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MQM endorses GST in committee, JUI-F opposes in Senate

MQM endorses GST in committee, JUI-F opposes in Senate

ISLAMABAD: The government’s coalition partners, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F, on Wednesday took a U-turn on their respective stances on the reformed General Sales Tax (GST) bill, with the former endorsing the decisions of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the latter opposing the bill in the Senate.
In the Senate body on finance’s Wednesday meeting, MQM’s Senator Ahmed Ali, who is the chairman of the committee, said that the proceedings on

ANP, MQM reject PPP parliamentary nominations on judges’ appointment

ISLAMABAD: Already isolated by its allies on the issue of the reformed General Tax (GST), the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Tuesday ignited yet another controversy by nominating four treasury members for the parliamentary committee to appoint judges of the superior judiciary without consulting the Awami National Party (ANP), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
A statement issued by the President’s House said the names of four

MQM stages walkout from NA, Senate and SA

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday jolted the government by implementing a roadmap to pull out from the coalition by boycotting the proceedings of the Senate, National Assembly and Sindh Assembly as first step of the strategy.
The MQM legislators boycotted the proceedings of both Houses of parliament to protest against the government’s failure to control the skyrocketing prices, particularly the recent increase in prices of petroleum products.

MQM won’t take Malik’s word anymore

ISLAMABAD: Given a full backing by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain to take any decision on the fate of the coalition government, a four-member MQM delegation will today (Monday) inform President Asif Ali Zardari that the party was in no mood to trust “false promises” made by Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
A source in the MQM informed Pakistan Today that the delegation, headed by Minister of Ports and Shipping Babar Ghouri, would bring a long list of complaints

Sheikh Rashid invites MQM to join MML

KARACHI: Muttahida Muslim League (MML) leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmad asked the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) to join the newly-formed alliance of the different factions of the Muslim League, during his visit to the MQM headquarters Nine-Zero on Saturday.
On the ocassion, MQM leaders Federal MINister Babar Ghauri, Waseem Aftab and former Karachi deputy mayor Nasreen Jalil said that they would discuss this invitation at a meeting of their party. Nasreen said that her party would take

PPP-‘Q’ meeting was a show of power against MQM: Sana

The Pakistan People Party’s meeting with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) is meant to send a message to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) that its breaking away from the coalition will not destabilise the federal government as PPP has the PML-Q’s support, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Tuesday.
Sanaullah was talking to reporters after appearing before the judicial commission constituted to probe the abduction and torture of senior journalist

Foreign agencies warn MQM leaders to be on red alert

International intelligence agencies on Monday warned the central leadership of the MQM to maintain vigilance and remain careful, as the party leaders’ lives were under threat in the present situation.
Sources said the Interior Ministry had forwarded a report to the MQM leadership, warning that following the unremitting target killings in Karachi, some of their leaders could be targeted, therefore Dr Farooq Sattar, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Mustafa Kamal, Faisal

PPP takes MQM, ANP on board for peace in Karachi

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday decided that no military operation would be carried out in the Karachi city to control the recent spate of violence, after Online news service reported earlier in the day that the president and the prime minister had decided in principle to give a green signal to a selective offensive in Karachi to control the spiraling violence that has so far killed over 100 people.
Online quoted

Zardari going to great lengths to keep MQM

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the Pakistan People’s Party to take all-out measures to keep the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the coalition.
The president was chairing a meeting of the PPP Core Committee on Tuesday that took stock of the current political and economical situation of the country and decided to carry on with the new party strategy adopted around two weeks ago. The meeting discussed in length the violence in Karachi, the judiciary-executive

Much remains to be resolved between PPP and MQM

KARACHI: A joint press conference by Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) central leader Dr Farooq Sattar at MQM headquarters on Monday hinted that much remains to be resolved between the two coalition partners.
Sources said an intense meeting was held, in which the MQM leaders bluntly put forward their reservations and demands to the interior minister. Addressing the joint press conference, Malik said all those