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MQM suspends senior member for misbehaving with journalists

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Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) suspended the membership of a senior party member today for mistreating a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) during Sunday’s rally. In an emergency meeting held at Jinnah Park immediately after the public rally, MQM’s Rabita Committee unanimously decided to suspend Qamar Mansoor, one of the senior most […]

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MQM stages protest outside BBC in London

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LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has called for an end to what it called the “media trial” of its London based leader Altaf Hussain, urging the UK authorities to adopt a neutral and “unbiased” approach in dealing with at least four investigations the party faces in Britain. During a demonstration outside the BBC headquarters […]

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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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Notices issued in votes verification case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and others on a constitutional petition of Irfanullah Marwat, a member of the provincial assembly belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), against the verification of thumb impression of voters on ballots in the PS-114 constituency. The seat was bagged […]

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Altaf focus of British media again

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By: OWEN BENNETT-JONES GEO TV generally has little difficulty recruiting staff. And yet there was one vacancy recently that it could not fill. The channel wanted a look-alike for a popular satirical show in which actors play the parts of leading politicians. It was a job offering instant stardom and good money. And not a […]

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Overcoming grudges: Lyari’s Uzair Jan Baloch opens arms for Karachi journalists, requests unbiased reporting

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KARACHI: Only hours after an anti-terrorism court declared him a proclaimed offender facing Arshad Pappu’s murder trial, Lyari’s Uzair Jan Baloch opened his arms wide for the journalists he invited to his house for iftar. On Tuesday, nearly 500 journalists, from both print and electronic media, made their way to Lyari to break their fast […]

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BBC confirms MQM report will not be put on its website

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By: Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has found itself embroiled in a serious controversy of editorial independence after the editorial managers decided not to publish online the full investigative report of Owen Bennett-Jones, the BBC reporter who led investigations into the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for the flagship Newsnight programme. A BBC […]

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MQM workers manhandle their leaders, journalists

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KARACHI: Charged workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) roughed up members of the coordination committee, some lawmakers-elect as well as some journalists during a telephonic address by party chief Altaf Hussain from London in the small hours of Sunday. With the media barred from covering the hooliganism, witnesses said certain MQM leaders had been […]

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Criticise but do not manipulate, Altaf warns media

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KARACHI: Criticising TV anchorpersons in a vehement tone, and accusing them of spreading outrageous propaganda against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the party’s chief Altaf Hussain warned them of dire consequences. “You have the right to criticise, but not manipulate or spread lies against the sons of those who created Pakistan,” hesaid referring to mediapersons, […]

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Geo, other channels not showing pro-MQM rally: Altaf

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KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that prejudice and bias were the main reasons for the disintegration of Pakistan and appealed to unbiased journalists and intellectuals to write on the issue to save Pakistan. He was addressing a gathering of MQM workers at Nine Zero, Azizabad by telephone, who had […]

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‘MQM will continue to raise voice for journalists’ right’

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Co-ordination Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar has said that the MQM would continue to raise its voice for the rights of the journalists’ community as they also belonged to the poor and middle class segments of the society. He expressed these views at a reception given in honour of office-bearers […]

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