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MQM Pakistan severs ties with Altaf Hussain

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August 24, 2016 – 1:41 am

KARACHI: Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar for the first time has said that his party should operate from Pakistan independently, an apparent reference to the leadership of MQM under Altaf Hussain who controls the party from London.


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BALOCHISTAN

Chaman border remained  closed for  fifth day

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QUETTA: Pak-Afghan border at Chaman remained closed for the fifth consecutive day as the 2nd meetings of Pakistani and Afghan officials ended without any result on Tuesday.

By Our correspondent August 24, 2016 – 1:33 am

Fake NAB, MI officer held

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QUETTA: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has said that it had arrested an accused who was pressurizing staff of Deputy Commissioner Office Quetta by introducing himself as an official of NAB and Military Intelligence.

August 23, 2016 – 2:52 am

Quetta attack: SCBA president shows picture of suspicious man

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ISLAMABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Ali Zafar on Monday showed pictures of a suspicious man and demanded to know how this person managed to get in the midst of lawyers at the time of the Quetta attack.

August 22, 2016 – 10:50 pm

EDITORAL

MQM dumps Altaf Hussain under ‘minus one formula’

There were clear indications from day one that the MQM hunger strike camp will not remain peaceful for long and the MQM activists will lose patience on instructions or otherwise, and they will turn violent on slight instigation and it proved correct. No other person, but the MQM Supremo himself provoked them to go and attack media houses of which he named some of the media houses in his speech.

August 24, 2016

Discontinue parallel system of education

It is an undeniable fact that seminaries were established in large numbers and with an unprecedented speed in Balochistan and elsewhere in the country for political reasons.

August 23, 2016

Agitation against the Government started!

The Pakistan Awami Tehrik had started its protest agitation seeking revenge of the blood of its 14 activists shed in police firing in Lahore some two years. On the first day, the PAT workers and activists organized protest rallies in 105 townships and cities demonstrating their orderly behaviour during the rallies all over Pakistan.

August 22, 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG

OPINION

Balochistan needs better investment climate
By Siddiq Baluch – August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 – 1:39 am

QUETTA: Off and on, there are frequent calls or a reiteration from the Government leaders and officials inviting significant investment in Balochistan claiming better opportunities as the province is rich with natural wealth.


PAKISTAN

Rangers release Farooq sattar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan

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KARACHI : The paramilitary Rangers have released senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders Farooq Sattar and Khawaja Izharul Hassan after briefly detaining them on Monday night along with several other party workers after two media houses were attacked by MQM activists following party chief Altaf Hussain’s provocative speech.

By News Desk – August 23, 2016
3 killed in FC action in Hub
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By Our Reporter
August 23, 2016 – 2:59 am

Sindhi community takes part in Pakistan Independence  Parade in New Jersey   
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By Ramzan Chandio
August 23, 2016 – 2:50 am



SPORTS

‘We are not ready’, admits Wenger after Liverpool thrashing

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LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team were not physically ready for the Premier League season after opening the campaign with a chaotic 4-3 defeat at home to Liverpool.

By AFP – August 15, 2016