MQM News Today
KARACHI: Crackdown against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) continued on Friday as the
law enforcement agencies raided several party offices, sealing and demolishing them across the country
specially in Sindh and its capital.
According to local media reports, six MQM offices alleged to be illegally constructed in Karachi have also
been demolished by security agencies.
MQM offices in Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, North Karachi and other areas are shut, witnesses said.
Notices displayed outside each shut office warned of a stern action against any person who tries to reopen MQM party centres.
Meanwhile, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) earlier today remanded MQM leaders Kanwar Naveed,
Qamar Mansoor, Shahid Pasha and other 37 party workers in police custody for another two days,
under the case pertaining to anti-Pakistan slogans and attack on media houses in Karachi on Monday.
Moreover, the series of developments came after a provocative speech by MQM chief Altaf Hussain incited party
workers to raid media houses and set ablaze a police mobile and other private vehicles in the metropolis.
It is pertinent to mention here that Asif Hasnain, MQM’s Member of National Assembly was detained by law
enforcement agencies at Karachi Airport on Thursday. The MNA was leaving for Islamabad when he was taken
into custody, and had been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. He was later on Friday morning
released by the law enforcers.
Posters and banners depicting MQM chief Altaf Hussain were also taken down by unknown persons from
the party strongholds in the city. Name of Mukka Chowk located in Azizabad – the MQM stronghold – was also
changed to Liaquat Ali Khan Chowk on Thursday.