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Traders go on strike against Karachi violence


June 13th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A shutters-down strike is being observed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday against the prevailing lawlessness, as eight more people have died in the ongoing ... Read more...

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4 killed, 14 hurt in Karachi suicide attack (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) A suicide bomber targetted a senior police official in Pakistan's Karachi city Thursday but killed at least four people, including two policemen, while injuring 14 ... Read more...

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10 killed in Karachi violence after leader’s death (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 50 vehicles torched as violence escalated in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Tuesday over the killing of a ... Read more...

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Zardari takes note of extortion complaints in Karachi


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has taken note of the complaints of extortion and poor law and order situation in Karachi as the business community in the ... Read more...

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MQM to boycott Zardari’s address to parliament


March 16th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a junior partner in Pakistan's ruling coalition, has said it will boycott President Asif Ali Zardari's address to the joint session ... Read more...

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Pakistani scribes demand clarification over killing


August 30th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Journalist organisations in Pakistan have demanded that the government clarify former Sindh home minister Zulfikar Mirza's statement that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was behind the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s MQM chief hospitalised in London


August 29th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) Altaf Hussain, chief of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), is being treated at a London hospital for the past one week, a statement said ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament committee to probe Karachi violence


August 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan's parliament has formed a 17-member committee to review the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, a media report said Sunday.The current spate of violence ... Read more...

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Karachi firing claims eight lives


August 17th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in two separate firing incidents in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday, Xinhua reported. In Karachi's Bhempura area, a fierce shootout ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats hold discussions with MQM senator


August 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Two Indian diplomats visited the Parliament Lodge here Sunday and held discussions with a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator despite having no permission or invitation to ... 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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PML-N, MQM form alliance against Pakistan government


July 6th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Two former rival parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan announced Wednesday they have joined hands against the government ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets 14 parties, not Musharraf’s (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission has allowed 14 new political parties to contest the 2013 general elections. But a request from former president Pervez Musharraf's new ... Read more...

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Reciprocate Pakistan role in freeing Indians: MQM chief (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A leading Pakistani politician has urged the Indian leadership to reciprocate the Pakistani role in freeing six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates since ... 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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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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Pakistan Army, ISI infected with cancer: MQM


May 28th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Army and the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were partially "infected with cancer", the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has said.MQM chief Altaf Hussain ... 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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Muttahida Quami Movement(MQM) to rejoin federal Cabinet


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2: The possibility of the MQM rejoining the federal Cabinet seems likely. An MQM delegation is expected to meet Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to discuss the matter.A senior ... Read more...

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Gilani clears air on alliances with various parties


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 2 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has clarified his stand on the coalition government's alliance with various parties.Against the backdrop of a condolence meeting at the residence ... Read more...

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Shutter-down strike in Sindh against MQM leader’s killing


May 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 1(ANI): A complete shutter-down strike is being observed in Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh against the killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Liaquat Qureshi.The MQMobserved a ... Read more...

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Pak council urges Zardari to grant India ‘most favoured nation’ status to spur trade


April 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has urged President Asif Ali Zardari to grant India the most favoured nation (MFN) status to enhance regional trade."The immediate implication of this is ... Read more...

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MQM’s former lawmaker among five shot dead in Karachi during last 24 hours


April 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 30(ANI): At least five people, including a former lawmaker, were killed in suspected incidents of targeted killings during the past 24 hours in Karachi.Police said Shaikh Liaquat Ali, a former ... Read more...

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Never said Karachi be made a province: Pak Punjab CM


April 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said he was not opposing the creation of new provinces, but never said that Karachi be made a ​​separate a province either.Shahbaz ... Read more...

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PPP, MQM, ANP criticise Pak Punjab CM over Sindh proposal


April 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr 25(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) have criticised Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for demanding the division of ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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‘Poor’ Pak politicians are ’stinking rich’ in reality!


April 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): The assets returns filed by members of the Pakistan Parliament's Lower House in the Election Commission of Pakistan have some unbelievably absurd details.A majority of them have not ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to issue 7,000 arms licences despite ban


April 20th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): The Pakistan Government has sent a list of names and other particulars to the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for the issuance of 7,000 arms licences despite ... 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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Seven more fall prey to Karachi target killings


March 26th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 26(ANI): The ongoing wave of target killings in the Pakistani metropolis claimed at least seven more lives on Friday.A nephew of Amir Khan, the jailed chairman of the Mohajir Qaumi ... Read more...

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In Karachi, Indian delegation calls for ending cross-border mistrust


March 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 20 (ANI): An Indian delegation participating in a seminar organized by the Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK) here, has called on the governments of India and Pakistan to take ... Read more...

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Politician Imran Farooq was ‘watched’ before being stabbed


March 16th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officers investigating the death of Pakistani politician, Dr Imran Farooq, says that the 50-year-old might have been followed and watched prior to his death.Forooq was found stabbed ... Read more...

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Karachi violence death toll rises to thirty


March 14th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 14(ANI): The death toll in the ongoing wave of violence in Karachi since Thursday has mounted to thirty as nine more people fell prey to target killings in the metropolis ... Read more...

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Pakistani provincial minister shot at


March 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) A minister in Pakistan's Sindh province, Muhammad Zubair Khan, had a narrow escape when he was shot at Sunday night by unidentified gunmen, media reports said ... Read more...

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