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Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P)

“Will not work with Amir Khan”, says Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Farooq Sattar says that he is ready to work along with the Rabita Committee if Amir Khan is not a part of it. While Addressing the Media, Farooq Sattar openly disclosed his disagreement with fellow party leader Amir Khan, said that prior to this on two occasions there have been conflicts between the two and that he cannot work with Amir anymore. He further added that his authority in the past has been a façade just like what Khalid Maqbool has been…

IHC suspends ECP decision to remove Sattar as convener of MQM-P

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday restored Farooq Sattar as the convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and MQM leaders Kanwar Naveed Jameel and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The bench comprises of Justice Amir Farooq heard the petition filed by Sattar against the ECP decision of removing him and declaring the intra party elections as void. Babar Sattar advocate represented Farooq Sattar in the case. Babar Sattar, argued in the hearing…

ATC indicts MQM-P leader Amir Khan on charges of sheltering terrorists

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan and activist Minhaj Qazi in a case related to providing shelter to terrorists. The judge read out charges against the accused persons, who pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the charges. The court directed prosecution side to present its witnesses on next hearing on December 4 to record their testimonies. Amir Khan, who is out on bail, has been booked along with several party activists for…

Bilawal reacts to ‘abrupt changes’ in Karachi’s political landscape

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Sunday that Karachi's politics has degenerated into a farce over the past few days. In a tweet, Bilawal Bhutto said, "What a farce Karachi politics has been for the past few days. Our city deserves better."The political landscape of the city has experienced abrupt changes during the past few days, ranging from a short-lived alliance between MQM-P and PSP, Dr Farooq Sattar's resignation from the party position and politics to a subsequent…

Efforts to bring Musharraf as alternate leader will fail, says minister

LAHORE: Reacting to former dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf forming a 23-party alliance under his command, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Saturday that efforts to bring ‘the usurper’ as an alternate leader will fall through.   “Efforts to bring usurper Pervez Musharraf as an alternate leader will miserably fail. This practice of breaking and forming political parties will have to be done away with,” he said in a tweet. A day earlier, the former military ruler announced the formation of a 23-party…

MQM-P calls off march to Martyrs’ Monument

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has called off its planned march to Yadgar-i-Shuhada (Martyrs’ Monument) in Azizabad, according to a party spokesperson. MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar had announced a day earlier that his party will stage a rally towards the monument in Azizabad. In a video statement posted on his Twitter account, the MQM-P chief announced that his party will stage a rally from Ayesha Manzil to the monument today at 3:00pm to pay tribute to the martyrs. Later, the party’s…

New Sindh accountability law challenged in SHC

Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Friday issued notices to the provincial and federal authorities to file their response to the petitions questioning the National Accountability Ordinance (NAB) 1999 Sindh Repeal Act. Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar and Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) petitioned the high court challenging the law that repealed the NAB Ordinance. After preliminary hearing, a division bench of the SHC issued notices to the official respondents to submit comments…