MQM Chief Calls For Sit-Ins To Protest Against The Arrest Of MQM Workers

Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM); Altaf Hussain, has called for sit-ins in Karachi against the arrests of MQM workers during the raid on Wednesday.

The raid was carried by Sindh Rangers in which they arrested 30 workers of MQM from the area of Gulshan-i-Maymar. Eight were released on Thursday. In response to these arrests, MQM has announced sit-in protests in eleven venues all over the Karachi including the areas of Sharah-i-Faisal, Liaquatabad, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Landhi, Numaish, and Rizvia Society. Moreover, the protest central area is chosen to be the Chief Minister House.

Altaf called the incident condemnable and said that the MQM workers were making their peaceful efforts and activities when they were being arrested. Altaf also demanded the cessation of such brutal actions and the release of all the workers arrested from Scheme 33 on Wednesday. He held Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Chief Minister Sindh Sayed Qaim Ali Shah responsible for these brutal arrests and asked for the fulfillment of his demands.

The MQM Chief Altaf Hussain shared his opinion in a TV interview that in the name of Karachi operation, MQM was victimized, extra-judicially killing of people occurred, and their bodies were deserted in bushes. The office of Faisal Sabzwari and Muzammil Qureshi were raided, and workers were taken into custody among a siege nearby the office, he added.

Altaf strongly condemned the incident and accused the Sindh Rangers of discerning against MQM.