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Muttahida Qaumi Movement

Babar Ghauri, Shamim quit Altaf-led MQM citing personal reasons

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders Babar Ghauri and Shamim Siddiqui on Sunday announced to quit Altaf Hussain-led party. Ghauri, former federal minister for port and shipping, said he has resigned from the party membership and didn't intend to join any other group or party for the time being. The reason behind his decision to quit the party as well as politics is purely personal, he clarified. He said he had never been associated with the MQM-Pakistan. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement is one and that is…

Irum Farooque quashes rumours of rejoining MQM

KARACHI: Former MPA Irum Azeem Farooque, who recently parted ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after her short-lived association with the party, has dismissed the rumours of her rejoining the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P). Ms Farooque had bid adieu to the MQM following its former chief Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan diatribe on August 22, 2016 and joined the PTI on Aug 1, 2017. But her association with the new party couldn't last long. After the news about her parting ways with the PTI became…

PTI, MQM dragging feet to suggest name for new NAB chief

ISLAMABAD:  Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) for failing to recommend any name for the appointment of a new chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Speaking to media, Shah said he is going to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today to discuss the appointment of a new NAB chief. He said he contacted PTI to propose any name for the appointment, but to no avail. The…

PTI, MQM joining forces to remove me: Khursheed

SUKKUR: Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for joining forces with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to oust him, ARY News reported. Speaking at a press conference, he said efforts are underway to remove him as the leader of the opposition in the lower house. "Both the opposition parties have united to oust me," he said, adding that it is their democratic right to remove him, but they will be setting a new precedent in the country by…

MQM-P, PSP voice serious concerns over census results

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) once again on Tuesday voiced serious concerns over the provisional results of the sixth population census, demanding that the actual results should be released. Addressing a press conference, Anees Ahmed advocate branded the census result a fraud with the people of the province. “PSP outright rejects the results and demands of the authorities to release the actual figures of the population residing in the province, particularity in the…

ECP dismisses MQM plea for vote recount in Karachi’s PS-114

ISLAMABAD: Announcing its brief judgment on the plea filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) against alleged rigging in PS-114 by-elections and seeking vote recount, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday dismissed the party's plea and directed it to approach the election tribunal on the matter.  The ECP also declared the stay on issuance of a notification with regard to Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP)'s candidate Saeed Ghani's victory in the PS-114 by-election as void. Previously on July 13, the…

Court hears bail plea of University Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed

KARACHI: Additional District and Session Judge South on Wednesday urged the prosecution to submit its arguments against the bail plea of Dr. Riaz Ahmed, who teaches in University of Karachi (UoK), during a hearing session, ARY News reported. The court adjourned the case hearing till tomorrow (Thursday). Earlier, the court accepted the bail-plea for hearing. During the court proceeding today, the additional and session judge after hearing the arguments of the defence lawyer summoned arguments from the public…

MQM Founder was protected by India, claims Kamal

PESHAWAR: Chief of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that Founder Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was protected by India, ARY News reported on Thursday. He made the statement while talking in a presser at Peshawar. Kamal said that the MQM Founder – who currently resides in London – was protected by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PSP chief stated that he is not linked with any faction of Muttahida Qaumi Movement. He also said that PSP has come into politics to serve the people.…