ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Patience key for Pakistan’s oldest rookie Raffatullah
It took 19 years for Raffatullah Mohmand to hit the big time with Pakistan, suffering so many setbacks that he once even considered quitting to play for neighbouring Afghanistan. But patience has paid off for the Peshawar native who at the age of 39 became the oldest player from... Read more
Silent Bollywood muslim stars shuns India’s political limelight
A furious backlash against two Bollywood stars who complained of rising intolerance in India has highlighted the film industry’s uneasy relationship with politics, in contrast to Hollywood where celebrities are often lauded for their activism. Top actors Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan were accused of being unpatriotic after suggesting... Read more
COAS signs black warrants of four terrorists involved in APS Attack
Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Raheel Sharif signed the black warrants of four terrorists involved in attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS). According to a press release of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the four hardcore terrorists include Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeeb ur Rehman alias... Read more
BlackBerry delays Pakistan shutdown as talks on govt access continue
Islamabad: BlackBerry Ltd will delay shutting down its operations in Pakistan until Dec 30 as negotiations continue over government demands for access to users’ private data, the company and the telecoms authority said on Monday. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had in July demanded BlackBerry give it access to its... Read more
Pakistan Navy ship due in Sri Lanka today on 4-day visit
Islamabad: In a display of strong political, diplomatic, economic, cultural and defence ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Pakistan Naval ship PNS Shamsheer will arrive at the Colombo Port on Monday for a four-day goodwill visit. PN ships pay port of call visits to Sri Lanka on a frequent... Read more
Iran’s famous orchestra barred from performance over female musicians
Tehran: A high-profile performance in Iran by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra was cancelled at the last minute because it was due to feature female musicians, its furious conductor said on Sunday. Ali Rahbari said he was told 15 minutes before the orchestra was scheduled to play at a major... Read more
Dialogue only way forward for India, Pakistan: UN chief
While the Pakistan-India relationship marked by mutual acrimony and hostility is stuck in a rut, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that dialogue is the only way forward for resolving differences and improving bilateral ties between the two hyphenated neighbours. “I’m convinced that dialogue is the only way... Read more
Islamabad LG polls kick off amidst tight security
Islamabad: Local government (LG) elections kicked off in the federal capital at 7.00am on Monday and are expected to continue till 5.30pm without any break, Radio Pakistan reported Residents of Islamabad will go to the polls today to elect local representatives for the first time under the newly-minted Islamabad... Read more
Ghani-Nawaz meeting in Paris will be icebreaker: Khattak
Islamabad: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s participation in the upcoming ministerial meeting of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process in Islamabad will depend on the outcome of his meeting with the Pakistani prime minister in Paris, says a Pashtun leader who recently met the Afghan leader in Kabul. Senior Awami National Party... Read more
Developed countries more responsible for tackling climate change, says Nawaz
Paris : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said that with the developed countries having more responsibility in tackling the climate change challenges, Pakistan was ready to contribute in the global efforts. “Though Pakistan has minimum level of carbon emissions, we will contribute in the global efforts to... Read more
Islamic State Inspired groups may attacks in Punjab: Agencies
Punjab Home Department have warned of possible attacks by Islamic State (IS) against high-profile targets in the province. The Home Department in an intelligence-based alert about the possibility of attacks on important political personalities, and sensitive civil and military installations. The warning also alerts all media houses to remain on... Read more
Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey over jet downing
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a decree adopting a series of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey over the downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. The sanctions are “aimed at ensuring national security and that of Russian citizens” and included a ban on charter flights... Read more
Why Karachi still votes MQM

Why Karachi still votes MQM

Blog November 29, 2015 0

As the local bodies’ elections fever grips Karachi, arguably the most reviled and hated party by most non Karachi-ite Pakistanis as well as the military establishment would be the Mutahda Qaumi Movement or the MQM. Universaly denounced as terrorists, extortionists and cold blooded mass murderers and even traitors and... Read more
‘4 arrested MQM men involved in target killing’: Rangers
Pakistan Rangers Sindh earlier yesterday informed an anti-terrorism court (ATC) about 90-day preventive detention of four workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) arrested earlier this week from Karachi. Rangers personnel along with their legal team produced before the ATC four MQM workers — Waseem Ahmed alias Shama, Muhammad... Read more