Muttahida Qaumi Movement

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Altaf Hussain and Azeem Ahmed Tariq

Date/Year Founded

18th March 1984 (as Muhajir Qaumi Movement)

Geographic Focus

Urdu speaking districts of Sindh, though it has set up units in the rest of the country as well.

Flag/ Colours

Past Party Heads

Altaf Hussain

Office bearers:

1.    Party Head

2.    General Secretary


Altaf Hussain




Primarily representing the urban middle class, MQM professes liberal and progressive policies. It is strongly anti extremism and condemns religious fanaticism. It opposes feudalism and demands land reforms in country. It supports the alliance with the US and the West and considers talibanisation as a clear and present threat to Pakistan.

Slogan/Punch line

Empowering People

Issues in Focus

Elected Local Governments

Land Reform

Fighting Extremism

Participation in Elections

1988, 1990, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2013

Representation in Parliament-  From 1970-2013




Election Symbol for 2013




Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Pakistan

NINE ZERO, 494/8 Azizabad, Federal B. Area 

Karachi, Pakistan 

Phone: +92 21 3631 3690, +92 21 36329131, +92 21 36329900 

Fax: +92 21 36329955

Prominent Personalities


Farooq Sattar
Mustafa Kamal
Faisal Sabzwari
Nasreen Jaleel
Raza Haroon
Haider Abbas Rizvi
Rauf Siddiqui
Babar Ghauri
Waseem Akhtar

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