MQM

  • Karachi shutdown over arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain June 4, 2014

    Karachi: Commercial activities in Pakistan's financial hub remained at a standstill on Wednesday as fear and tension continued to grip the city after the arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in London on charges of money laundering. As Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) supporters and workers continued to hold protests and sitins...
  • Pak MQM chief Altaf Hussain arrested in London June 3, 2014

    London/Karachi: Altaf Hussain, Pakistan's powerful MQM leader, was on Tuesday arrested in London on charges of money laundering. Scotland Yard confirmed that a 60yearold man had been arrested from a NorthWest London property on charges of moneylaundering, but declined to disclose the exact identity of the individual for "legal reasons". Officers...
  • Pak: MQM accuses PTI of turning Karachi into a battlefield May 21, 2013

    Karachi: The MQM on Monday accused Pakistan TehreekeInsaaf chief Imran Khan of turning Karachi into a battlefield after the May 11 General Elections, as the war of words between the two political parties intensified. Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Asif Hasnain who has won a National Assembly seat in the elections...
  • Imran to lead protests against party leaders's killing May 20, 2013

    Karachi/Lahore: Cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan will lead protests in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi against the killing of a senior leader of his party for which he has directly blamed MQM chief Altaf Hussain. In a video message released on Sunday, Khan, who is under treatment at the Shaukat Khanum hospital...
  • Pak: PTI leader shot dead, Imran blames MQM chief May 19, 2013

    Karachi: Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has held the chief of Mutthaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) directly responsible for the killing of a senior leader of his party in the city. "I hold Altaf Hussain directly responsible for the murder as he had openly threatened Pakistan TehrikeInsaf workers and leaders through public...
  • Pakistan: JamateIslami alleges vote rigging, boycotts elections May 11, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's rightwing JamaateIslami party on Saturday decided to boycott the general elections for national and provincial assemblies, claiming massive rigging and mismanagement at several polling stations. JamateIslami (JI) decided to withdraw candidates from Karachi and Hyderabad. The party has called a peaceful strike on May 13 to protest against poll...
  • Pakistan: Candidate shot dead, PPP nominee missing on eve of polls May 10, 2013

    Karachi: An independent candidate was on Friday shot dead, while a Pakistan People's Party nominee went missing in the port city of Karachi. Three people, including MQM (Haqiqi)backed independent candidate Shakeel Ahmed, were killed in the shootout between two rival groups, police said. Shakeel had earlier filed nomination papers as a...
  • Pakistan: Four killed in blasts near MQM, PPP offices April 28, 2013

    Islamabad: At least four people were killed and 44 injured in three blasts that occurred in Pakistan's Karachi city near offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Saturday night, Geo News reported. In one of the incidents, at least two people were killed and...
  • Musharraf set to return to Pakistan on Sunday March 23, 2013

    Karachi: After remaining in selfexile for over four years, Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will return home on March 24 to participate in historic elections in May. Musharraf, 69, will be flying from Dubai to Karachi where his supporters are planning to give him a rousing welcome. Clearing the...
  • Jinnah took oath of allegiance to King George: MQM January 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, also called "QuaideAzam", had a British passport and took an oath of allegiance to British King George VI after assuming charge as the first governorgeneral of independent Pakistan, a politician has said. Defending public criticism for holding dual nationality, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief...
  • Will target Pak's secular parties, warns Taliban December 11, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said that it will carry out more attacks on the country's 'secular' political parties like the Awami National Party and Muttahida Quami Movement, warning people to stay away from their rallies, a day after a blast outside an ANP gathering injured about 10 people. TehrikeTaliban Pakistan...
  • Gilani complies with opposition's demands January 9, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday accepted a list of demands by the main opposition, further driving back the spectre of a looming political crisis in the country. The Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN), headed by former twotime prime minister Nawaz Sharif, had started a 72hour clock on...
  • MQM to return to PPPled coalition in Pak January 7, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's fragile Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)led federal government got a lifeline on Friday when its biggest ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced its return to the coalition after its demands like the rollback of petrol prices were met. But the MQM leaders, who held crunch talks with Prime Minister Yousuf...
  • Gilani turns to PMLN, PMLQ to avert crisis January 3, 2011

    Lahore: In a desperate move to shore up support for his tottering government, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday met top leaders of the two opposition PMLN and PLMQ parties, as clamour mounted for his resignation. The attempts to reach out to the dominant opposition party, the Nawaz Sharifled...
  • Pak govt in crisis as key ally MQM pulls out January 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)led coalition was dealt a severe blow, after a key ally the MQM pulled out on Sunday. The MQM, which had pulled its two ministers out of the federal cabinet last month, announced its decision to quit the nearly threeyearold coalition following meetings...
  • Pak politician murdered outside his London home September 17, 2010

    London: Imran Farooq, a leader of the proMusharraf Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) party, was stabbed to death on Thursday evening. The police said they were called to reports of a serious assault in Green Lane, Edgware in North London and found a 50yearold Asian male suffering from multiple stab wounds and...
  • Pakistan PM rejects threat of military coup September 16, 2010

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday rejected rumours about a change of the government in Pakistan, saying that the ruling coalition led by his party and the parliament would protect democracy. Gilani described the rumours about a change in the political dispensation as mere speculation. The government and the...
  • 47 dead in Pak riots after MQM leader's murder August 3, 2010

    Karachi: Gunning down of a MQM lawmaker sparked bloody rioting in Pakistan's port city of Karachi as protesters went on a rampage torching vehicles, shops and houses leading to the death of at least 47 people. Over 123 people were injured in the violence which began on Monday night after motorcycleborne...
  • Karachi tense, toll in political killings now 37 May 21, 2010

    Karachi: Karachi remained tense Friday as the toll in three days of politicalethnic killings rose to 37 and at least eight vehicles were set ablaze overnight in various parts of the metropolis. Shops in major markets as well as petrol pumps were closed and traffic suspended in the Nazimabad, North Nazimabad,...
  • 27 killed, many injured in ethnic clashes in Karachi April 30, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 27 people were killed and around three dozen injured in ethnic violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police and health officials said on Thursday. The clashes between activists of ethnic Urduspeaking Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the minorityPashtun population erupted on Wednesday when gunmen shot dead...
  • Blog from Pak: MQM's Altaf vindicates Zardari's role August 22, 2008

    The author of the article, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, is a close friend and advisor of PPP CoChairman, Asif Ali Zardari as he was of the late Pakistan prime minister, Benazir Bhutto. He is the UK High Commissioner from Pakistan and has also written Benazir Bhutto's last will. The views and...
  • Zardari favourite as Pak PM but Fahim won't give up March 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The political scenario in Pakistan appears to be beset by many a twist and turn. Confusion, however, persists over who will be the next Prime Minister. While the man whom many are calling the next Prime Minister, Asif Ali Zardari, talks of a new beginning, there was much speculation and...
  • Bhutto's PPP, Sharif's PMLN lead in Pak polls February 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Counting is on in Pakistan, where elections for its national and provincial assemblies were held on Monday. Early trends in Pakistans votecount show that so far there is no clear winner, though former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party appears to have taken a narrow lead, according to preliminary...
  • 30 Mins: Pak leaders rule from UK May 19, 2007

    The streets of Karachi became a battleground between supporters and opponents of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a battle between supporters of the PML led by Nawaz Sharif, now in London, and the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM). But were the people fighting in Karachi puppets, with strings in the hands of...