Stories about Farooq Sattar

MQM: The International phenomenon

Let’s discuss what took place early Thursday morning on BBC’s Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman. The show reported that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain was being investigated for money laundering worth at least 400,000 pounds as well as for provocation of violence, the penalties of which are 14 years’ incarceration and life imprisonment respectively. The news report by Owen Bennett Jones featured video clips of Hussain making statements mentioning ‘body bags’ and ‘abdomens’. It also showed an outline of the assassination of MQM leader Imran Farooq and a number of interviews including a former MQM member, Naim Ahmed, and a former ...

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Elections 2013: Don’t take General Musharraf lightly

Given the volatile political situation of the country, it is hard to predict who will be supporting whom and which party will be contesting for premiership in the next general elections. But one thing seems to be certain, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf is going to eventually land at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport and hundreds, if not thousands, of activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will be welcoming the commando back home along with workers of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML). Why am I so sure? I am no fortune-teller but I can guess the future scenario with the help of some ...

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