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MQM in throes of power struggle

MUTTAHIDA leader Dr Farooq Sattar addresses a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.—White Star

KARACHI: A day after Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain’s diatribe against the country, the Pakistan-based leadership of the party on Tuesday distanced itself from his comments and decided to strip him of organisational powers for an indefinite period. Mr Hussain has been running the day-to-day organisational affairs of the party over phone from the confines of his palatial London ... Read More »

Karachi’s Green Line bus will be more beautiful than Lahore metro: PM Nawaz

PM Nawaz Sharif meets CM Qaim, Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad, DG Rangers Maj Gen Bilal Akbar and others. ─ PM Office KARACHI: "It will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro bus," Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his audience during the groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi's Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on Friday. PM Nawaz at the inauguration ceremony ... Read More »

PM Nawaz inaugurates Karachi’s Green Line bus project

PM Nawaz at the inauguration ceremony of the Karachi Green Line BRT. ─ DawnNews KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday inaugurated Karachi's Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. PM Nawaz at the inauguration ceremony of the Karachi Green Line BRT. ─ DawnNews Upon his arrival in Karachi earlier, PM Nawaz was received by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali ... Read More »

FIFA hopeful Sheikh Salman gifted Shamlan to PFF before AFC election

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa. -AFP/file KARACHI: The front-runner in Friday’s FIFA’s presidential election, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa gave the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) a coach on a gratis basis a month before a crucial election, Dawn and England’s Daily Mail can exclusively reveal. That coach was Sheikh Salman’s Bahraini compatriot Mohammad Shamlan Mubarak ... Read More »

Pakistan’s historic women’s rights bill praised by activists

– Photo by Emaan Rana / White Star (The photo is a re-enactment using actors). LAHORE: Activists Thursday hailed the passing of a historic bill protecting women's rights in Punjab, with the legislation establishing a helpline and shelters while calling for some defendants to wear GPS trackers. Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill redefines “violence” to include “any offence ... Read More »