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Altaf Hussain

Altaf Hussain is a famous exiled Pakistani politician currently lives in Britain. Hussain’s large and extended family was amongst the millionsof Indian citizens who emigrated to the newly formed Pakistan, collectively referred to as Muhajir.

After he finished his university degrees and spent a year working as a trainee, he entered politics, determined to advocate for his fellow Muhajirs, who felt cheated and left out from important roles in the government. Following the creation of his own Muhajir political party, Hussain soon fell afoul of the divisive and often violent political situation in his homeland, and hundreds of his fellow party members died in clashes with government forces.

Eventually forced to flee to Great Britain, he has retained political control of his party and home city, back in Pakistan. Despite being exiled for more than 20 years, he continues to play a dominant role in his home nation’s politics via telephonic addresses to large rallies. Following serious criminal accusations and allegations of connections to terrorism, he has been arrested numerous times.

As his home country of Pakistan struggles to find its democratic footing, Hussain remains a divisive figure, the beloved hero of the Muhajir community and the avowed enemy of much of the ruling elite

Attack on PSP office: case registered against MQM founder, six others

KARACHI: Police on Tuesday registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain and six others for attacking on a Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) office in which two people had been killed and two others sustained bullet wounds in Karachi. According to the details, MQM-London's Nadeem Ahsan, Sufyan Yousif, Qasim Ali Raza and others were nominated in the case. The case number 368 was registered under the clauses of terrorism, murder and attempt of murder in Rizvia Police Station, Karachi. The PSP…

CJP Nisar Warns loan defaulters against illegal waivers

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court advised option to 222 loan defaulters to either pay 75% of the principal amount they had borrowed from the national bank or face banking court trials. At the hearing of a suo motu case related to illegal waivers of loans amounting to Rs54 billion a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, suggested two options to defaulters — either pay 75% of the principal amount or face investigation by the banking courts. Justice Nisar said, "Every penny will be…

Bilawal sees ‘another Altaf Hussain’ in Imran Khan

 KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said that it was not his party but Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which compromised on its position while voting for "PPP-backed candidates" during election for chairman and deputy chairman slots in Senate, ARY News reported. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEOS "PPP does not believe in politics of exclusivity,  we cooperate with other parties in parliament, Imran Khan compromised on his position (of not partnering with PPP or PML-N), not us,"…

Arshad Vohra, Babar Ghauri used KKF account to send money to Altaf Hussain, court told

KARACHI: Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra and other MQM leaders including Babar Ghauri used to send Pakistani and Indian funds to MQM founder Altaf Hussain in London, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told a court on Tuesday. FIA had registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder in connection with money laundering charges at the department’s state bank circle. The petitioner accused the party leaders of transferring money to Altaf Hussain’s account using Khildmat-e-Khalq Foundation, MQM's charity…