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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan as Governor Sindh - Pakistan

Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Monday resigned from the post of Governor Sindh. He has left for Dubai and his resignation yet to be accepted by the President of Pakistan. Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khoro took over as Acting Governor Sindh.

Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan (born March 2, 1963) studied in the prestigious Dow Medical College, Karachi. As a student he had a penchant for politics and emerged as a prominent leader of a popular student organization, APMSO, a student wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The MQM is the third largest political party of Pakistan and the second largest in Sindh, having representation in the Federal Parliament of Pakistan, the Sindh Provincial Assembly and the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly. The party enjoys a large following in all units of the federation because of its welfare-oriented egalitarian political manifesto impacted by Mr. Altaf Hussain, the populist leader of the toiling masses. After graduation, he remained the head of the Medical Aid Committee รข€“ poor patients' welfare entity of the party. Gradually, he became a front rank political figure of the MQM. On his return from almost ten years of political exile in London, he was appointed to the position of the Governor of the province of Sindh. Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan assumed the charge of his office on December 27, 2002 as the youngest Governor of Sindh. He is the longest serving Governor of any province of Pakistan since its inception in 1947. Earlier in 1990, he was the youngest Minister in the Provincial cabinet of Sindh, holding the portfolios of Housing and Town Planning. Subsequently, he was also assigned the additional charge of Environment and Public Health Engineering Departments.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Martyr of revolution and loyalty Dr Imran’s Farooq laid to rest

Dr. Imran Farooq, the Martyr of Revolution and founder member of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) laid to rest today at Shuhada Graveyard in Yaseenabad, Karachi. Earlier, the funeral prayer of Dr. Imran Farooq was offered at Jinnah Ground Azizabad. Leader of JUI Maulana Asad Thanvi profound the funeral Prayer of Dr. Imran Farooq. Hundreds of thousands office bearers, workers, supporters attended funeral prayer including Members of the MQM Coordination Committee and elected representatives While leaders of various political parties Pir Mazharu-ul-Haq, Rashid Rabbani, Waqar Mehdi, Najmi Aalam (PPP), Imtiaz Shaikh (PML-F), Nihal Hashmi (PML-N), Molana Asad Devbandi, Allama Ali Karrar Naqvi, Mirza Yousuf Hussain, Shakil Qadri (Sunni Tehreek), famous social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi and also attended the funeral Prayer. At the airport, the MQM leaders wrapped the coffin of their martyr leader’s body in party’s flag and placed the coffin in an ambulance of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF). During the funeral prayer and burial emotional scenes were observed. MQM’s leaders, workers and family members of Dr. Imran Farooq could not control their sentiments and at times cried.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

HRCP demands political parties join hands to end Karachi mayhem

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed serious concern on Wednesday over the spree of killings unleashed on Karachi after the assassination of a lawmaker, and called upon all political actors to do everything within their power to end the bloodshed in the city and settle their differences in a non-violent manner.In a statement issued on Wednesday, HRCP said: “Karachi has once again descended into the now familiar mayhem, with nearly 70 people dead and another 200 injured. As the murders, torching of vehicles, shops and pushcarts continue, the citizens have been left to fend for themselves.

The assassination of Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Raza Haider is condemnable indeed, but the subsequent killings on the streets of Karachi are equally unpardonable. While MQM’s grievances are understandable, their tendency to blame one party for anything that goes amiss would not help. It is now painfully obvious that there are many actors, including terrorists trying to fish in troubled waters, who can start mischief and then sit back as Karachi degenerates into violence.

The government has responded in what has become a typical and a stereotyped manner, naming names first and ordering investigations later. It appears that the government considers its primary obligation is not to protect the lives and property of the people but to issue statements listing possible offenders after the crime has been committed. Little wonder then that the aggrieved parties have not taken the official assertions seriously and have proceeded to go after the perceived perpetrators.

It is an undeniable fact that all parties and groups in Karachi are armed to the teeth and have developed a taste for slugging it out at the slightest provocation. The government’s capacity, rather the abject lack of it, has been totally exposed. The only thing that can redeem the situation is an agreement and an unequivocal commitment by the political parties that they will not resort to violent means, nor display their firepower and street power to settle disagreements.

They also must move to ensure an across-the-board de-weaponisation drive in the port city and somehow try to make up for the utter inability of the government to protect the most basic of human rights of the people.”

