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Khwaja Izhar says statements from local govt dept ‘incomprehensible’

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement`’s (MQM-P) Khwaja Izhar ul Hassan has said that the statements made by the local government department were incomprehensible and is catering more to assumptions. According to reports, MQM-P leader and former leader of opposition in Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izhar  also said that there is no proper system set for offal disposal in the metropolis and that he was simply unable to understand the statements made by the provincial ministry of local government. He complained that the local body…

Farooq Sattar opens election office, foresees victory in Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar on Wednesday said that the enthusiasm of people of Karachi shows they will only vote for his party in the upcoming general elections, ARY News reported. Speaking to media after inaugurating an election office in Lines Area, the MQM stalwart said that he has MQM's vote-bank will remain intact and people will only vote for Kite (party's electoral symbol). The Muttahida Qaumi Movemen leader also promised provision of water and health facilities to people of the…

ECP revises MQM-P’s registration with Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as convener

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) formally accepted Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener and registered the party under his name, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent Zahid Mashwani, the ECP, while acting on the petition submitted by MQM's Rabita Committee, revised MQM-P's registration with Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as it's convener. Siddiqui was elected by MQM-P's Rabita Committee as the party's convener after "removal" of his…

MQM-P will not cancel November 5 rally, says Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Wednesday said that his party will not cancel November 5 rally despite whether city administration approves their desired venues or not, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Sattar maintained that his party is not being allowed to conduct a protest rally on Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi despite cooperating with the government. Sattar claimed that he was told that a certain Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) has already booked…

‘Hang me if I am connected to MQM-London’

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Senator Mian Ateeq on Friday said that he is ready to be hanged till death if someone proves he is connected to party's London chapter. "I say, live on television, hang me if I have any connection or contact with MQM-London," Mian Ateeq said while answering a question in ARY News talk show 'Sawal Ye Hai'. MQM Pakistan chapter led by Farooq Sattar, dissociated itself from the party chief’s statements and MQM’s London chapter on August 23, 2016 after then MQM chief Altaf…

Court allows NAB to continue corruption inquiries in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday allowed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue with its inquiries in Sindh province, ARY News reported A division bench headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M. Sheikh was hearing as many as five petitions challenging National Accountability Ordinance (NAB) 1999 Sindh Repeal Act that cancels the applicability of the NAB law in Sindh. The court sought details of corruption cases against members of the provincial assembly, politicians and bureaucrats pending disposal in…

Sindh Assembly to demand resignation of PM Nawaz

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party has decided to table a resolution in Sindh Assembly demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down from his office, ARY News reported on Tuesday. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has already submitted a resolution in the provincial legislature's secretariat seeking resignation of the prime minister in the wake of the findings of the Panama Papers probe. It is being said that MQM-Pakistan- the major opposition party in the provincial assembly-…

Seditious Speech: ATC issues arrest warrants of Farooq Sattar, others

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) on Monday issued arrest warrants of the founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar and MQM-P Leader Shahid Pasha over seditious and provoking speeches case, ARY News reported. The court also directed arrest  of 150 party workers of MQM-P including Khushbakht Shujaat, Ameen ul Haq, Khalid Maqbool and others. Artillery Maidan police station submitted a report in the court, declaring 11 party workers including the chief wanted in cases filed against…

MQM Pakistan decides to work with collective leadership, responsibility: Farooq

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar has said his party has decided to work with a collective leadership and collective responsibility. “We all had developed a personality cult for the founder leader in 35 years. Now, we have decided that we will work with a collective wisdom, collective leadership and collective responsibility,” he said while talking to ARY News program ‘Sawal Yeh Hai’ host at his residence in PIB colony. He said though he was the chief now but he had reserved very low…

Sindh minister asks MQM Pakistan to replace Wasim Akhtar as mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Transport Nasir Hussain Shah on Saturday asked Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan to replace Wasim Akhter with another party leader as mayor of Karachi, ARY News reported. Taking a dig at the mayor Karachi, he said it has been some time since Wasim Akhter was doing lunatic talks. “Since he has been released from jail, his mental condition seems in trouble,” he said adding that Wasim Akhtar was putting all the blame for his failure on the provincial government and giving himself full…