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MQM-P infighting disheartening activists, says Khawaja Izharul Hassan

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Saturday said the party infighting is disheartening the activists, particularly those in jails.  Talking to media here, the MQM-P MPA admitted that mistrust between the two groups exists and the efforts are being made to reunite the groups. Taking exception to defiant Amir Khan-led group’s objections over party office, Hassan while offering mediator's role, said the residence of Dr Farooq Sattar had previously been used temporarily as the…

Handwritten note details November 8 agreement between MQM-P and PSP

KARACHI: A handwritten note obtained by ARY News reveals the four-point agenda upon which rival parties Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) agreed before the announcement of an alliance on November 8. The note, purportedly written by MQM-Pakistan's Khawaja Izharul Hassan states that "in the larger interest of city and province" and to save Karachi's mandate from the division, the two parties have decided to "unite". "God Willing, the leadership of the two parties will contest the upcoming general…

Ansar ul Shariah mostly comprises highly educated militants, reveals Chief

KARACHI: The head of militant group behind recent killings of policemen and assassination attempt on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan has made startling revelations during interrogation, informed sources told ARY News on Wednesday.  Ansar ul Shariah chief Shehryar – alias Dr Abdullah Hashmi – told the investigators that Ansar ul Shariah was formed back in 2015 and made several attempts to link the group with global terror outfit Al-Qaeda after establishing contacts with one of…

Four ‘terrorists’ killed as police hunt mastermind of Izharul Hassan attack

KARACHI: Four suspected terrorists, including the one involved in an attack on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousifzai, were allegedly shot dead in a shootout as police hunted 'the escaped mastermind' of the attack on MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Monday. A policeman was martyred while another received bullet injuries when a terror suspect, who was behind the attack on the MQM leader, opened fire on them during a gun battle in Kaneez Fatima Society, according to SSP Malir Rao Anwar. He said the police mounted…

Chief Minister visits Izharul Hassan, assures culprits’ arrest soon

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali on Monday visited Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan who had come under an armed attack on the first day of Eidul Azha. Speaking to media during the visit of the residence of Khawaja Izhar, the chief minister condemned the attack on the MQM leader and said efforts were underway to arrest those behind it. He added he was sad over the killing of a policeman and child in the incident. Shah said despite manpower constraints, MQM leaders have been provided…

Slain assailant who attacked Khawaja Izharul Hassan identified

KARACHI: The slain assailant – who allegedly shot at Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P) senior leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan – has been identified as Ahsan, ARY News reported on Sunday. The Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) footage of the incident available with ARY News shows that the assailant was subjected to torture by citizens before being killed by the police. The authorities have identified him as Ahsan, an engineer by profession and resident of Sohrab Goth area of the metropolis. Following his identification, the Law…

MQM’s Khawaja Izhar escapes assassination attempt, two killed

KARACHI –Senior leader Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan escaped an assassination attempt, but his security guard and passer-by lost his life in the ambush. The assailants launched the attack when the MQM lawmaker, who is also the Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly, was leaving a mosque after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayers early Saturday morning in Buffer Zone area. A teenager, said to be 14-year-old, lost his life alongside the security guard of Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan. Five…

Waseem Akhtar released from prison, visits Quaid’s mausoluem

KARACHI: Waseem Akhtar, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and mayor of Karachi was finally released from prison on Wednesday after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted bail in terror facilitation case, the last of 39 cases against him. He was welcomed by a large number of party workers and supporters gathered outside the Karachi Central Prison to welcome him. He waas received by MQM leader's Farooq Sattar, Faisal Sabzwari. Amir Khan and Rauf Siddiqui while party workers showered petals to welcome him. Akhtar along…

Kamal bemoans govt inaction against MQM chief

KHAIRPUR/KARACHI: Head of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal on Monday sought explanation from the government for not taking action against the chief Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), while Khawaja Izharul Hassan says that no one will be allowed to forcibly take hold of Karachi, ARY News reported.