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MQM’s name, electoral symbol to remain same, say MQM-P leaders

KARACHI: Name of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and party symbol (Kite) will remain the same and this should be clear to all, said MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders on Thursday. "People should understand this loud and clear that MQM's name, manifesto and electoral symbol will remain the same come what may," said MQM-P leader Ameen-ul-Haq while addressing a presser along Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan in Karachi. Referring to MQM-P's alliance with Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), he said they…

Chaudhry Brothers appear before NAB, Dar’s sons skip summons

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and his cousin former Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi – familiarly called as Chaudhry brothers – on Monday appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigators  in a graft case for possessing assets beyond their known sources of income. The duo recorded their statements in the graft case before three-member NAB team. The anti-corruption watchdog’s Lahore chapter had issued notices to Chaudhry brothers to appear before its investigators…

Trump talks North Korea threat in calls with China, Japan leaders

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.: The threat posed by North Korea was a key topic in phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan, along with trade issues, the White House said on Sunday. Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of expected meetings with the leaders of Asia's two biggest economies at a Group of 20 nations summit in Germany later this week. "Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula," the White…

MQM leaders used to take shooting lesssons from Islamabad’s Top Housing Society owner

ISLAMABAD: Videos recovered during the raid on Islamabad's Top Housing Society shows Muttahida Qaumi Movement London (MQM) leaders used to take shooting lessons with the society's owner Moeez Khan, ARY News reported on Monday. Sources say Rangers have also recovered a huge cache of NATO weapons and large amount of foreign currency worth Rs10million during the raid on housing society. Videos recovered during the raid show fugitive MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi taking shooting training with the help of automatic weapons…

Europe’s far-right down but not out

After Austria and the Netherlands, the defeat of France's Marine Le Pen in a presidential run-off is a new blow for the European far-right but its march to power is far from over, analysts warn. Victory appeared tantalisingly close for the 48-year-old, who had hoped to finish on Sunday what her father had failed to achieve in 2002: win the second round and save "the French civilisation" from the clutches of globalisation. Her campaign tapped into fears over high unemployment, immigration and the rising threat of…

ATC approves red warrants to arrest MQM founder, two other leaders through Interpol

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Karachi on Monday gave approval for issuing red warrants to arrest Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder and two other MQM leaders through Interpol, ARY News reported. The MQM founder and other two leaders, MQM Convener Nadeem Nusrat and Suhail Zaidi, are suspected of involvement in the murder case of former managing director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid. The ruling was announced on the basis of evidences provided by the interior ministry. This should…

Pentagon confirms death of two Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: A US strike against a senior Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan in October also killed two other senior operatives, the Pentagon said Monday. The Defense Department had already announced the death of Farouq al-Qahtani, Al-Qaeda's emir for northeastern Afghanistan, who was killed in the October 23 drone strike in Kunar province. On Monday, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed the strike also killed Bilal al-Utabi, Qahtani's deputy, as well as Abd al-Wahid al-Junabi, described as "a senior Al-Qaeda…

Rangers bar MQM workers from entering Jinnah Ground

KARACHI: A large contingent of Rangers and police arrived at MQM stronghold Jinnah Ground, Azizabad, and barred people from entering the ground, for undisclosed reasons. MQM-London coordination committee members were due to arrive at the ground to offer Fateha for deceased party workers, however a large number of law enforcement personnel rushed to the spot and stopped people from visiting the area. MQM leader Sathi Ishaq met with Rangers personnel and told media that women have been allowed to go inside the ground, while…