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Media manoeuvring

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As soon as the law-enforcement agencies formally launched the Karachi operation this year, the electronic media somehow became a sort of hot battleground between MQM and anti-MQM quarters in the country. Both sides have readily chosen to resort to the media to formulate their respective narratives on the current situation in the city of Karachi. […]

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MQM and the BBC

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The MQM has taken hysterical umbrage at a BBC Newsnight report by veteran journalist Owen Bennett-Jones regarding its chief Altaf Hussain’s current problems with the law. Owen Bennett-Jones is no stranger to Pakistan or its political landscape. He has served many years in the country as the BBC’s correspondent. His track record of reportage has […]

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MQM calls BBC documentary ‘ill-founded’

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KARACHI: Terming BBC’s documentary film ill-founded, Muttahida Qaumi Movement deputy convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said on Sunday a media trial was being carried out to tarnish the image of party chief Altaf Hussain and MQM at the international level. In his address to a huge gathering at New MA Jinnah Road near Quaid’s mausoleum […]

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Imran Farooq murder probe

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IN an emotional statement on Thursday, MQM chief Altaf Hussain spoke out against the “false allegations” and “negative propaganda” being spread about him, advising party cadres to foil the “conspiracy”. The MQM supremo’s comments appear to have been prompted by a recent BBC report, broadcast in the UK, in which two suspects believed to be […]

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MQM rejects BBC report on Imran Farooq’s murder

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KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said on Thursday it had no links with the two persons identified in a BBC programme as suspects in the murder of Dr Imran Farooq, a senior leader of the party. The party criticised BBC for making a documentary against the MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain and said […]

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Altaf Husain’s addresses: Fresh notices to media regulators

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday reissued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and MQM chief Altaf Hussain on a petition seeking ban on the media coverage of Mr Hussain’s addresses/speeches. Advocate Fayyaz Ahmad Mehar filed this petition and requested the court to restrain the media houses through […]

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