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MQM-P files defamation lawsuit against Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Now the rifts have reached to a new level where Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has filed a defamation lawsuit against his own former convener Farooq Sattar on Friday. According to details, senior leader of MQM-P Kunwar Naveed Jamil said, despite being granted multiple chances, Sattar did not refrain from his "cheap tactics." He lambasted that Sattar will have to tender an apology for leveling baseless allegations against the MQM-P leaders, else he is to pay Rs500 million as fine. Nevertheless,…

Karachi mayor among 21 indicted in May 12 mayhem case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted 21 accused, including Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, in a case pertaining to the May 12, 2007 riots in the port city. The ATC had taken up one of the four cases, (86/2007), related to the carnage that resulted in the killing of around 50 people and injuries to many more. The judge read out charges against the suspects present in the courtroom. They pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the charges. The court, hence, summoned prosecution witnesses for depositions…

CJP orders oil tankers’ body to move to Zulfiqarbad terminal within 15 days

KARACHI: “After 15 days, no tanker should be parked in Shireen Jinnah Colony,” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said while ordering oil tanker owners’ body to shift to Zulfiqarabad Terminal. Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, officials of the oil tanker owners' association appeared before the Chief Justice who was hearing the case pertaining to oil tankers parking at Shireen Jinnah Colony, at Karachi registry of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “Zulfiqarabad terminal has been inaugurated a year ago but oil tankers’ owners are not…

Ramazan traffic plan unveiled to cope with gridlocks

KARACHI: A special traffic plan has been devised to cope with frequent gridlocks that appear across different areas of Karachi during the holy month of Ramazan. According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Imran Yaqoob, the heavy traffic routes have been divided into five categories under the newly revised traffic plan. The first sector has been marked from Tower to Quaidabad, second from Eidgah Chowk to Sohrab Goth, third from Guru Mandar to Power House Roundabout, fourth from Siemens Roundabout to Mawach Goth,…

CM Sindh, others meet Dawoodi Bohra community’s spiritual leader

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Governor Muhammad Zubair, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar and city mayor Waseem Akhtar met Dawoodi Bohra community’s spiritual leader Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin who is currently in the city to observe Muharram here, ARY News reported. Dr Saifuddin had arrived in Pakistan from India on Sept 15 to spend the initial mourning days of Muharram in Pakistan. The CM, Governor Sindh, and MQM leaders met the spiritual leader and participated…