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DEMOCRACY WITHIN POLITICAL PARTIES

While Democratic theory places great importance upon the conduct, participation, and regularity in elections, but what is often overlooked is that the electoral game takes place in two arenas, not only between political parties but also within them. The four most important aspects of democracy that seek to strengthen as well as uphold it are not only essential for any …

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44 MQM members sent to jail by ATC

An anti-terrorism court Wednesday (today) sent 44 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers, including three party leaders, on judicial remand over alleged involvement in an attack on media houses in Karachi on August 22 and charges of treason and terrorism. Read more: MQM’s jailed Waseem Akhtar takes oath as Karachi mayor MQM leaders Shahid Pasha, Qamar Mansoor and MNA Kanwar Naveed, as …

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Karachi By-polls: MQM rules as all other parties fail to show presence

Amid extraordinary security measures by the Sindh Rangers and police, polling stations in PS-117 and PS-106, the two constituencies where by-elections were held on Thursday, offered a deserted view till around mid-day, when mainly the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) supporters started coming in to cast their votes. In the absence of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), which once again decided to stay …

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MQM’s target killer caught, confesses 30 killings

Alleged target killer Kashif alias David has confessed to killing thirty people including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leader Zuhair Akram Nadeem and Bihari Qaumi Movement (BQM) chief Aftab Malik, a Rangers spokesperson stated on Tuesday. MNA Zuhair Akram Nadim was shot dead on July 4, 1998 in Sector E of Orangi Town while Aftab Malik, ex-UC Nazim and founder …

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MQM Chief Altaf admitted RAW links

Britain’s former deputy head of Mission in Karachi Shaharyar Khan Niazi has claimed that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s leader Altaf Hussain voluntarily told the British government that he worked for the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Shaharyar Khan Niazi worked for the British High Commission in Karachi for over a decade but importantly he remained at the …

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Kamal finally names political party

Kamal finally names political party

Announcing the name of his ‘new party’ on Wednesday, former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal said the “Pak Sarzameen Party” will release its manifesto in the near future. The manifesto is being drafted by those who are “most competent”, he said. “It should be clear to you that those of us on this path are not here to distribute power, gain …

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MQM escaped anti-terror laws due to diplomatic advice

The British High Commission in Pakistan through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) used its influence over Scotland Yard to convince the police not to use the counter-terrorism legislation in relation to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) related investigation, credible sources have revealed. The decision not to use terrorism legislation, which is applied routinely in similar cases, has severely hampered …

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Karachi: Good MQM, Bad MQM

As ‘the world’s second best mayor’ returns to save his city, Karachi appears more apprehensive than excited while the rest of the country is amused at the prospect of Bhai finally losing his grip on the party he leads with an iron hand and a telephone line from London. Can Mustafa Kamal be as good as his name and turn …

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Altaf Hussain and MQM badly exposed and bashed by Mustafa Kamal

Former mayor of Karachi, Mustafa Kamal in a dramatic return to the city revealed for the first time his reasons behind his controversial exit from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and criticised the party’s chief Altaf Hussain for “deception” and what he called his poor running of one of Karachi’s strongest political parties. Read: Intrigue surrounds Mustafa Kamal’s return In …

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MQM explained

On the third day of June 2014, everything came to a grinding halt in Karachi just after 1pm. As news started filtering through the airwaves that Altaf Hussain – the founder and chief of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM)– Karachi’s most powerful political party, had been arrested in London on money laundering charges, everybody wanted to be home before anything …

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