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    MQM believes in Realism and Practicalism as enunciated by Mr. Altaf Hussain, the founding leader of the party. MQM is against all types of terrorism, religious extremism and is struggling for religious, sectarian and interfaith harmony.[/QUOTE]

    i believe ..at some point the democratic system in MQM is unique though here i am not agree and strongly believe that altaf hussain is traitor and criminal . and if he dies there without being charged .. will be setback so the plan to bring him here for trial is absolutely a good idea to give some advice to concern ears.
     
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    KARACHI: City Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Friday announced that he, along with a group of the heads of municipal bodies across the province, would move the Supreme Court to get the local bodies representatives the power they deserved, after all his requests to the federal and provincial governments in this regard failed to bear fruit.

    “I have decided not to make any further request to the provincial and federal governments seeking power and resources for development works in Karachi. I will go to the Supreme Court to get justice, as the local government elections were held on the apex court’s order,” said the Karachi mayor during a packed press conference, which lasted more than two hours, at the KMC building.

    “I am not alone [in demanding the] powers that I deserve, several others who head municipal bodies across Sindh want the same,” he said.

    About KMC’s 100-day cleanliness drive, Wasim Akhtar says keeping in view the available resources “and our efforts and commitment, our performance in 100 days should get full marks”
    The mayor, belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, claimed that he had been contacted even by the chairmen and vice chairmen belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party from several other districts of Sindh. “They shared with me about the problems and hardships they have been facing due to the denial of power to them. They are all willing to join me in pursuing the court to get the rights that are extremely important for us.”

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    He said that had the Sindh government played its part well and sincerely, “I would not have been addressing this press conference.

    “They are neither doing anything that supports the municipal bodies, nor do they want me to do anything. One can only get real power by serving the people sincerely and efficiently.”

    Karachi Deputy Mayor Dr Arshad Vohra, DMC Central Chairman Rehan Hashmi, DMC East Chairman Moeed Anwer, DMC Korangi Chairman Nayyar Raza, DMC South Vice Chairman Mansoor Shaikh, the DMC West administrator, and senior officers of the KMC were present at the press conference, which was essentially held to report performance of the KMC’s 100-day cleanliness drive.

    ‘Full marks’ for cleanliness campaign

    About the cleanliness campaign, Mr Akhtar said he had launched the drive to clean areas in 21 union committees of Karachi. Keeping in view the available resources, “and our efforts and commitment, our performance in 100 days should get full marks”, he said.

    Mr Akhtar said the federal and Sindh governments neither provided required resources nor did they support the local bodies in the municipal works.

    The mayor also provided details of the cleanliness drive along with fumigation, road carpeting and related works which were carried out during the past 100 days in the districts of Karachi Central, East, West, South, Korangi and Malir by the municipal staff.

    “What we have done is just the beginning [of] a continuous journey that will not stop until we get all the problems of Karachi solved.”

    Mr Akhtar gave the details of the contacts he made with the prime minister, the chief minister of Sindh, and the local government minister requesting them to provide funds and grants-in-aid for the metropolis to invest them in public welfare works.

    “By stopping me from doing all these works, they will only harm the interests of the people of Karachi. I will go to the last limit to get our legitimate rights.”

    He said his team of elected representatives and he would keep performing the works for the betterment of the city even with the present resources, however pathetically insufficient they were. “No wrongdoing will be allowed to happen now in Karachi and we will be highly vigilant against everything that triggers or encourages corruption,” he declared.

    The mayor appreciated the citizens “who are supporting us; while our youth are watching all this ardently. They know the game very well which is being played with the future of the city.”

    Published in Dawn, March 11th, 2017
     
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    Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar was released after being briefly detained on Friday night from Karachi on charges of hate speech.

    Sattar was arrested from the Sharae Faisal area of the metropolis while he was returning from a private wedding function. He was traveling with his protocol, which included guards and his driver. Protocol members were searched and were not arrested.

    Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Azad Khan had confirmed the arrest. Sattar was arrested a day before March 18, the 33rd foundation day of MQM.

    MQM-P leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan had said the party's course of action will be decided after a meeting of the Rabita Committee.

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    Heavy police contingents also surrounded the party's provisional headquarters in the PIB Colony area.

    The MQM leader had not applied for a pre-arrest bail in the hate speech case. He is expected to be presented on Saturday morning at the anti-terrorism court.

    An anti-terrorism court (ATC) had also declared the MQM leader as an absconder in multiple cases.

    Sattar and the others were charged with listening to, organising and facilitating a speech made by Altaf Hussain in which he railed against the military establishment and security agencies. Hussain was also accused of inciting MQM workers to attack the offices of two media houses in the same speech.

