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  • 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”...

    He said that it was a mistake to ‘impose’ Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan in the NA-246 by-election, as the people voted against this policy and not in support of the Muttahida... ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    When asked whether his party invited MQM-H chief...

  • 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...

  • Afaq denies taking money from Zulfikar Mirza

    KARACHI: Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi chief Afaq Ahmed on Tuesday denied that he had ever taken money from former home minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza as alleged in the joint investigation team (JIT) report of Dr Nisar Morai, which was made public on Monday...

    “The JIT will not make any difference on me but I am setting the record straight so that my family and workers could not think that Afaq Ahmed took Rs2...

  • All Mohajir entities should unite for new province, says Afaq

    KARACHI: Mohajir Qau­mi Movement leader Afaq Ahmed on Sunday called for a decisive movement for “urban Sindh province” saying that was the only solution to the decades-old issues being faced by the community...

    He proposed unification of all “pro-Karachi political groups” inviting the Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), besides other Karachi-based political entities, to unite on a single platform...

  • Islamic loan books shift towards profit-sharing in Pakistan, Indonesia

    DUBAI: The make-up of Islamic banks’ loan books is changing in Pakistan and Indonesia with the growing use of profit-sharing contracts that could help Islamic finance win more customers in the two largest Muslim-majority countries...

    Over the past year Pakistan and Indonesia have stepped up efforts to develop their Islamic finance sectors, with regulators and religious scholars addressing criticism that the industry often merely...

  • Shaping histories: The most influential books in Pakistan

    The books listed and reviewed below, all authored by Pakistanis, went on to construct socio-political narratives of large sections of Pakistan’s polity, and also abetted in the shaping of policies of the various governments since the inception of the country in August 1947...

    Abul Aala Mawdudi (1932)[English translation: Towards Understanding Islam (1959)]Pakistan emerged as a Muslim-majority state in 1947...

  • Malik returns in style, Younis in record books as Pakistan take charge

    ABU DHABI: Shoaib Malik hit a fighting hundred to cap an impressive return to Test cricket after five years as he led Pakistan’s charge in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday...

    Malik was unbeaten on 124 for his third Test hundred — his first against England — to guide Pakistan to 286-4 at close on the opening day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium...

  • If Pakistan shuns the term ‘Ancient India’ in its history books, is it entirely to blame?

    A few months ago, I visited a newly-opened museum in Lahore that, along with sections on Partition and the contemporary history of Pakistan, also included an exhibit on its ancient and pre-colonial history...

    It was titled “Ancient Pakistan” and included references to the Indus Valley civilisation, the Mauryan Empire, the Kushan dynasty and even the Khalsa Empire of Ranjit Singh...

  • India could squeeze business to balance books

    NEW DELHI: India’s finance minister wants to present a credible budget this month with realistic targets for tax revenues and asset sales, people involved in the process say, but businesses may end up picking up much of the tab...

    Arun Jaitley is staring at a big revenue shortfall as India again misses an unrealistic target for raising cash from selling off state assets, while sliding commodity prices and exports have dented revenues
  • Books by Haqqi, wife launched

    KARACHI: Two Urdu books, Nawa-i-Saaz Shikan, a collection of ghazals by the late Shanul Haq Haqqi, and Shaheedan-i-Wafa Ka Khun Baha Kia by Salma Haqqi, were launched at the Arts Council on Friday evening...

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