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  • Hussain, The Weaver revives Shah Hussain’s poetry

    Their new play Hussain, The Weaver based on the poetry of great Sufi poet from Lahore, Shah Hussain or Madhoo Lal Hussain, was an exceptionally good production...

    He is otherwise associated with Waris Shah Parya Parchar Committee that conducts research on the life and works of Shah Hussain...

  • Judoka Shah Hussain to be Pakistan's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

    KARACHI: Judoka Shah Hussain will be Pakistan's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, kicking off in Rio De Janeiro from August 5, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director Akhtar Ganjera told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    Traditionally, the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team used to lift the national flag at the Games...

  • MQM-Pakistan condemns Altaf Hussain's 'appeal' to Modi

    The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Saturday responded to a video statement issued by Altaf Hussain in which Hussain sought the Indian prime minister's 'help', saying those who love Pakistan had no right to ask Narendra Modi for assistance...

    MQM Pakistan also stated that the whole fiasco was concocted as a conspiracy to cast doubt over mohajirs' love and dedication to Pakistan...

  • Broadcast of Altaf Hussain's images, speeches banned by LHC

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Additional Attorney-General Naseer Ahmed Bhutta to implement a ban on the broadcast of images and speeches of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain across all electronic and print media till further orders...

    A petition filed by Advocate Aftab Virk in the LHC earlier this year pleaded that the 'anti-army'...

  • Shafqat Hussain to be hanged on June 9

    KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Monday issued death warrant for condemned prisoner Shafqat Hussain, and ordered his execution on June 9...

    Take a look: FIA inquiry concludes Shafqat ‘wasn’t a minor’According to the text of the report, seen by Dawn, a three-member Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) inquiry team, led by Deputy Director Gulfam Nasir Warraich, had found “absolutely no contradiction in the record (which...

  • Money laundering case: Altaf Hussain's bail extended till July

    LONDON: London police has extended Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's bail till July 9, 2015 after he was interviewed for more than five hours by investigating officers on Tuesday...

    Party workers should remain peaceful during the course of investigation,” said Altaf Hussain while coming out of the police station, DawnNews reported...

  • UN experts make last ditch efforts to save Shafqat Hussain

    KARACHI: A group of United Nations human rights experts, in a last ditch effort, urged the Pakistani authorities on Friday to halt the execution of Shafqat Hussain — scheduled for June 9, 2015 — who was convicted for a crime reportedly committed as a child...

    Hussain was first due to be executed in March 2015, but the execution was stayed while the authorities conducted an inquiry into his age at the time when the crime was committed...

  • Hussain and Hassan Nawaz’s deadline to surrender ends

    In the proclamation, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz were asked to surrender and join the proceedings in the three references — Flagship Investment, Al-Azizia and Avenfield properties...

    Mr Sharif’s counsel had sought a joint trial, arguing that the main allegation in all three corruption references was same — that the assets under the names of Hassan and Hussain Nawaz were actually owned by Mr Sharif...

  • Shafqat Hussain executed at Karachi Central Jail

    KARACHI: Death-row prisoner Shafqat Hussain was hanged to death at the Karachi Central Prison in the wee hours of Tuesday, after his hanging was postponed on four previous occasions this year, DawnNews reported...

    Death warrants for Shafqat Hussain were issued for the third time on April 24 after an executive inquiry by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) concluded he was 23 years of age when the punishment was handed down...

  • Shafqat Hussain hanging postponed for fourth time

    KARACHI: Death-row prisoner Shafqat Hussain was given a last-minute reprieve after his execution was stayed a fourth time late Monday night, sources at Karachi Central Prison told Dawn...

    International bodies such as Amnesty International and United Nations have also been pressuring authorities into halting Shafqat Hussain's execution...

  • Five European countries want Shafqat Hussain’s execution stopped

    KARACHI: Foreign diplomats of five European countries called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday and urged him to stop the execution of death row prisoner Shafqat Hussain...

    A delegation comprising the diplomats of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland drew the attention of the CM towards the case of Shafqat Hussain and urged him not to treat his case like any other terrorism case...

  • Altaf Hussain is a traitor and should be hanged, says Sindh home minister

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain is a traitor like arrested Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and should be handed a death sentence as well, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial said while addressing a ceremony in Karachi on Tuesday...

    Sial said the Sindh government has already written to the federal government asking it to issue red warrants for Hussain...

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