    On Aug 22, 2016, the day of the speech, Sindh Rangers had taken Sattar and MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan into custody from outside Karachi Press Club.

    The two leaders had intended to address a press conference in connection with the attack on ARY News; however, as they were about to start, Rangers officials arrived at the site and asked both leaders to accompany them to Rangers headquarters.

    The two were released after eight hours in custody.
     
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    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement [MQM] – Pakistan is all set for a rally today. The fact that Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Haqiqi has extended support for their rally lends credence to the notion that a coalition is soon to be formed.

    Many felt that with the MQM having split into factions, especially after party founder Altaf Hussain’s controversial speech of August 22, the only winner that seemed to be emerging in the political landscape of urban Sindh is the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The Karachi operation led by the Rangers was also a blow to the politics of the MQM factions that claim to be representing the Urdu-speaking urban populace of Sindh. Interestingly, the bloc that is likely to form after coalition of the MQM factions has emerged in the days when both MQM-Pakistan and MQM-Haqiqi are in the utmost need of strength to counter the forces opposing and challenging their fragile sway and maintain whatever they have been left with. It is perhaps the looming insecurity that stems from PPP taking the stage in urban areas, resulting in the possible neglect of the Urdu-speaking populace, which has begun to unite the dissenting factions.

    Burying the hatchet

    “We have decided to support MQM-Pakistan for the sake of this city, which has been left without any caretaker,” MQM-Haqiqi Information Secretary Khalid Hameed tells The Express Tribune. “There’s no politics in it.”

    MQM-Pakistan denounces Altaf Hussain for seeking Modi’s help

    Once arch-rivals, MQM-Pakistan and MQM-Haqiqi are likely to share the stage today for the first time in their history – pockmarked with the blood of their own workers – for what they claim is in the best interest of Karachi.

    Interestingly, it is not just the MQM-Pakistan that the Haqiqi faction is now openly supporting. “We support everyone who advocates for the rights of the city,” says Khalid Hameed, referring to the Pak Sarzameen Party’s (PSP) protest campaign staged outside the Karachi Press Club for the past two weeks.

    Meanwhile, MQM-Pakistan spokesperson Aminul Haq maintains that his party would welcome everyone supporting its cause, regardless of the bitterness of the past. “We represent urban centres in Sindh and those areas have systematically been robbed of their due rights,” he says, criticising the province-ruling PPP for allegedly manipulating the resources in favour of the rural population it represents.

    What brought this on?

    The turbulence that the year 2016 has inflicted upon the MQM with it having split into three more factions, including PSP, provided a golden chance to other political forces at play to fill in the vacuum.

    In its bid to claim a share in the city’s street power, the PPP appears to be the biggest investors given the resources it has a hold on being the province-ruling.

    MQM-Pakistan still in touch with London faction, says Kamal

    Though the PPP’s city leadership rests with Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari’s close friend, Dr Asim Hussain, it is the party’s veteran stalwart, Senator Saeed Ghani, who is actually playing the cards on ground.

    According to sources, the local leadership at the town and union council levels has been tasked with inducting more and more people from the MQM factions to maintain hold over the space they had maintained in their personal capacities.

    “Parties like PPP, PTI and PML-N have been acting as parachutes in the current scenario,” MQM-Pakistan’s Haque says. “But they can’t succeed, given the dynamics of the city, which never favoured them.”

    The bone of contention

    While all the MQM factions seem to be united in the struggle for the city’s rights, there is apparently little consensus over common leadership.

    Their side of story: MQM-Pakistan rejects allegations of Sindh IG

    In this whole scenario, PSP, led by former mayor Mustafa Kamal, is the party that seems to be bent upon stealing the show alone. With it protest going on outside Karachi Press Club since April 6, it claims to be setting a precedent in the struggle for demands. Though PSP leader Waseem Aftab supports the MQM-Pakistan’s rally for the ‘betterment of this city’, he is adamant that all those now championing the cause of Karachi should have joined his party’s campaign.

    “We were the first to have announced the protest campaign in line of our demands for the uplift of this city and other urban centres of the province,” Aftab says, adding that MQM-Pakistan, MQM-Haqiqi and others should join them instead of inviting them.

    Where is MQM-London?

    Having suffered major blows since August 22, the pro-Altaf MQM group is trying to regain strength on ground once again. Eyeing all the other groups of the party as puppets of the establishment, MQM-London is waiting for the right time to come. “MQM-Pakistan and MQM-Haqiqi coalition was bound to happen,” MQM-London leader Wasay Jalil says. “Post Panama decision, the establishment has once again expedited its campaigning in the port city.”

