UK Media Questions Goverment Over Altaf

Tuesday 15 May 2007 by


The Daily Telegraph on Monday raised the question about allowing Altaf Hussain run affairs of Karachi from London. In an article ‘Running Karachi From London’ the paper said

“As his fiefdom descended into brutal violence, with the deaths of at least 40 people reported amid the worst political bloodshed Pakistan has witnessed in years, Altaf Hussain directed his followers by telephone from a safe place, more than 5,000 miles away.

“His headquarters, or ‘international secretariat’, is not in the Pakistani port city but housed in a red-brick office block opposite a supermarket on Edgeware High Street,”

The paper also reported that when a British diplomat was questioned as to why Mr. Hussain was not deported before citizenship was granted, the diplomat replied that

“He has not committed a crime on British soil.”


Imran Compares MQM to Nazis

Tuesday 15 May 2007 by

Imran Khan, Leader to Tehrik-e-Insaf, compared Muttehida Qumi Movement and its leader Altaf Hussain, to the Nazi Party of Pre World War 2 Germany and its leader Adolf Hitler


Yesterday in Lahore, speaking to a press conference, Imran Khan blamed the government for ignoring the need for aduqate security measures, when such concerns had been raised a day prior to the event.

Imran Khan also said that Tehreek-e-Insaf was currently consulting lawyers to lodge an FIR against President Pervaiz Musharraf and Altaf Hussain. He also expressed his wish in suing British Prime Minister Tony Blair for harbouring a criminal rather than bringing him to justice.

US Calls For Peaceful Resolution

Tuesday 15 May 2007 by

Washinton on Monday Urged all parties to resolve the conflict through dialog and not violence. Question is will they listen to someone who refuses to talk itself (US and Iran).

Peshawer, bomb explosion.

Tuesday 15 May 2007 by

PESHAWAR: More than 24 people killed and several injured when a blast occurred in a hotel (Marhaba Hotel) situated at main road here on Tuesday. Interior Ministry has confirmed the killing of 19 people whereas investigations teams have formed on the directives of Frontier chief minister. Frontier Chief Minister has also announced the compensation of Rs.0.1 million each for deceased and Rs. 50,000 each for injured.


Can money really compensate for your loved ones?

Reporters Without Borders says MQM attacked Business Recorder and Aaj TV

Tuesday 15 May 2007 by

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders blamed the assaults, which hit the private Aaj TV and the Business Recorder (BR) newspaper, on activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). the channel refused to comply with MQM’s request to stop covering the protests, Reporters Without Borders said in a statement. Aaj broadcast live on Saturday as the building housing its studio and the office of the newspaper came under fire, with correspondents seen diving to the floor as bullets smashed their office windows. Employees of the TV channel and newspaper remained trapped in the building for nearly six hours due to heavy fire but security forces did not intervene, the watchdog said. For more information go to

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2007

Karachi Closed

Monday 14 May 2007 by

City roads deserted only a few taxis and rickshaws on street. Areas towards National and Super highway a bit unstable and a few armed gangs seen near Sohrab Goth. No violence reported as yet.

Karachi Chaos Pictures

Monday 14 May 2007 by

Chaos of May 12th 2007

Photo Taken From Karachi MetBlog 

KARACHI – May 11: Paramilitary personnel stand guard near the Quaid-i-Azam International Airport on Friday.—AFP

KARACHI – May 13: Some of the shops set on fire on the second day of violence in the city.—AFP

KARACHI – May 13: The father of a man killed in a Saturday gun battle mourns the death of his son with his grandsons on Sunday.—AP

KARACHI – May 13: Paramilitary soldiers arrive at a market after angry mobs set ablaze shops near Water Pump intersection on Sunday.—Online

The battleground: Sharea Faisal.—AFP

KARACHI – May 12: A policeman passes by burning vehicles during clashes between government and oppositions supporters.—AFP

KARACHI – May 12: The Sindh High Court, the venue of Saturday’s lawyers’ gathering, looks deserted. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry was scheduled to address the bar.—Photo by Fahim Siddiqui

KARACHI – May 12: Some people injured by gunfire lie along the kerb on the Sharea Faisal flyover.—Faysal Mujeeb

KARACHI – May 12: Violent activists destroy cars and public transport on Saturday. — AP

KARACHI – May 12: A stranded passenger takes a nap at the airport’s lounge on Saturday. — Dawn

ISLAMABAD – May 12: Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal and its student wing activists burn poster of President Musharraf in Blue Area in Islamabad on Saturday protesting the Karachi violence.—Dawn

Photos Taken From Please go there for more information.

Karachi Update

Monday 14 May 2007 by

Strike in effect in Karachi. Factories in Korangi and Site reported forcefully closed by political workers. Roads very quite. Shara-e-Faisal and areas around Mohd Ali Deserted with only a few cars on the road.

Geo Hacked

Monday 14 May 2007 by

Geo TV Website Hacked. For more info go to MB’s post on KarachiMetBlog

Picture Taken From KarachiMetBlog

Area Update Mohd Ali

Sunday 13 May 2007 by

Went out just now. Mohd Ali and Dohraji both open. All grocery stores are open and well. Express way and kala-pull also ok. Not much traffic but otherwise everything is fine. Good time to stock up for tomorrow. We need more reporters. Please sign up and post your own observations.