, are still at large.  September 11, 2012 was an ill-fated day for more than 250 workers of Ali Enterprises’ factory where a fire erupted and 260 people burned to their death subsequently. Initially attempts…

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WATCH: Rauf Siddiqui speaks on PS-114 Karachi by-elections

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan leader Rauf Siddiqui speaks on PS-114 Karachi by-elections.

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SHC to hear bail pleas of MQM, PPP leaders on Sept.5

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday adjourned the bail applications by Dr. Asim Hussain, Anees Qaimkhani, Rauf Siddiqui and Qadir Patel in case regarding medical treatment of terrorists till September 5. Dr. Asim Hussain’s counsel Latif Khosa said his client has been handed into police custody after 90-day remand by the Rangers. Requesting the…

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Bail pleas of MQM and PSP leaders rejected, yet again

KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Wednesday rejected the bail pleas filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Rauf Siddiqui and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Anees Qaimkhani in a case against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain. According to our correspondent, the ATC heard the case in which Dr Asim is accused of providing shelter and medical aid…

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Waseem, Rauf arrested over baseless JIT report: MQM

JIT KARACHI: MQM leader Kanwar Naveed has alleged that Waseem Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui have been arrested on the basis of findings of biased JIT. Addressing a hurriedly-called press conference at Nine Zero on Tuesday, Kanwar Naveed said that the arrest of Waseem Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui is a continuation of Karachi operation. “JITs are…

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MQM convenes press conference after arrests

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday convened an urgent press conference to present party’s stance over arrest of Waseem Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui in Dr Asim Hussain case. The two MQM leaders along with Anis Qaimkhani, a senior PSP leader, were arrested moments after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) rejected their interim bail. On the…

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MQM, PSP leaders arrested in Dr Asim case

KARACHI: In a dramatic progress in Dr. Asim Hussain’s corruption case, authorities on Tuesday arrested two senior leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and one from Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) who were accused in the case, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, MQM’s Waseem Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui and PSP’s Anees Qaimkhani were arrested at a local…

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Unrequited handshake

The sore hearts could not get healed even at the occasion of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s funeral prayers. Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Dr. Sagheer held out hand toward former companion Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Rauf Siddiqui. But, what happened next? Watch the video.

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Rauf Siddiqui wishes long life to Farooq Sattar

MQM leader Rauf Siddiqui wished well for the life of Dr. Farooq Sattar, saying, “We wish him a very long life.” “We know that against whom we should lodge an FIR if ‘something’ happens to Farooq Sattar,” Siddiqui said while talking exclusively to SAMAA at Karachi Press Club. What else he said? Watch this video.

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Rauf terms cases against MQM leaders ‘absurd’

Rauf Siddiqui, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, termed cases against the party leaders “unique and absurd”. Watch what he had to say.

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Rauf Siddiqui bristles at Zardari’s aide

MQM’s Dr. Rauf Siddiqui rejected the statement of former Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim Hussain and said, “He is a friend of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari but he names us.”

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ATC extends Rauf Siddiqui’s bail till September 2

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court Saturday extended the interim bail granted to member of the provincial assembly (MPA) Rauf Siddiqui till September 2. Dozens of cases were registered in different police stations of the city against Siddiqui after the MQM chief Altaf Hussain speech against the security institutions. The ATC had granted him protective pre-arrest bail…

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MPA Rauf Siddiqui suspended from MQM membership

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) suspended its Sindh MPA Abdur Rauf Siddiqui from the party’s organizational membership. The Muttahida's Coordination Committee took up this decision in its simultaneous meetings in Karachi and London, saying, “Rauf Siddiqui is thoroughly paralyzed mentally and ideologically. Hence, he is suspended from the party's organizational membership.” The MQM’s central decision-making…

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MQM leader Rauf Siddiqui gets bail in six cases

KARACHI: Rauf Siddiqui, the senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, on Wednesday secured protective bail from the Sindh High Court in six different cases registered against him, Samaa reported. Cases against Siddiqui were registered in police stations of Sohrab Goth, Quaidabad, Super Highway and Gaddap City. Sindh High Court granted bail to the MQM leader…

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MQM leader says factory owners never reported extortion

KARACHI: Responding to a report about the Baldia Town factory arson, former provincial minister for industries, Rauf Siddiqui Friday said that had the owners lodged a complaint about the extortion, the government would have had the culprits thrown in the jail, Samaa reported. “Yes, the bail of the factory owners was cancelled after I had…

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