MQM-P leader Adil Siddiqui succumbs to COVID-19

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader and former MPA Muhammad Adil Siddiqui has passed away from coronavirus. He was aged 57. Siddiqui had been admitted to a private hospital in Karachi since the last few days where he passed away.

Farooq Sattar tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile personality to suffer from the virus. The senior politician got tested at a private hospital in Karachi. Sattar has canceled

Former MQM lawmaker robbed at gunpoint in Karachi

KARACHI: A former MPA of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Kamran Akhtar, was robbed at gunpoint by four unidentified men. According to the police, the incident took place Tuesday night. A police officer said Akhtar was standing outside his house when

London High Court freezes six properties of MQM founder

LONDON: The High Court in London has ordered immediately to freeze all six trust properties controlled by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. Deputy High Court Judge Peter issued an order to freeze six properties including the palatial

Baldia factory case: Convicts appeal sentences in SHC

KARACHI: Two suspects sentenced to death in the Baldia factory fire case on Wednesday appealed against their conviction in Sindh High Court (SHC). Abdul Rehman alias Bhola and Zubair alias Charya were sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court (ATC)

MQM-P demands new province in Sindh, rights for Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has once again demanded a new province in Sindh and rights for Karachi. Addressing the ‘Karachi Rights’ march, MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said the creation of a new province was inevitable. “A province in

Two awarded death sentence in Baldia factory fire case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday awarded death sentence to Abdul Rahman alias Bhola and Zubair alias Charya in 2012 Baldia factory fire case. The court acquitted Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) leader Rauf Siddiqui for lack of evidence, while

ATC acquits five suspects in murder of two policemen

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday acquitted five accused in the targeted killing case of two policemen in 2010. The court acquitted accused Ubaid alias K2, Ishtiaq alias policewala, Khawaja Faisal, Shakir and Zakir Hussain. The suspects belonged to

MQM founder fined £2 million for tax evasion in UK

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has reportedly been fined for tax evasion of more than £2 million in the United Kingdom. Altaf Hussain has been fined for not paying over £2 million over a period of twenty

Karachi Mayor’s tenure

Waseem Akhtar ends his tenure as Karachi Mayor on August 28 leaving behind a checkered legacy in which the local government failed to resolve the plethora of problems facing the city. At his farewell presser, the mayor vented out his

Farooq Sattar set to make comeback with MQM-Nazriyati

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Deputy Convenor Dr Farooq Sattar has hinted at making a political comeback with a new faction of the party. In a conversation with MM News, Farooq Sattar said he would set up the MQM-Nazriyati

Dr Imran Farooq: Murder, trial and justice

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq was brutally stabbed to death outside his home in London on September 16, 2010. Almost 10 years ago later, a court in Pakistan has sentenced three suspects to life imprisonment for the

NAB arrests two suspects linked to MQM leader

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) conducted raids in Defence Housing Authority and New Karachi area along with local police and arrested two suspects involved in a land scam. The suspects are said to be close aides of Muttahida Quami Movement

MQM’s Amin-ul-Haque takes oath as IT Minister

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) MNA Syed Amin-ul-Haque on Wednesday took oath as the Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication. The oath was administered to him by President Dr. Arif Alvi. Later, Amin-ul-Haque arrived at the Ministry of IT

Political changes

Ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed office, there have been questions raised whether he will be able to complete his tenure. History certainly is not on his side, as no democratically-elected Pakistani leader has ever completed a full term.

‘Baldia factory fire case’, Primary suspects changes their statements

The primary suspects in Baldia factory fire case, named as Abdul Rehman and Zubair, have changed their earlier statements. As per details, Abdul Rehman admitted that at the time of the incident he was in charge of MQM Baldi sector

PTI makes progress to placate disgruntled MQM-P

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is making efforts to placate its disgruntled ally the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) after Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui threatened to quit the federal cabinet. The PTI delegation comprising Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Asad Umar, and Jahangir

Deadlock persists as PTI delegation meets MQM-P leaders

KARACHI: The deadlock persists between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) a day after MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced his resignation as federal minister. A delegation led by Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms

A shaky coalition

The fragile coalition of the PTI government seems to be hanging by a thread after the resignation of MQM’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as federal minister. Ever since the government came to power, there was a possibility that the house of

Politicking over Karachi

The federal government has sprung into action to keep the coalition intact before it collapses like a house of cards. Days after Bilawal offered ministries in Sindh to the MQM in return for toppling Imran Khan’s government, the prime minister

PTI to hold meeting with MQM in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: The ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will hold a meeting with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) today. During the meeting, a delegation of the PTI will discuss the country’s overall political situation with the MQM. Matters related to a

PPP-MQM alliance

The opposition seems so hell-bent on toppling Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government that they are even willing to form alliances with their adversaries. PML-N habours intentions to bring an in-house change keeping the democratic setup intact while the PPP has

MQM should leave its alliance and join PPP: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should leave its alliance and join PPP. While addressing a function in Korangi today, the PPP chairman offered the MQM to join hand with

Three indicted in Ali Raza Abidi murder case

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday indicted three men for killing Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Ali Raza Abidi. According to details, the three men were produced in court and charged with the former MQM-P MNA’s murder. The suspects

The pariah politician

The founder of the MQM, Altaf Hussain, has been charged with terrorism offences in the UK and was subsequently arrested. This time Karachi responded differently as complete calm and silence filled the air as the news went by largely unnoticed.

ATC returns Waseem and Siddiqui their passports to travel abroad

KARACHI: The Anti Terrorism Court on Wednesday has returned Waseem Akhtar his passport to travel abroad. Waseem Akhtar, the Mayor of Karachi city, is planning to travel to Dubai for meeting his family and Rauf Siddiqui submitted his plea for

Sindh govt to reward citizens identifying garbage throwers

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to reward individuals who will assist authorities in identifying garbage throwers. The Sindh government on Tuesday has announced a reward of Rs100,000 for identification of garbage throwers in Karachi. Minister of Information Saeed Ghani

Mayor Karachi & MQM-P’s Rauf Siddiqui permitted to to travel abroad

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has permitted Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) member Rauf Siddiqui to travel abroad as they are facing a number of cases. Both Wasim Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui are out on bail

CM Sindh concerned over MQM-PSP fight on garbage

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that he is concerned over the fight between Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and PSP (Pak Sarzameen Party) on the garbage issue in Karachi. According to details, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali