Aug 14

Jasmeen Manzoor’s latest revelatory publication slams MQM

jasmeen manzoor finalLONDON: Former Pakistani Samaa TV anchor Jasmeen Manzoor has once again seen bringing up ‘surprising’ facts through his revelatory digital publication and slammed the country’s political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

Jasmeen Manzoor, who was vanished from the media eye after receiving life threats from allegedly unknown political-backed assassins, has emerged with her recent blog ‘TRUTH” Behind My Silence!’.

The former TV anchor said that her silence should not be assumed as weakness as it can be judged by a large number of viewers and truth lovers which finally lead to resignation from Samaa after 4 years.

She said that the worsening days started from the day of Pakistan’ general election 2013 on May 11 when she caught some persons red handed stamping fake votes for a political party, Mutahida Qaumi Moment (MQM).

“My excitement turned into my nightmare. I decided to cast my vote along with my old mother and my brother.”, she said.

Manzoor claimed that the suspected persons misbehaved by pushing and ripping her shirt while her mother, who was present to cast her vote as well, fell down during the fight.

She said that the TV channel’s management stopped her for a live election transmission for discussing the event in order to prevent anger of Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

According to her latest publication, she was informed by security agencies regarding assassination plan of her or any member of family after she conducted live shows on MQM chief’s controversial speeches which lead to heavy criticism on Altaf Hussain in Pakistan and abroad.

Later that night Mr. Altaf Hussain, the founder and chairman of Mutahida Qaumi Moment (MQM) made very incited telephonic speeches from London in which he talked about killing people and abused the journalists and anchors calling them barking dogs. By now the entire media of Pakistan had focused on Karachi.

Jasmeen Manzoor said that all the intelligence agencies reports including CID, Intelligent Bureau (IB), Inter services Intelligence (ISI) all terrorists belonged to the largest ethnic political party of Karachi Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

“These reports were sent to the Government of Pakistan on all levels”, she added.

Jasmine clarified that she never received any direct threat from MQM before being told by the Intelligence agencies of Pakistan.

The former TV anchorperson also described suspected behaviour of MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain and other prominent party leaders including Governor Sindh, Mr. Ishrat Ul Ibad, member of London’s Rabitta committee Nusrat Nadeem, Wasaay Jalil and Saif Abbas.

“I requested help from my news channel (Samaa TV), from the government and from law enforcement agencies but no one was ready to seriously resolve this issue I was told to move in a bullet proof car ! To keep a low profile or rather better move from Karachi . How can I a journalist move in a bullet proof car ? Where would I get a car like that from ? But no one was there to help me. What did I do which compelled any political party to send target killers for me? I was doing my job honestly.”, Jasmeen said.

She informed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in presence of entire media during energy conference about the potential threats of target killing at me and my family without taking the name of any political party but the PM had nothing to say he only expressed sorrow at her dilemma.

Interior Federal Minister Chaudhary Nisar and Director General, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) were also informed by the situation but all efforts went into vein.

Jasmeen Manzoor refused the reports for leaving Pakistan and profession by saying, “I would never leave my homeland and I would never leave my profession, no matter if gangs kill me.”

She vowed to book about her experiences as a female Journalist which will truly reveal the real persona of political entities and true colors of the establishment of Pakistan.

The former TV anchor reiterated, “I am not leaving my country and profession, I lived as a journalist and will die as a journalist. I may not live but my writings will surely live and will keep enlightening people”

Jasmine Manzoor’s recent publication tweeted on her official account as well while several senior journalists and media persons were invited to read the article.

According to Jasmeen Manzoor, she is residing in an undisclosed location in Pakistan as in self imposed exile due to serious threats from unknown target killers because security agencies have asked to do so.

Jun 22

MQM’s MPA Sajid Qureshi, son gunned down in Karachi

sajid qureshiKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member of provincial assembly (MPA) Sajid Qureshi has been killed along with his son in a targeted attack carried out by unknown miscreants on Friday.

Unidentified assailants on motorcycle carried out the attack on MQM’s Sajid in North Nazimabad area of Karachi when he came out of Al-Huda mosque along with his son after offering Friday prayer.

According to police sources, two of his sons were also present with Qureshi while the elder son, Waqas Qureshi, has also been killed when he tried to save his father by the attack.

The sources added, Sajid Qureshi and his son Waqas Qureshi lost their lives while they were being shifting to a nearby private hospital.

Some eyewitnesses told the TNT representative that Rangers check post is already situated near place where the attack was carried out but nobody was present at that moment when the deadly incident took place.

It is pertinent to note, pillion riding is restricted in Karachi for months due to several terrorism attacks in past but mostly targeted attacks are being carried out by motorcyclists.

May 21

Altaf directs MQM workers to end protests

altafLONDON (Dunya News):-Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief has directed his party workers to call off the schedule of protest rallies in all units and sectors till further order is issued in this regard.

According to sources, the party chief also has called the meeting of MQM’s workers of all units, sectors and organizational departments.

The meeting will be held at Lal Gila Ground Aziz Abad at 6 pm on Tuesday (today) in which party workers hailing from all sectors including KMOC Labour Division, Rabita Committee, KTC, Sindh Organizational Committee, Women Sector Karachi, APMSO, Medical ad Legal ad Committee, Punjabi Pakhtun Saraeki Organisation Committee, Minorities Committee and Ulma Committee would participate.

Later, the media would be made aware of the latest situation and comprehensive policy adopted by the MQM which is in troubled waters due to law and order situation in Karachi.

It is worth mentioning that the PTI leadership has held Altaf Hussain responsible for assassination of Sindh PTI vice president Zahra Hussain. MQM chief severely reacted against the Imran Khan’s statement, with the warning that the PTI should avoid to release such irresponsible statements without any justification.

Under such circumstances, Altaf Hussain is feeling pressure on the part of him; that is why he has become over conscious and decided to consult his party workers and advisors proper solution to come out of such critical situation.

May 13

Altaf denies demanding Karachi’s separation

Pakistan Politics MQM AltafHussainKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has, in an apparent damage control move, stated Monday that he did not make any demand for separation of Karachi from the country.

In a policy statement issued today, Altaf Hussain in an attempt to clarify his earlier stand said those hurling accusation in connection with his Sunday’s statement should view it in a proper context by obtaining its audio CD.

The statement said: “How can Altaf Hussain issue an anti-Pakistan statement?”

Addressing his party leaders and workers on Sunday, Altaf Hussain had said: “If the ‘establishment’ doesn’t accept his party’s mandate, it should go ahead and detach it from the rest of the country.”

He had said, ‘instead of abusing Karachi and its people, separate Karachi from Pakistan’ and warned the ‘establishment’ that they were playing with fire. “If you didn’t stop playing with fire, it would burn down the entire Pakistan,” he snapped, and the same time added that he was not issuing any threats to anyone.

In today’s statement, Altaf Hussain paid tributes to the staff of Election Commission of Pakistan and its Chief Fakhruddin G Ebrahim for successful conduct of general elections in the country.

He also congratulated the nation on the holding of general elections and continuity of democratic process.

Yesterday, he had warned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reach a decision with honesty or else they will not be able to find any shelter.

Earlier today, the Election Commission Secretary, Ishtiaque Ahmed said that re-polling would only be conducted on 43 polling stations of NA-250 (Karachi) and not in the entire city as being demanded by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership and its supporters besides other political parties.

Various protests were staged in Karachi against the ‘massive rigging’ allegedly carried out by MQM during the May 11 elections in the city.

A protest sit-in staged by PTI supporters yesterday still continues at Teen Talwar, Karachi while another such demonstration was also carried out by them at Sharea Faisal this evening. They are demanding re-polling on all the National and provincial constituencies across Karachi.

In today’s statement, Altaf Hussain asked the protestors to avoid creating further complications for the country by staging demonstrations on streets.

“Those who have any grievances should adopt legal means for their redressal,” he advised.

Altaf Hussain said ‘we should inculcate the habit of accepting each other’.

“Let’s resolve to build Pakistan in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azaam and Allama Iqbal,” the MQM Chief asserted.

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May 11

PS-95 independent candidate among 3 shot dead in Karachi

Pakistan Karachi MQM electionKARACHI: Unknown armed men on Friday shot dead an independent candidate, Shakil Ahmed in the Landhi area of the city on Friday.

Shakil Ahmed who was a candidate for PS-95 was among the three killed during an exchange of fire between two groups in Landhi-6.

Ahmed was a businessman and an independent candidate for the assembly in southern province Sindh but was supported by a faction of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the main party which controls Karachi, the Sindh capital.

“We have received three dead bodies, including that of Shakil Ahmed,” said Doctor Semi Jamali, head of the emergency department at Jinnah Hospital.

Khalid Hamid, spokesman for the MQM faction to which Ahmed was aligned, confirmed his death.

“Unknown gunmen opened fire on Shakil Ahmed and he along with two other supporters were killed on the spot. They were in the Landhi area of Karachi for an election meeting,” he said.

The faction defected from MQM in 1992 and has a bitter rivalry with the party, one of the main secular coalition partners in the outgoing federal government.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the hooting.

Attacks on politicians and political parties have now killed 127 people since mid-April.

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has called the elections the most violent in the country’s history.