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/tribune.com.pk/story/1391120/set-bury-hatchet-karachis-sake/?amp=1
     
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    KARACHI: Leader Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) Farooq Sattar has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of opposition demand over Panama Papers inquiry against him, ARY News reported.

    Addressing a press conference here, Sattar said he hoped that the PM would consider his suggestion.

    The MQM leader said his party restructuring the party in Punjab and would mobilize masses there as well.

    Drawing attention towards corruption cases in the country, Sattar appealed the Supreme Court to hear 180 pending cases against the National Accountability Bureau.
     
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    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday disposed of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan plea against the victory of PPP candidate Senator Saeed Ghani in a Karachi by-election.

    The by-election on a Sindh Assembly constituency, PS-114, in Mehmoodabad was held on July 9 and, according to the unofficial result, PPP’s Ghani defeated his close rival, Kamran Khan Tessori of the MQM, with a margin of over 5,000 votes.

    The MQM, however, had challenged the results before the ECP and on its plea the ECP had stayed the issuance of a final notification declaring victory of Ghani.

    In its short order on Thursday, the ECP directed Tessori to approach the election tribunal to seek relief regarding his petition.

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    Analysis: Saeed Ghani’s victory a sign of Karachi's changing political landscape?

    With the ECP order, the stay on issuance of a notification about Ghani's victory in the by-election stands void.

    The MQM had taken the plea that the PS-114 by-election was “completely rigged” by the PPP by using the entire Sindh government machinery and local police. It said the exercise was held in violation of the mandate conferred by the Supreme Court in its judgement which declared the result of the 2013 general election null and void. It asked the ECP to order recounting of the votes of the entire constituency.

    PPP’s Ghani had secured 23,840 votes against MQM-P candidate Tessori’s 18,106 votes. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Ali Akbar Gujjar came third as he got 5,353 votes; Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s engineer Najeeb Haroon received 5,098 votes and Jamaat-i-Islami’s Zahoor Jadoon bagged 1,661 votes.

    Speaking outside the ECP, Ghani said the PS-114 by-election was one of the most transparent elections in Karachi's history.

    He said Rangers and media personnel were present till the counting of votes in the five polling stations where MQM alleged rigging had occurred.

    Meanwhile, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar while talking to reporters expressed sadness over the ECP decision, saying the "requisites of justice were not met".

    He said the MQM held the right to approach the high court and Supreme Court for legal action against the ECP verdict.

    Sattar said his party will approach the election tribunal to challenge the results of the by-election.
     
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    The Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) on Tuesday postponed a multi-party conference (MPC) scheduled for the same day after major parties turned down invitations at the eleventh hour.

    Earlier this week, MQM-P had decided to hold the conference to discuss “conspiracies against the solidarity of Pakistan, elimination of corruption and empowerment of local governments”.

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Jamaat-i-Islami, Awami National Party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, All Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan Peoples Party had been invited to attend.

    However, on Tuesday morning, almost all of these parties stated that they would not be attending the MPC.

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    Addressing a press conference, MQM-P supremo Farooq Sattar regretted the "major, important parties' decision" to "boycott" the conference.

    "Our MPC has turned into a press conference," Sattar said as he began addressing the media.

    "We had called the conference today to discuss matters of national importance. We made an effort to contact all parties and sent representatives to extend invitations," he recalled.

    Sattar claimed that all parties had confirmed that they would attend the MPC on Monday night, but on Tuesday, "one by one", they "suddenly" announced through the media that they would not be attending.

    He said that the MQM-P was caught unawares.

    Earlier in the week, MQM-P had also made party-level contact with its nemeses — Pak Sarzameen Party and the Mohajir Qaumi Movement, better known as the MQM-Haqiqi ─ and invited leaders of the two breakaway factions to the event MPC.

    During his press conference, Sattar took time to thank the PSP and MQM-H, who he said were still ready to attend. Sattar also said a delegation of the ruling PML-N had been heading to the event before the MQM-P decided to postpone it.

    "Last year we were on the footpath outside Karachi Press Club. On August 22, 2016 we demonstrated our solidarity with Pakistan — its security, Constitution and state — and we made an announcement to this effect on August 23, 2016," Sattar said

    "In order to reincarnate the spirit of August 23, we set aside political differences and sent our delegation to the offices of PSP," he added. "We also sent a delegation to the house and offices of [MQM-H chief] Afaq Ahmed."

