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Posts tagged "Wasim Akhtar" (Page 3)

Controversy over oath-taking of Karachi mayor

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Waseem Akhtar was sworn in as new Mayor of Karachi amid controversy on how he will be running city’s affairs from prison, Samaa reported. All sessions judges in Karachi had refused to administer the oath to Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Karachi mayor and deputy mayor – Waseem Akhtar and Arshad Vohra –…

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August 30, 2016


Arshad Vohra’s explanations on unknown call

KARACHI: Arshad Vohra, who was elected as Deputy Mayor of Karachi, was seen mumbling and interrupting the press talk of Mayor-elect Wasim Akhtar in Karachi. Speaking to SAMAA on the issue, Vohra claimed that he was receiving phone calls from different TV channels, parliamentarians and business leaders for interview. When pressed by SAMAA’s senior anchorperson…

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August 24, 2016


May 12 carnage: Waseem Akhtar dares govt to try Musharraf for treason

KARACHI: Karachi mayor-elect Wasim Akhtar on Wednesday dared the government to bring former military ruler Pervez Musharraf back to Pakistan and try him for treason in connection with the May 12 carnage. The mayor-elect made this demand while speaking to media persons after his election as mayor of Karachi. He expressed his gratitude to the…

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August 24, 2016


Wasim Akhtar elected as Karachi mayor

The megacity of Karachi Wednesday elected as mayor a politician who is currently in jail on sedition and terrorism charges, a day after the leader of his party was charged with treason. Waseem Akhtar, a former minister and parliamentarian of the influential Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), won the mayoral poll by a landslide with 196…

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August 24, 2016


MQM’s Akhtar at bay from mayorship

Dream of MQM’s mayor-designate Waseem Akhtar seems to remain unrealized as anti-terrorism court (ATC) dismissed his request to appear before the returning officer in Election Commission to submit his nomination papers on Friday. Interested to know more? Watch this video report.

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August 5, 2016


Wasim Akhtar tells secret without torture

How MQM leader and nominated mayor of Karach, Wasim Akhtar spoke all the secret to police? SSP Malir, Rao Anwar, told the story. Watch Video

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July 30, 2016


Wasim Akhtar condemns “fake” confession reports

KARACHI: Karachi mayor-designate and senior MQM leader Wasim Akhtar has strongly denied claims that he has made any confessions about his alleged role in May 12 mayhem, which had left 50 people in Karachi in 2007. According to a press statement issued by the MQM media cell, Wasim Akhtar himself wrote a letter from prison…

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July 27, 2016


Wasim Akram’s comments about PSL journey

Former Pakistan captain and Islamabad United Director Wasim Akram said that he was thrilled over successful journey of Pakistan Super League. Watch his interview.

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February 23, 2016


Karachi mayoral candidate in a fix

Different courts in Karachi have recently issued arrest warrants for Wasim Akhtar in almost two dozen cases. The MQM is all set to get its candidate elected after sweeping local government elections in urban centers of Sindh including Karachi. Watch this report to know what he is doing to get bail in the cases before…

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January 7, 2016


MQM announces candidates for mayor, deputy mayor

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has formally announced nomination of Wasim Akhtar as Karachi mayor. Nadeem Nusrat, a senior leader of the party, said in a statement that Wasim Akhtar and Arshad Vohra would be MQM’s nominees for the election of mayor and deputy mayor in Karachi. He warned of strong protest if Karachi…

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December 15, 2015


Key MQM leaders arrive in London

LONDON: Vital leaders of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) arrived in London to be part of consultations to decide the names for mayor slots in Karachi and Hyderabad. It should be mentioned here that the party’s top command summoned Dr. Farooq Sattar, Nasreen Jalil and Wasim Akhtar to London to hash out the post Local Government…

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December 10, 2015


Key MQM leaders summoned to London

KARACHI: Several vital leaders of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) have been summoned to London to hash out the situation of Karachi, SAMAA reported on Wednesday. The leaders who will head to London are Dr. Farooq Sattar, Nasreen Jalil and Wasim Akhtar. The sources said the party’s top leadership will discuss the prevalent situation in the metropolis with…

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December 9, 2015


MQM takes out rally against workers’ arrest

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) took out a rally against what it said arrest of its workers by law enforcement agencies. The rally led by senior MQM leaders Dr Farooq Sattar, Wasim Akhtar and others set out for Karachi’s Red Zone to lodge protest on Thursday evening outside the Rangers Headquarters against raids on…

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November 26, 2015


Two FIRs lodged against MQM’s Wasim Akhtar

KARACHI: As many as two cases have been lodged against Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Wasim Akhtar in two different police stations of Karachi in Saturday’s wee hours. SAMAA received the copy of the FIR. The charges against the MQM leader include violation of Telegraph Act, incitement to violence against national secret agencies, provocative oratories…

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October 3, 2015

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