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  • MQM's former KTC chief Hammad Siddiqui declared absconder by ATC

    KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday declared the former chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Karachi Tanzeemi Com­mittee (KTC), Hammad Siddiqui, as absconder pertaining to a case involving a gun attack on the rally of a nationalist party...

    Read: Spotlight on MQM 'Muscle body'An anti-terrorism court had issued a warrant for the arrest of Hammad Siddiqui, and others in a case pertaining to the gun attack, according...

  • No to minus-one, MQM-Pakistan: London-based MQM leadership

    Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif of the London-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement said on Saturday that there was no such thing as MQM-Pakistan, adding that the party could not even conceive the idea of a minus-one formula...

    He added that not only was the MQM chief's apology not accepted, senior MQM leaders based in Karachi betrayed him...

  • Altaf Hussain is MQM and MQM is Altaf: Wasay Jalil

    Jalil brushed aside the ‘minus-one formula’ and said “Altaf Hussain is MQM and MQM is Altaf Hussain”...

    The statement comes in connection with the news reports that MQM is planning to present a resolution in National Assembly in which the party will seek a ban on certain political leaders, including Altaf Hussain, who have issued anti-Pakistan statements...

  • MQM condemns RAW activities in Pakistan

    KARACHI: In what appears to be an attempt to appease the establishment, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement has condemned the Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and other foreign powers for what it called trying to destabilise Pakistan by creating a law and order situation here...

    The MQM, which recently came under a barrage of criticism after its chief Altaf Hussain made some controversial remarks, which he later clarified...

  • An uneasy coexistence: Altaf & MQM-Pakistan

    While Muttahida Qaumi Movement supremo Altaf Hussain has accepted the decision of his Karachi-based coordination committee to operate the party from Pakistan and formally surrendered all powers to them, uncertainty prevails in the rank and file about the future role of the London-based leader as many think the success of the soft revolt led by Dr Farooq Sattar hinges on the treatment his cadre gets from the military establishment... ...

  • UK asks Pakistan to share evidence of extortion against MQM

    There are another 12 accounts in the name of the MQM (UK)...

    The British police have been investigating the MQM for several years but the pace of their investigations has markedly picked up since a meeting in London in April between Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and British Home Secretary Theresa May...

  • Farooq Sattar sidelines Altaf: 'MQM will operate only from Pakistan'

    KARACHI: Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar for the first time has said that his party should operate from Pakistan alone, an apparent reference to the leadership of MQM under Altaf Hussain who controls the party from London...

    The press conference was held a day after protesters, alleged to be MQM workers, attacked the office of ARY News...

  • MQM leader Saleem Shahzad arrested at Karachi airport upon return to Pakistan

    Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London leader Saleem Shahzad was arrested at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport upon his return to Pakistan on Monday after 24 years away from the country, Senior Superintendent Police Malir Rao Anwar confirmed to DawnNews...

    Shahzad, a founding member of the MQM, had been living in London since 1992 and announced his return on Twitter on Sunday...

  • MQM-Pakistan stages first big show at Nishtar Park

    KARACHI: In the first show of power since taking over the reins of the party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar said on Friday that the people of Karachi had endorsed his Aug 23 decision to part ways with London-based supremo Altaf Hussain and his international secretariat...

    Friday’s public meeting was the first show of strength since MQM’s local leadership had dissociated itself from Mr Hussain following his...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    According to a statement issued by MQM-P, "it is a well-known fact that Narendra Modi is not only known as the 'butcher of Gujrat', but is also notorious for his anti-Muslim policies...

  • MQM-P vows to run pro-Pakistan campaign abroad

    KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan rejected on Tuesday a so-called ‘Free Karachi’ campaign being run in the United States and vowed to initiate a counter drive abroad...

    “We will not allow Nadeem Nusrat to conspire against Pakistan or Karachi,” said MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar while referring to the US-based former convener of the once-unified MQM, who is also the main spokesman for the ‘Free Karachi campaign’...

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