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Sattar calls for investigation into attack over MQM-P’s gathering

KARACHI: Former convener of Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar has termed cracker attack over MQM-P’s Milad gathering , an open act of terrorism, ARY News reported. Talking to the journalists after inquiring about health of the victims of the blast, that took place in area of Gulistan-e-Johar,  in private hospital, Sattar said that the incident is very concerning and troublesome. He demanded of the Law enforcing agencies (LEAs) to investigate into the matter. Cracker attack over MQM-P’s milad…

Farooq Sattar not a part of MQM-P anymore: Amir Khan

KARACHI: Amir Khan, senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), on Saturday declared that Farooq Sattar does not belong to the party anymore. While speaking to mediamen, Amir Khan categorically said "Farooq Sattar is no longer a part of the MQM-P and should stop using its name and flag." He continued, "I am not answerable for any of his statements." The key leader of MQM-P maintained, “We will present the Karachi case in front of the chief justice." Praising Waseem Akhtar, he said, the Mayor…

4,000 workers hired in ministry under Farooq Sattar on favouritism: sources

KARACHI: At least 4,000 people were recruited in the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis on the basis of favouritism, while former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Farooq Sattar was the federal minister, ARY News reported. Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari has confirmed of the bogus hiring in the ministry and said soon a case would be filed with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in this regard. "These hiring were made…

Bahadurabad group working on ‘minus-two’ formula, claims Sattar

KARACHI: Leader of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, Farooq Sattar, has expressed resentment that a few party leaders have ‘occupied’ Bahadurabad group of the party, ARY News reported. Speaking to media here, Sattar said Amir Khan, Kanwar Naveed Jamil, Faisal Sabzwari and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui were among the leaders who have occupied the Bahadurabad setup of the MQM-P. He said suspension of his party membership was a cowardly decision. “The decision of Rabita Committee is against the party constitution and totally illegal.”…

Farooq Sattar wants inclusion of Karachi projects in CPEC

KARACHI: Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar has suggested that several key projects of Karachi could be included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), ARY News reported. Speaking to media here on Monday, the MQM-P leader said he was disappointed for what he termed the Prime Minister neglecting Karachi based projects during discussions in his recent visit to China. "Important projects like K-IV and a few others could be made part of the CPEC," he suggested. Talking on the…

Farooq Sattar, other MQM leaders indicted in incendiary speech case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday indicted Farooq Sattar, and other Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders in cases related to incendiary speech and attack on the ARY office. The court read out the charges against them, stating that a hate speech was delivered outside the Karachi Press Club in August 2016 and MQM leaders facilitated the provocative speech. The court said that speech challenged the integrity of the country. “The MQM chief then ordered workers to attack a media house.” The leaders of the…

Farooq Sattar, Waseem Akhtar, other MQM-P leaders indicted in hate speech cases

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday indicted MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar, Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar, and other party leaders in as many as 21 identical cases pertaining to hate speeches. The ATC judge read out charges against Farooq Sattar, Waseem Akhtar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Rauf Siddiqui, Qamar Mansoor, Rehand Hashmi and  others. All suspects pleaded innocence and opted to contest the charges. The judge, subsequently, summoned prosecution witnesses on next hearing on November 10 to record their…

Only govt changed not the country, says Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday said only the government was changed but the country had yet to see the change which was promised, ARY News reported. "They had made program for making the government and there was no plan for running the country," he said while talking to a conference here at Karachi Medical and Dental College. He said political and economic justice should be done in the country. Injustice should not be done with offspring of those who created…

Sattar demands fresh intra-party elections, says ‘I saved MQM in Aug 2016’

KARACHI: Senior leader of MQM-Pakistan faction, Farooq Sattar, has demanded immediate holding of intra-party elections to ‘revive’ the party to its original structure. During a press conference here, he said the party operating in the country is currently under ‘difficult situation’. Our party members from Bahadurabad accidentally took away party leadership from me, he added. MPA Kamran Farooq who had joined the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on April 8 this year, was also sitting alongside Sattar at the presser. “Kamran…

Karachi teenage girl’s ‘kidnapping’ mystery solved

KARACHI: Police on Thursday recovered a teenage girl from Karachi's Surjani Town area, hours after her mysterious disappearance from Peer Ilahi Bukhsh Colony area of the city, ARY News reported. The teenager, whose parents had registered a kidnapping case after her disappearance on Wednesday, was recovered along with a male friend from the city's Surjani Town area. The girl's parents had told media that the 15-year-old left school for home but never returned prompting them to approach police and file a kidnapping…