    "Did the other political parites not appreciate our initiative? They could have attended the conference today and made it a success," Sattar said.
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1353199/mqm-p-postpones-conference-after-no-show-by-national-parties
     
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    Altaf Hussain has always been the ideologue of MQM and will always be

    his mistake was not to chant Pakistan murdabad, but his biggest mistake was to trust agency rats within the party

    Altaf hussain has no successor left, his ideology will die with him most probably and agency made sure this will happen

    MQM London or MQM Pakistan a.k.a PIB and London tola, they all want to destry legacy of Altaf Hussain

    Altaf Hussain has a very big weakness, and his weakness has drowned his whol legacy, his weakness is being too generous and come under the spell of praise

    Farooq tola, Mustafa Kamal Tola and London tola brainwashed him so much that they all manipulated Altaf Hussain for their own benefits.

    no party even as corrut and PMLN, PPP have disowned their own founders and removed them from leadership even though their founders enjoyed the luxury of authority and power for a long time, Altaf Hussain didn't

    MQM destruction is very bad for mohajirs and for urban sindh but it has atleast exposed how the party had failed badly over the years and never lived upto its expectations.

    Mustafa Kamal has made millions, as does wasay jalil and imbesat malik of london and izhar ul hasan of Pakistan

    personally couldnt keep my laugh when PPP bulldozed izhar's illegal marriage lawns in north karachi jut because he started bullying PPP in sindh assembly for what? PPP not giving contract of garbaging sweeping to his friends/relatives

    imbesat malik made an entire press conference how his go aish park made shamelessly on safari park was propagated as storage area for weapons, true or false story but it did exposed he also made money when mustafa kamal was mayor

    the less said about mustafa kamal the better, he owns three hotels in malaysia

    wasay jalil just ran off to USA to take care of his business

    ashfaq manghi was exposed as 'land grabber' when he left PIB to join PSP

    it all becomes clear that entire lot is rotten and not just one or two people and such close aidees of Altaf Hussain being rotten, its clear that MQM and ALtaf Hussain's true legacy is doomed
     
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    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar said on Sunday that his party was not going to be merged with Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzameen Party or Afaq Ahmed-led Mohajir Qaumi Movement.

    “Neither the MQM-Pakistan, PSP and Mohajir Qaumi Movement are merging with each other nor any alliance is being formed between them,” said Dr Sattar, adding: “However, a dialogue process [between the three parties] for resolving issues will continue.”

    Dr Sattar’s assertion came against the backdrop of reports that the powers that be are trying to forge an alliance between different factions of the MQM, excluding the one being led by founder Altaf Hussain.

    He was speaking to a group of reporters at the party’s temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad along with senior leader Amir Khan and Amin-ul-Haq.

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    Says his party will not seek disqualification of turncoats

    Dr Sattar said his party was not going to file references for the disqualification of those lawmakers who had quit the MQM-P and joined the Mustafa Kamal-led PSP.

    Eight members of the Sindh Assembly and one member of the National Assembly belonging to the MQM have so far switched their loyalty and joined the PSP.

    Five MPAs — Muhammad Dilawar, Bilquees Mukhtar, Irtiza Farooqi, Shaikh Ibrahim, Nadeem Razi — and one MNA — Asif Hasnain — are still members of the Sindh Assembly and National Assembly, respectively, despite quitting the party they represented in parliament.

    He agreed that it was the moral and ethical responsibility of such lawmakers to submit their resignations from their respective seats and not to take perks and privileges being a parliamentarian.

    “However, we are not filing references against them...maybe today they left us because of some pressure but it is quite possible that tomorrow they will quit [their new party] and return to us,” he said.

    Regarding reports that the MQM-P was mulling replacing those elected local government representatives whose performance was not up to the mark, he said the party was reviewing their performance, but so far no one was being replaced.

    To a question, Dr Sattar said that there was a need of a transparent procedure for taking action on allegation of treason on anyone. It was the responsibility of the state to bring allegations of treason against any specific person or party before courts, he added.

    He said that the party was not being given a political freedom despite its unprecedented step of Aug 23, 2016 when it ousted its founder for making an anti-Pakistan speech on Aug 22.

    He repeated his claim that the MQM-P had no connection whatsoever with the MQM-London. “Our politics is for Pakistan and our survival is in the continuity of our Aug 23 policies.”

    Dr Sattar clarified that his party was doing national politics and not the politics for “Mohajir cause”.

    About the provisional results of the sixth population census in the country, he said that the MQM-P was not satisfied with the results of the Sindh’s urban areas and it had filed a petition in court.

    He stressed the need of a national dialogue between political and military leadership for the sake of the country.

    Published in Dawn, September 25th, 2017