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MQM founder issue a cause of ‘rift’ between UK and Pakistan: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan says the case of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder is the cause of ‘rift’ between the UK and Pakistan, ARY News reported. Addressing a joint press conference with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Nisar said two had agreements had been reached with the UK government including one that relates to Pakistanis living in the Britain without any relevant documents. The Interior Minister said the two countries discussed sharing of intelligence and exchange of…

Mustafa Kamal claims ‘unprecedented expansion’ of PSP

KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal claims that impression in the country that Muhajir community has obsession with the Mutahidda Qaumi Movement is wrong. “It is a false perception that Muhajir people will not opt for anyone than the MQM,” said Kamal while addressing a gathering in Karachi today. He claimed the people of Karachi voted in large number for PTI – not because of their love for Tehreek-e-Insaf, but for their hatred against the MQM and its founder Altaf Hussain. He said the MQM…

In 2012 I learned about Altaf Hussain’s links with RAW, says Mustafa Kamal

PESHAWAR: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday said that Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain collaborated with the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for 22 years. "In 2012, I came to know about MQM chief's links with RAW. In 2010, Imran Farooq was murdered and Scotland Yard took a number of documents from Imran Farooq's house and translated them. In 2012, Altaf Hussain and Tariq Mir were interviewed and they confessed, after seeing proofs, that they worked with the…

FIA gets green signal to approach Interpol for MQM founder Altaf Hussain’s arrest

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior has approved Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) request to issue a red warrant against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London-based founder Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to ARY News correspondent Zulqarnain Haider,  the request for issuance of red warrant of MQM founder was sent by Sindh government to FIA as courts had declared Altaf Hussain wanted in a number of cases including murder and terrorism. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi had also sought to make MQM…

MQM Pakistan refuses to represent Altaf Hussain in court

KARACHI: The Muttahida Quami Movement - Pakistan on Tuesday barred its legal team from further representing party's founder Altaf Hussain in cases against him in London, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent Rafay Mahmood, the MQM Pakistan after detailed consultation decided to disassociate itself from cases against the MQM founder in London. Sources revealed that the MQM founder still faces several cases in London, including the murder of Dr. Imran Farooq who was killed in London in 2010. In this…

MQM lawmaker blasts proposal to rename Altaf Hussain universities

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker Heer Soho in Sindh Assembly session on Friday criticised a resolution tabled seeking change of the name of the two universities named after the founder of the MQM. The resolution was presented by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman. However, Soho strongly criticised the resolution of calling it 'childish'. She advised Khurram Sher Zaman to be a sensible leader and warned that "we can also bring matters of KP in this house." The PTI member said he…

Bringing Imran Farooq’s murderers to justice UK govt’s responsibility, Nisar tells Lord Nazir

LONDON: Talking to Lord Nazir Ahmed in London, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said that the government of Pakistan has reservations over the issue of founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain. “The British government has legal and moral responsibility to bring to justice those perpetrators who murdered a Pakistani national on British soil,” he told Nazir Ahmed who called on him. Discussing matters concerning Pakistani community in UK, the interior minister said that Pakistani…

MQM founder, Farooq Sattar declared proclaimed absconders

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorist Court on Sunday declared Mutahida Quami Movement founder Altaf Hussain and MQM Pakistan convenor Farooq Sattar along with several other leaders as proclaimed absconders. They directives were issued after they failed to appear in court after which they were declared as proclaimed absconders. The cases pertains to delivering anti-state slogans, sedition and incitement workers after the controversial speech on 22nd August by MQM founder which provoked several workers to attack media houses…

MQM London denies impression of two MQMs

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London on Saturday denied the impression of two MQMs working in the country by saying that there is only on MQM which is working under Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference in Karachi Press Club, leader of the newly-elected London Rabita Committee Prof Hassan Zafar Arif said there was no London or Pakistan faction of MQM. MQM is only one party whose leader is Altaf Hussain, he said. While reading from the press release, he said any conspiracy to finish MQM…

Scotland Yard dismisses money laundering case against MQM’s Altaf Hussain

LONDON: The Scotland Yard on Thursday dismissed a money laundering against Mutahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain and two others over lack of evidence. The case also involved MQM members Muhammad Anwar and Sarfaraz Merchant after the Metropolitan Police recovered large amount of cash at the party headquarters and home in 2014. MQM leader Wasay Jalil tweeted, "We are thankful that Scotland Yard have decided to drop the money laundering case against Altaf Hussain." It's been a great day & we are thankful2…