Mohajir Qaumi Movement Pakistan

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Mohajir Qaumi Movement Pakistan
مہاجر قومی موومنٹ پاکستان
AbbreviationMQM-H
LeaderAfaq Ahmed
FoundersAfaq Ahmed[1]
Amir Khan[1]
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)[1]
Split fromMuhajir Qaumi Movement (Muttahida Qaumi Movement)
Preceded byMohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi)
HeadquartersDHA Karachi (current)[2]
Bait Ul Hamza, Landhi
(former/demolished in 2003)[1][3]
IdeologyMuhajir nationalism[1][4]
Liberal socialism
Secularism
Political positionCentre-left
ColorsRed, green and white
   
Election symbol
Candle
Candle 4.svg
Party flag
Pk mqm.svg

The Mohajir Qaumi Movement Pakistan[2][5] (Urdu: مہاجر قومی موومنٹ پاکستان) formerly known as Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi), MQM-Haqiqi[6] is a political party claiming to represent the Mohajir in Sindh, Pakistan whose leader is Afaq Ahmed.[7]

History[edit]

The Movement was originally established by Afaq Ahmed & Altaf Hussain in 1978 as All Pakistan Mohajir Students Organization (APMSO), in Karachi University. Presently, the movement is known originally it was as "Muhajir Qaumi Movement", a break away faction from the original Mohajir Qaumi Movement which was later established as "Muttahida Qaumi Movement", headed by Altaf Hussain, who is living in self-exile in London.[1] In 2017, Muttahida Qaumi Movement was split and a separate party Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan was created by Farooq Sattar, who split it from MQM founder and leader Altaf Hussain and MQM-Alfaf based faction was later started rendered as Muttahida Qaumi Movement – London.[8]

Urban Sindh Province[edit]

Afaq Ahmed has raised voice for the creation of “urban or South Sindh province”.[6]

Controversies[edit]

Afaq Ahmed's imprisonment[edit]

Ahmed was arrested in 2004 but, after almost eight years of imprisonment, the court had not found him guilty of any charges and, on 17 December 2011, the Sindh High Court declared that Ahmed's imprisonment under the "Maintenance of Public Order" provisions was illegal and ordered him to be set free. A crowd gathered outside of the jail to welcome their leader.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "25 years on, MQM-H facing tough fight for political survival". Dawn (newspaper). 2017-06-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  2. ^ a b "LIST OF ENLISTED POLITICAL PARTIES" (PDF). www.ecp.gov.pk. Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 21 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Baitul Hamza shall rise again?". Pakistan Today. 2011-07-24.
  4. ^ "After years of obscurity, MQM-Haqiqi seeks to establish relevance to Mohajir politics". The News International (newspaper). 19 May 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  5. ^ "To deweaponise Karachi, MQM-H willing to surrender even legal weapons". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 23 April 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2022. ..The party will be contesting the upcoming general elections under the name of Mohajir Qaumi Movement - Pakistan. Apart from deweaponisation, the party also proposed setting up organisations, such..
  6. ^ a b Ayub, Imran (2021-12-27). "All Mohajir entities should unite for new province, says Afaq". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  7. ^ "Afaq sees 'conspiracy' against medical college, hospital for Landhi, Korangi". Dawn. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Farooq Sattar's MQM struggles to step out of Altaf's shadow - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  9. ^ "MQM chief set to be released today". Dawn (newspaper). 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  10. ^ "MQM-H Chairman Afaq Ahmed released from central jail". The Nation (newspaper). 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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