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14 gunned down in Karachi


March 31st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) At least 14 people, including a leader of Pashtoon group Awami National Party (ANP) have been shot dead in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, officials ... Read more...

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Byaari film wins National award


March 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) The first movie in the Byaari langauge, titled "Byaari" has been jointly named the best film at the 59th National Award announced on Wednesday. The award ... Read more...

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Deploy army in Karachi, demands MQM chief


August 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has demanded that the army should be deployed in violence-hit Karachi.Hussain Wednesday said the army as well as ... Read more...

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Shoot at sight orders in Karachi as violence toll mounts


July 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) Shoot at sight orders have been issued in the port city of Karachi where spiralling violence over the past three days has left 63 people dead, ... Read more...

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Getting Indian sailors freed shows Pakistan’s a friend: MQM chief


June 14th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The efforts of a Pakistani rights activist to get six Indian sailors, apart from his own countrymen, released from Somali pirates' captivity shows Pakistan's friendly ... Read more...

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Pakistani sailors’ families welcome release by pirates


June 14th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The families of the Pakistani sailors who were released by Somali pirates after having been kept hostage for about 10 months have welcomed the end of ... Read more...

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MQM to contest elections in Pakistani Kashmir


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), which primarily represents the Urdu-speaking people, will contest the next assembly elections in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a media report said."The MQM is ... Read more...

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MQM for `referendum’ after Osama killing (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 12 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is seeking the opinion of Pakistanis regarding the country's sovereign status following the killing of Osama bin Laden.MQM leader Anis Qaimkhani ... Read more...

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Abbottabad attack: MQM launches `referendum’ across Pakistan


May 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 12 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has launched a nationwide programme, which it calls a "referendum", to seek the opinion of people regarding Pakistan's sovereignty following the ... Read more...

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Apologise for security lapse on Osama: MQM chief


May 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The Pakistan government and intelligence agencies must apologise for their lapses on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in his ... Read more...

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Three killed, 40 injured in two attacks on Pakistan Navy buses in Karachi


April 26th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 26(ANI): At least three persons were killed and 40 others wounded in two separate terror attacks on Pakistan Navy buses in Karachi on Tuesday morning.According to initial details, a bomb, ... Read more...

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MQM chief boasts of creating party’s stronghold in Punjab


April 11th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has said that no one can prevent his party from creating a stronghold in Punjab.While addressing a public meeting of ... Read more...

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Gilani to visit London for son’s surgery


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 3(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani will begin a four-day private trip to London on Wednesday to be present during his son's liver surgery in a hospital ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Swabi suicide attack targeting Pak politician


March 30th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 30(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives near a police check post in Pakistan's Swabi ... Read more...

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Half-day holiday in Pakistan on March 30 over Indo-Pak WC semi-final clash


March 30th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced a half-day holiday on March 30 as Pakistan encounters India in a much-awaited World Cup semi-final clash in Mohali on Wednesday.All ... Read more...

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Evidence found regarding Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination


March 4th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 4(ANI): Evidence regarding the assassination of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti have been found, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Friday.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in ... Read more...

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Only MQM can bring Pakistan out of financial crisis, corruption: Altaf Hussain


February 19th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 19(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement is the only political party that can rescue Pakistan from problems like the financial crunch, nepotism and corruption plaguing the country, party chief Altaf Hussain has ... Read more...

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‘Generals’ have become burden on Pakistan’s population: Altaf Hussain


February 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 01(ANI): 'Generals' have become a burden on Pakistan instead of rendering their services to the motherland, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said.In his telephonic address to a ... Read more...

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‘Bold steps’ by Pak govt. might help in Aafia Siddiqui’s release, says sister


January 31st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 31(ANI): The sister of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a US federal court, has said that strong efforts by the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Altaf asks Pak PM to rid Karachi’s business community of extortion mafia


January 29th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 29(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to take action against the extortion mafia in Karachi.During a telephonic discussion with ... Read more...

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‘I won’t mind returning with ‘military uniform on’ to make Pakistan sovereign’: Altaf


January 25th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 25(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said he will return to Pakistan clad in military uniform, if needed, for the sovereignty of the country.In his telephonic address ... Read more...

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Pak people must make united effort to weed out terrorism from country: Altaf Hussain


January 18th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 18(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has condemned the passenger van bomb blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Hangu district, in which 18 people were killed.He said the merciless attack ... Read more...

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Police detain 20 suspects as Karachi death toll rises to 27


January 15th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 15(ANI): Police have detained twenty suspects from Bukhari colony of Orangi Town in Karachi after a fresh wave of targeted killings and armed attacks in the city claimed 27 ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks unity of allies before US visit


January 13th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Seeking solidarity among ruling alliance partners on foreign policies, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari held talks with several leaders, including opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, before leaving ... Read more...

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MQM set to rejoin PPP-led Pak coalition govt


January 7th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 7(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the estranged ally of the Pakistan People's Party, has expressed its willingness to rejoin the PPP-led government if Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani takes concrete ... Read more...

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Political dynasties have to come to an end, says Altaf Hussain


January 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.2 (ANI): Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday said that if the political dynasties do not come to an end, Pakistan's existence could come in danger.Hussain said the ... Read more...

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Pak’s existence can be in danger if political dynasties don’t come to end: MQM


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 2 (ANI): Pakistan's existence can come in danger if political dynasties do not come to an end, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said.The civil and military rulers ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM tear each other apart with no-holds barred remarks


December 30th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): The war of words between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has intensified with leaders of both parties launching personal attacks against ... Read more...

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Zardari orders Sindh CM to address all reservations shown by MQM


December 29th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 29 (ANI): In a bid to pacify the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), one of the coalition partners at the Centre as well as the Sindh government, President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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MQM criticises US court order against Pak intelligence personnel


December 26th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bhitshah, Dec 26 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has strongly reacted to a US Court order seeking appearance of top Pakistani intelligence personnel to testify in a compensation suit ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s bar association elects its first woman chief


October 28th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Supreme court advocate and human rights activist Asma Jehangir Wednesday became the first woman to be elected president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), a media ... Read more...

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MQM to continue supporting ‘French Revolution’ in Pak: Altaf Hussain


October 11th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 11(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that his party would continue to support the 'French Revolution' in the country until its finalization.Hussain said that millions ... Read more...

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Pak intel blames ‘Hitler-clone’ MQM and its “Indian connection” for Karachi terror


September 29th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 29 (ANI): A joint report prepared by the Pakistani intelligence and security agencies investigating into the targeted killings and lawlessness in Karachi has sought to blame terrorism in the province ... Read more...

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‘International powers are active to eliminate me,’ says MQM chief Altaf Hussain


September 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 27(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has indicated to his party workers that 'international powers' want to assassinate him."International powers used Pakistani Establishment that includes Army, ISI ... Read more...

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Altaf Hussain claims MQM enemies who killed Farooq now baying for his blood


September 25th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 25 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has claimed that the "enemies of the MQM" who had killed the party's senior leader- Dr Imran Farooq- were now wanting ... Read more...

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