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  • PSP, MQM-P and Mohajir Qaumi Movement on same page against Altaf Hussain

    The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and Mohajir Qaumi Movement on Monday accepted Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) invitation for a multi-party conference to be held on August 22 — which MQM has termed its 'Day of Deliverance'...

    PSP leader Anees Advocate, while addressing a joint press conference at the party's headquarters in Karachi, said that PSP will join MQM-P in trying to find solutions to Karachi's problems, as well as...

  • Qaumi Zaban’s Jamiluddin Aali edition published

    KARACHI: Urdu literary magazine Qaumi Zaban’s edition dedicated to the late poet and scholar Jamiluddin Aali was launched at the Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu office on Saturday...

    Editor of Qaumi Zaban Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Khan said problems were faced during the publication of such a hefty edition...

  • Mohajir mandate for MQM-P is unbreakable, says Dr Sattar

    MIRPURKHAS: Mutta­hida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Mon­day observed that all sorts of operations carried out against his party in the past failed to break it and any attempt made in future was doomed to failure...

    Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, MQM-P parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izharul Hassan, Amir Khan, and other senior party leaders accompanied him in the visit...

  • MQM walkout over minister’s ‘anti-Mohajir remarks’

    KARACHI: On the 3rd day of general discussion on the 2015-16 budget on Thursday, the day started with a token protest walkout from the session by lawmakers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement when Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani refused to allow MQM parliamentarian Muhammad Hussain to table his resolution against the statement made by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in the National Assembly in which, according to the MQM, he had used offensive language...

  • MQM, Mohajir community inseparable: Dr Sattar

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday said that the MQM and Mohajir community could not be separated and the party would retain its traditional vote bank whenever elections were held...

    Speaking at a press conference at the temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad, Dr Sattar said those doing politics for the Urdu-speaking community could be divided, but the MQM proved that the Mohajir vote remained...

  • The Mohajir mind

    MOST of us living outside of Karachi often find it hard to explain the demi-god status accorded to Altaf Hussain by so many of the city’s ordinary Urdu-speaking residents...

    The most recent sequence of events in Karachi speak to a quite serious power struggle within the organisation, and it now appears to be a question of when rather than if the Pakistan-based party leadership accedes to the so-called ‘minus-one’ formula which...

  • KU students protest cancellation of Mohajir cultural festival

    KARACHI: Scores of Karachi University students under the aegis of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement students’ wing organised a mushaira on the campus in protest against the cancellation of the permission for a Mohajir cultural festival by the university administration on Tuesday...

    Holding banners and placards, they shouted slogans against the administration for what they called its anti-Mohajir actions...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    He said there was no doubt the Muttahida Qaumi Movement will win the elections and Jamaat-i-Islami bag the second position...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    In 2015, both the security agencies and business community had broken the good news to nation that the...

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