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MQM MPA Raza Haider shot dead in Nazimabad area

By S J A Jafri
KARACHI: Raza Haider, MQM leader and Haq Parast member Sindh Assembly and his guard Khalid Khan were assassinated here yesterday evening in Nazimabad area.
According to the details, unknown armed motorcyclists fired shots at Raza Haider and his guard when he was preparing to attend a funeral prayer at Jamia Masjid of Nazimabad Block No 2. An MQM worker Arslan was also killed in the incident.
Raza Haider, received a bullet in his head which proved fatal and he died when on his way to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The guard Khalid Khan later succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical aid at the hospital.
Raza Haider was elected from PS-94 Karachi 6.
Separate incidents of firing were reported in different parts of the city shortly after the fatal attack on MQM leader. The incident sent a wave of fear and panic across the metropolis, as shopkeepers pulled down their shutters in view of any violent reaction by enraged people.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik condemned the incident, urging the people to remain calm. He termed the targeted killings in Karachi as a ‘latest tool’ being used to destabilize the country. Rehman Malik urged MQM leaders to wait for investigation and called upon the people to observe restraint.
He said he would soon hold a meeting with MQM leaders. MQM leaders Babar Ghauri and Haider Abbas Rizvi expressed profound grief on the tragic incident. “It would be difficult to put a cap on the chapter opened (today),” Babar Ghauri asserted.

Altaf demands high-level probe into killing of Raza Haider
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Chief Altaf Hussain yesterday called for a high-level probe into the murder of Raza Haider, MQM leader and a Member Sindh Assembly, who was shot dead by unknown assailants here last evening. Strongly condemning the killing of the MQM MPA, Altaf termed his killing as a big tragedy, said a statement issued by MQM here.
Altaf Hussain said MPA Raza Haider was one of the oldest and honest worker of the party and his murder is a irreparable loss for the MQM. He also condoled with the bereaved family members and said he himself and all activists of the MQM share their grief. Altaf has called upon the government to immediately arrest the culprits.

Karachi killings ‘attempt to destabilize city’: MQM
KARACHI: MQM leaders Babar Ghauri, Haider Abbas Rizvi and Faisal Sabzwari expressed profound grief on the killing of MQM MPA Raza Haider along with his guard here in Nazimabad yesterday.
“It would be difficult to put a cap on the chapter opened (today),” Babar Ghauri asserted. Talking to a local news channel they said the tragic incident was to destabilize the city, which is the economic hub of the country.
Unknown armed motorcyclists fired shots at MQM leader and MPA Raza Haider as well as his guard when he was preparing to attend a funeral prayer at Jamia Masjid of Nazimabad Block No.2. Raza Haider died while he was being shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. His guard succumbed to the bullet wounds later in the hospital.

President, PM strongly condemn MQM MPA killing
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the killing of Raza Haider, MQM leader and Member Sindh Assembly, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Karachi last evening.
The President and Prime Minister in their separate messages expressed shock and grief over the unfortunate incident and directed the concerned authorities to investigate the tragic happening and take all necessary steps to bring the culprits to justice.
They conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

Raza Haider’s funeral today
KARACHI: MQM leader and Member Sindh Assembly, Raza Haider’s funeral prayer will be held here at Jinnah Ground near MQM Headquarter today.
He will be laid to rest in Azizabad’s graveyard.(NC Report)

Friday, July 16, 2010

MQM for opening of Indian Consulate in Karachi

Welcoming Pak-India talks, Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has emphasized that all outstanding disputes between two countries should be discussed.
A delegation of MQM led by Federal Minister, Dr Farooq Sattar called on Foreign Minister, SM Krishna here on Friday.
The meeting between delegation of MQM and Indian Foreign Minister, discussed ambit of issues including that of bilateral relations and elimination of menace of terrorism. MQM in the meeting also demanded to Indian FM for setup of Indian Consulate in Karachi.
Talking to media men here after conclusion of the meeting, Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the talks between Pakistan and India should be comprehensive and result oriented.
He said that issues related to enhancing trade relations between Pakistan and India were also discussed in the meeting. He said that talks were held to further activate Forum of SAARC countries.
The federal minister said that the Indian FM informed him that there is no deadlock on Pak-India talks.
The minister said that the issues of problems related to issuance of visas were also raised in the meeting and the MQM delegation demanded to Indian FM to setup Indian Consulate in Karachi.
On terrorism, the minister said that it (terrorism) is a joint problem of the region and India should also play its due role.
Dr. Farooq Sattar said that Indian Foreign Minister invited him to visit to India.

Friday, January 8, 2010

No connection of MQM activists and Urdu speaking people with the Lyari gang wars: Muttahida calls on security agencies to act on Karachi situation

Muttahida Qaumi Movement today said that there was no connection of MQM activists and Urdu speaking people with the Lyari gang war and ongoing incidents of violence in Karachi.

In a statement issued here, the MQM’s Rabita Committee said that a bloody fighting took place between Lyari gangs on Jan 7, resulting in the killing of several people. However, he said that criminal people of Lyari gang wars first kidnapped MQM workers and Urdu speaking people, and then later martyred them on Jan 8.

“The killing of the innocent MQM’s workers has become a routine matter now, it said.

The committee said that despite the fact that MQM has been informing the federal and provincial governments about the gruesome incidents, no positive outcome has surfaced so far.

The coordination committee further said that no action was taken against any murderer.

Therefore, the MQM appeals to the responsible and honest officers of rangers, police and secret agencies that they should come forward to protect the life and property of innocent people.

According to the MQM, it is the legal and constitutional obligation of law enforcement agencies to protect innocent people from getting killed.