Muttahida Qaumi

  • 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...
  • World View: Pakistan elections 2013 May 18, 2013

    Nawaz Sharif's PMLN bagged 125 of the 272 directly elected seats in Pakistan's National Assembly but fell short of a majority and is poised to form a government with support of independents and smaller parties. ...
  • MQM boycotts repolling in a Karachi constituency May 18, 2013

    Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Friday announced that it would boycott the repolling at 43 polling stations of the National Assembly constituency 250. MQM's senior leader Reza Haroon told a press conference that the decision to boycott the repolling was taken by the party high command as it...
  • Pakistan polls: Attempt to scare voters May 10, 2013

    Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: Pakistan's historic elections May 11, 2013

    Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. ...
  • Pak to go to polls today; coalition government likely May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. Sixty threeyearold Nawaz Sharifled PMLN is widely tipped to...
  • Pakistan: 10 injured as bomb expodes near MQM office May 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Ten persons were injured when a bomb went off near a campaign office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks by the Taliban targeting liberal political parties ahead of the May 11, 2013 polls. The bomb...
  • Pakistan polls: MQM candidate shot dead in Sindh April 11, 2013

    Islamabad: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, who was a candidate for Pakistan's upcoming polls, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Sindh province on Thursday, police said. Two gunmen, who were riding a motorcycle, shot at Fakhrul Islam outside his home in Halanaka area of Hyderabad city this afternoon. Islam...
  • I'm proud of Kargil operation, says Pervez Musharraf March 28, 2013

    Islamabad/Karachi: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said he was "proud of the Kargil operation", during which Pakistani troops had crossed the Line of Control and occupied positions on the Indian side in 1999. Musharraf made the remarks when he was asked about criticism of his role in the...
  • Nitish Kumar sets out for weeklong tour of Pak November 9, 2012

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday left for a weeklong tour of Pakistan at the invitation of chief ministers of Punjab and Sind provinces of the neighbouring country. He left for Delhi on Thursday morning from where he would fly to Pakistan via Dubai on Friday, officials in...
  • Blow for Pak govt, MQM parts ways December 28, 2010

    Islamabad: The ruling coalition in Pakistan led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has suffered a major setback as another of its key ally, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), decided to part ways with the government. "The reservations of the party have not been addressed and we are forced to make...
  • Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi, 27 killed April 30, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 27 people were killed and around three dozen injured in ethnic violence in Pakistan's 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 two MQM supporters in...
  • 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...
  • Pakbased Taliban makes hitlist, security beefed up July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Pakistani Taliban has prepared a hit list of 300high profile figures. Among those that could be targeted are the leadership of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, Awami National Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement and antiTaliban Shia and Sunni clerics, said source close to an intelligence agency. Personnel from intelligence...