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MQM’s Amir Khan appears before SHC in murder case

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader, Amir Khan, appeared before the Sindh High Court today in a murder case he is facing for more than a decade, ARY News reported. Khan had filed appeal against his involvement in the murder of the MQM workers. During the hearing today, the SHC bench granted Khan's counsel and prosecution time to prepare for the case till December 24. Amir Khan was sentenced to 10-year term in the murder case of two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in December 2004. Khan was the…

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…

MQM forms committee to hold talks with PTI over by-polls’ reservations

KARACHI: Muthaida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has constituted a three member committee to hold talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) over their reservations pertaining to Pakistan quarters eviction and by-election results. Three-member committee comprising Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Faisal Sabzwari and Khawaja Izharul Hasan has been tasked to speak to the result and come up with results in a month. The committee will share qualms over non-implementation of the written agreement between MQM and PTI with reference to…

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…

Bilawal Bhutto expresses anger, warns Suhail Siyal over ‘incendiary’ speech: sources

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday expressed severe anger over party lawmaker Suhail Anwar Siyal's controversial speech in Thursday's Sindh Assembly session, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent, PPP chief not only admonished the party leader but issued him a warning over his "irresponsible" use of words in the provincial assembly. The PPP leader, while criticising opposition party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), went on to criticise the whole…

PPP’s Suhail Anwar Siyal’s ‘incendiary’ speech condemned by MQM, PSP leadership

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Suhail Anwar Siyal on Thursday heavily criticised the opposition party Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for using ethnicity for politics and "speaking against Sindh". During his speech in Sindh Assembly, the PPP MPA said that those who were given asylum in Sindh after the 1947 partition and were provided lands, food and water are today speaking against the province's interest which is unacceptable. "People of Sindh opened their homes for you, what is this Mohajir…

Ruckus in Sindh Assembly after GDA leader criticises Zardari

KARACHI: The session of the Sindh Assembly on Monday convened to discuss the budget was completed marred by chaos and ruckus. The chaos erupted after opposition member Waseem Qureshi of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) criticised the government of Sindh. "If the Sindh government allocates money for water projects, then it turns to honey. If it allocates for nutrition for starving Thar children, then it transforms into olive oil," he said. "As long as honey and olive oil bottles are found, Sindh will not prosper,"…

Arrest warrants for Babar Ghauri issued in KPT corruption case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Babar Ghauri in a case related to illegal appointments in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT). The ex-minister is facing charges of Rs 2.8 billion corruption in the KPT. According to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), eight men, including Ghauri, in connivance with each other had illegally regularised 940 employees of KPT, causing Rs2.8bn loss to the national exchequer. After…

MQM leader bids whopping Rs90mn for luxury car at PM House

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Sohail Mansoor has bid a staggering ninety million rupees for a Mercedes car auctioned at the Prime Minister's House. Mansoor claims that that highest briefing has been made by him. He said that would give an extra five million if the money was deposited in the dams fund. "I did not know the prime ministers used such expensive vehicles," he said. Khawaja Sohail Mansoor is one the wealthiest members of the MQM, and has even received highest civil award,…