Altaf Hussain MQM and Karachi

How MQM destroyed Karachi and the Urdu Speaking Mohajirs

Karachi Walay or Altaf Hussain Around 22 years ago, my brother was brutally tortured by APMSO workers inside the canteen of his college. I very distinctly remember that day. Back then it meant that if you were taken by THEM, you would not come back alive. Back then, we did not have cell phones so [...]

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Post-election review of the real estate market in Pakistan

The general elections held in May 2013 put a positive impact not only on the stock market but also on the real estate sector of Pakistan. The new pro-business government upheld the realty market to bolster in the second half of the calendar year (CY) 2013. However, a particular stability was witnessed subsequently in the [...]

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Day of suffering for Karachi as MQM Chief Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Karachi went into panic mode after news of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s arrest by London Metropolitan Police was made public. From MQM’s initial denial of arrest to the statement that he was taken to police station for “an interview”, the half-truths and distorted facts continued, statements changed as the day progressed. Eventually it was concluded [...]

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Panic grips Karachi as MQM chief Altaf Hussain allegedly arrested in London

Karachi shutter downs as news of MQM chief Altaf Hussain being arrested by London Metropolitan police on account of money laundering is telecasted from TV news channels. According to Samaa TV, London Metropolitan Police informed Pakistani authorities at least 3 days earlier about their intention to arrest Altaf Hussain. Interior Ministry directed law enforcement agencies [...]

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Altaf Hussain: From Father of Nation to Leader of Nation

The people of Karachi, who are going through their worst times by facing issues like target killing, extortion and long hours of unannounced load shedding were pushed in another dilemma when the city’s main political party, MQM pasted posters, banners and hoardings with the pictures of Altaf Hussain, describing him as the Father of Nation in the [...]

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Nawaz Sharif meet Narendra Modi, Aman ki Asha takes the driving seat?

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who travelled to India for attending the oath ceremony of the newly sworn-in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with barrage of criticism from the media quarters. Many political analysts were thinking that Mr. Modi has shown a very good gesture by inviting Pakistani premier in his oath taking ceremony and [...]

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#BringBackOurGirls: Reaction on Michelle Obama campaign for return of kidnapped Nigeria schoolgirls

United States First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a support campaign for return of kidnapped Nigeria schoolgirls allegedly taken by the Boko Haram (The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad) Michelle Obama had a picture holding a card saying Bring Back Our Girls (the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls is used to promote the [...]

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Police adminsters poliovirus vaccine in Pakistan

World Health Organization declared Pakistan as a country exporting Poliovirus, Travelers must take Polio shots

In a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of World Health Organization (WHO), concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus, it was announced that Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon are three countries currently exporting wild poliovirus. WHO declared #Pakistan as a country exporting #poliovirusClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule WHO recommended that states exporting poliovirus [...]

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PTI Boycotts Geo and Jang

Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan announced to boycott Geo and Jang for their alleged role in poll rigging during Elections 2013 in Pakistan. Express Tribune quotes Imran Khan’s decision to boycott Geo and Jang, “No PTI representative will appear on Geo or subscribe to Geo/Jang newspapers till such time as Geo apologises for [...]

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Urdu Ustad: Interactive app makes learning Urdu alphabets fun for kids!

Pardesi Media based out of United States has released a free interactive app “Urdu Ustad” that introduces kids to Urdu alphabets and words. The original audiences of the app were families who immigrated to non-Urdu speaking countries, and needed ways for their kids to stay connected to their culture and language. Recently majority of downloads [...]

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