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  • Afaq Ahmed steps down from MQM-H chairmanship over abysmal showing

    Accepting responsibility for the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi's (MQM-H) abysmal performance in the July 25 elections, party Chairman Afaq Ahmed announced on Friday that he will step down from the party's leadership...

    Afaq, addressing a press conference in Karachi, said that it is now time for MQM-H to choose a new leadership...

  • Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui removed as Karachi commissioner

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday removed Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui from his post and ordered Hyderabad Division Commissioner Asif Hyder Shah to take the additional charge of the vacant post...

    Official sources confirmed that a notification ordering Siddiqui's removal and Shah's appointment has been issued...

  • Afaq slams Altaf

    KARACHI: Afaq Ahmed, the chief of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi, condemned a recent controversial speech by Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain and said that only his party had the solution to the “Altaf’s anti-state politics”...

    According to a press release, Mr Ahmed was addre­s­sing a workers’ convention here...

  • Afaq slams MQM chief

    KARACHI: Mohajir Qaumi Movement chairman Afaq Ahmed on Monday condemned the Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief’s latest speech and said the whole community should not be punished for the crimes of Altaf Hussain...

    Speaking at a press conference at his Defence residence, Mr Ahmed demanded the authorities that the Muttahida chief be declared a state enemy and his party be banned immediately...

  • Afaq invites MQM-P groups to attend his public meeting in Liaquatabad on 6th

    KARACHI: While some elements within the Bahadurabad and PIB groups of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan have been trying to persuade both the factions to hold a joint public meeting in Liaquatabad on May 5, Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi chief Afaq Ahmed jumped into the political fray on Wednesday by inviting the two MQM-P groups to his public meeting scheduled to be held on May 6...

    On Tuesday, Dr Farooq Sattar of the PIB group...

  • UAE hands over MQM’s ex-leader Hammad Siddiqui to Pakistan

    KARACHI: Former Mutt­ahida Qaumi Movement leader Hammad Siddiqui, who was arrested in Dubai around two months ago, was handed over to Pakistan by UAE authorities, a private news channel claimed on Friday...

    Quoting unnamed sources, Geo News said that the “deportation” of Mr Siddiqui, a key suspect in the 2012 Baldia factory fire in which over 250 labourers were killed, was conducted not through standard operating procedures, but by...

  • Hammad Siddiqui, five others declared PO in rally attack case

    KARACHI: Hammad Siddiqui, an expelled leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and five others were on Tuesday declared proclaimed offenders in a case of attack on a rally in 2012 that had left six participants dead and nine others wounded...

    Siddiqui, a former in charge of the party’s Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC), had moved to the UAE in 2013 after the MQM expelled him for violating discipline...

  • Ali J. Siddiqui appointed special assistant to PM Abbasi

    Siddiqui has been appointed as a special assistant to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with immediate effect, according to a Cabinet Division notification issued Wednesday...

    Siddiqui, chairman of JS Bank Ltd and JS Private Equity Management, is the son of Jahangir Siddiqui, a businessman and philanthropist...

  • Rauf Siddiqui summoned in Baldia factory fire case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court summoned on Thursday Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Rauf Siddiqui for Nov 28 to attend the hearing of an application seeking his inclusion in the Baldia factory fire case as an accused...

    However, he maintained that there was still sufficient evidence available against Rauf Siddiqui to connect him with the commission of the crime and asked the court to summon him as an accused to face the trial... ...

  • Baldia factory fire accused Hammad Siddiqui arrested in Dubai

    Hammad Siddiqui, the former head of the MQM’s Karachi Tanzeemi Committee who left the country in May 2013, was arrested in Dubai after Interpol reportedly issued a red notice for his arrest earlier this year...

    According to media reports, the Pakistan government was in touch with the UAE authorities for bringing Siddiqui back to the country...

  • ATC summons MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui in Baldia factory fire case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Saturday summoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Rauf Siddiqui asking him to appear in court on Nov 4 in the Baldia factory fire case...

    The court has dismissed the owners’ plea for factory’s possessionThe judge also issued a notice to MQM lawmaker Siddiqui to appear along with his lawyer in court on Nov 4 to respond to an application of the prosecution...

  • Journalist Taha Siddiqui's case shifted to cybercrime circle

    ISLAMABAD: The investigating officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), accused of harassing journalist Taha Siddiqui, informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that he had become irrelevant to the case as it had been transferred to the cyber crime circle...

    FIA’s deputy director Noman Ashraf Bodla in a written reply to the IHC in response to Siddiqui’s petition said he was tasked to probe the activities of Siddiqui on social...

  • Arrest warrant for Hammad Siddiqui issued

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court issued on Tuesday a warrant for the arrest of a former chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Karachi Tanzeemi Com­mittee, Hammad Siddiqui, and others in a case pertaining to a gun attack on the rally of a nationalist party...

    Police submitted a charge sheet against the detained suspect and showed Hammad Siddiqui, Waris, Mohammad Shan and others as absconding accused in the case...

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