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Saulat Mirza and MQM

By Salman Mugsi • Mar 19th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

While Altaf Hussain in was living like prince in London, Saulat Mirza was rotting  in the jail. Just look at Saulat Mirza’s current and the photos of before jail and you will know that the man died years ago and now waiting for the formality of the hanging. May be it come as a blessing [...]



Get MQM

By Salman Mugsi • Mar 12th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It was being hoped that the PML-N government wouldn’t ignore MQM’s violence and terrorism like PPP. It took some time but at last the patience of federal government has run out and they have raided MQM’s epicenter of evil 90 in earnest through the Rangers.
Many things have gone wrong for the MQM and the time [...]



PMLN and MQM Coming Closer

By Salman Mugsi • Mar 10th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Though still very remote, chances are that PML-N and MQM would settle on some sort of formula in which MQM support the Senate candidates of PML-N, whereas PML-N would include couple of MQM MNAs in the cabinet. Imran Farooq case is another lever in hands of government.
There is fierce opposition within PML-N ranks over this [...]



50000 Rawalpindi Metro Jobs

By Salman Mugsi • Mar 2nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The construction of Rawalpindi metro bus has already enabled thousands of people to get employment within and around Rawalpindi Islamabad region and now sources are predicting that after its completion and then during the running operations, more than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created.
From Rawalpindi Saddar to Islamabad secretariat, this almost 23km metro [...]



Imran Versus Altaf

By Salman Mugsi • Feb 10th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

In all fairness and honesty, Imran Khan’s advice to MQM to dissociate from Altaf  Hussain is very useful for MQM and they know it. But Imran Khan is so naive to understand that MQM is not a political party but a mafia which cannot part with its don.
All over Pakistan, if Imran Khan really enjoys [...]



Why Malik Riaz is Developing Karachi?

By Salman Mugsi • Feb 7th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Why not Sindh government or federal government is doing the development in Karachi like building road infrastructure, transport provision, university establishment and so on? Why a land-grabber turned business tycoon is emerging out as the messiah for the metropolis?
So far Malik Riaz, the chairman of Bahria Town has announced following projects in Karachi and Hyderabad:

Altaf [...]



Ban Both MQM and JI

By Salman Mugsi • Jan 14th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Yes please. Ban both of these parties and provide a huge relief to the people of Pakistan. Also ban any channel which dares to telecast yet another idiotic interview of Siraj ul Haq and yet another ‘thought-provoking’ khitab of Altaf Hussain all the way from London.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain demands to ban [...]



Musharraf Plan

By Salman Mugsi • Dec 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

After failing to dislodge the federal government through Imran Khan and Qadri, the same elements in establishment are now using Musharraf and MQM to topple PPP government in Sindh. This way they would not only punish PPP for not becoming part of London Plan against PML-N, but also would give chance to Musharraf to sneak [...]



MQM Malik Riaz Mafia Merger

By Salman Mugsi • Nov 28th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Malik Riaz represents one of the biggest land mafia in Potohar area of Punjab especially around Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) represents the biggest mafia of every type in the Karachi. The scale, approach, funding, and clout of MQM is way bigger than Malik Riaz, but Riaz has his own cunning ways.
It was [...]



Zardari in Hashwani’s Book

By Salman Mugsi • Nov 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Two titans have locked horns again. Two of the most rich people have come out with daggers drawn to fight in the public. One has published a book leveling allegations against the other, and the other has gone to courts and is serving defamation notices of billion rupees.
Hashoo Group’s president Sadruddin Hashwani has written a [...]