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Rangers accuse MQM of trying to ‘close TV channels’

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KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, accused the Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Monday of trying to shut down TV channels in its bid to restore terror in the city and vowed to foil it. “Pakistan Rangers Sindh is receiving information that the militant wing of MQM is threatening local cable operators in different parts of the city […]

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MQM seeks contempt proceedings against media

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LAHORE: Legal counsel for MQM on Friday urged the Lahore High Court to issue contempt notices to news channels and newspapers for violating the court’s ban by airing and publishing news about the party’s chief. Advocate Asma Jahangir, the party’s counsel, during hearing of several identical petitions against the MQM chief repeatedly asked a full […]

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MQM terms statement being attributed to Tariq Mir a media trial

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Karachi: A senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Wasey Jalil, has described the statement issued in the name of Tariq Mir as part of the ongoing media trial against the party. “It’s all media trial to hide the real facts and divert the attention of the people from real issues,” he said while […]

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Letter sent to UK over BBC report

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday formally asked the British authorities for access to information cited in a BBC report which alleged that Indian government funded MQM and trained militants linked to the party. The request was made through a letter authored by the Interior Ministry in consultation with the ministries of law and foreign affairs. […]

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Altaf should move British court: Shujaat

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LAHORE: PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain should approach a British court against the BBC report as he himself did in 1991 and won the case against a British newspaper for publishing incorrect news. “[The British newspaper] which is in no way less important as compared to the BBC […]

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MQM man’s statement ‘not UK police document’

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KARACHI: A statement attributed to senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Tariq Mir allegedly revealing that the MQM had received Indian funding was not a document of London Metropolitan Police, according to a BBC-Urdu report posted on its website on Tuesday. “After carefully examining the document we can confirm that it was not a police document,” […]

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JI for probing BBC report

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq has said that PPP and MQM are jointly responsible for the problems of entire Sindh province including Karachi. Addressing a press conference at Mansoora on Monday, he demanded thorough investigation of the allegations leveled against the MQM. The matter should not be winded up as had been done in […]

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Altaf rejects BBC report, says it is media trial

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KARACHI: Under pressure from the establishment, government and political parties over its alleged link with India as claimed by the BBC in a recent report, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) vowed on Thursday ‘not to surrender’, calling the foreign media reports against and criticism of the party as part of ‘media trial’ and ‘conspiracy to […]

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UK to be asked for access to ‘facts’ cited in BBC report

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will formally write to the United Kingdom and seek ‘access to facts’ revealed in a BBC report accusing the MQM of receiving funds from India, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. Talking to reporters after meeting British High Com­missioner Philip Barton, he said, “On the advice of the high commissioner, […]

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BBC report accuses MQM of receiving funds from India; Muttahida rejects charge

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By: Azfar-ul-Ashfaque KARACHI: Based on the statement of an unnamed ‘authoritative Pakistani source’, a BBC report said on Wednesday that the MuttahidaQaumi Movement had been receiving funds from the Indian government — a charge categorically rejected by the MQM. The website of the BBC News carried the news report — Pakistan’s MQM ‘received Indian funding’ […]

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Geo hosts first electoral debate

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KARACHI: The Geo News arranged a special debate of the candidates in the NA-246 by-election on April 20. Shahzeb Khanzada and Suhail Warraich were hosts on the occasion. Starting the programme Suhail Warraich said it is a tradition that electoral debates are held prior to elections in all democratic countries. Following the general rules in […]

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Faisal Mota challenges death sentence in Wali Babar murder case

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KARACHI: A worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Faisal Mehmood alias Mota, on Tuesday petitioned the Sindh High Court against capital punishment handed down to him by an antiterrorism court in the Wali Khan Babar murder case. He was arrested along with many others during a raid in and around the MQM headquarters, popularly known […]

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‘Anwar Maqsood ka dharna’ staged

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KARACHI: There is, and will always be, one hero in writer Anwar Maqsood’s stage offerings: his script. When you go to watch his plays, you are not looking for top-notch acting performances or awe-inspiring sets and lighting gimmickries. You are there with a preset mind that the witty exchange of dialogues and stinging one-liners will […]

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PFUJ concerned over channels’ closure in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: Denouncing closure of a channel in Karachi, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Sunday asked Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to seek pardon for this illegal act within 24 hours.If it fails to say sorry, the press clubs and media organisations will organise protest demonstrations against it, PFUJ stated.PFUJ President Muhammad Afzal Butt and its […]

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