KARACHI: In an overnight raid on Saturday the paramilitary personnel arrested activists of MQM-London and MQM-Pakistan from different areas of the metropolis, sources informed.
Reports suggest that from Bahadurabad area, former Town Nazim, Faisal, who is associated with MQM-Pakistan was taken into custody. He was later shifted to an undisclosed location.
In Lyari`s Kalri area, police arrested an MQM-London activist, Kamran. Police claim that the suspect is involved in cases of terrorism and target killing.
Later, in the early morning, MQM-London`s town member Basharat Hussain was arrested in a search operation by law enforcement agencies. Hussain was shifted to an undisclosed location.
Meanwhile, on Thursday law enforcement agencies arrested senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement - London in-charge Saathi Ishaq.
The party`s leader Mustafa Azizabadi claimed that Rangers personnel arrested Ishaq on Thursday night near Sindh High Court when he was leaving for his home. Another MQM-London Rabita Committee member, University of Karachi`s Assistant Registrar Arif Haider, was taken into custody and was shifted to an undisclosed location.
Nadeem Nusrat`s reaction
MQM-London Convener Nadeem Nusrat demanded the government to stop LEAs from abducting his party workers.
In an issued statement Nusrat said that the banned outfits are given free hand by the state to operate in the city while a ban is imposed on the political activities of MQM in a crackdown.He claimed that today former Town Nazim Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Javed Ahmed, was detained by the law enforcement agencies. He further said that the motives behind the detention were to prevent people from participating in MQM-London`s Istihkam-e-Pakistan rally. He demanded the release of the party workers.