KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) coordination (Raabta) committee said in a furious statement that MQM party workers were being misrepresented as terrorists and target killers whereas the Karachi targeted operation was not producing favourable results due to biased proceedings.
MQM said in a joint statement that its party workers were being arrested from mosques, homes and marketplaces even during the blessed month of Ramazan, adding that party workers were being subjected to inhumane torture within government’s custody while being arrested under false pretexts.
MQM Rabta committee further grieved that during the past week, dozens of party workers and political affiliates have been arrested from several areas of Karachi, of which several were still missing. The committee said that amongst the arrested, two workers were handed over to the police and two workers were under remand in jail whereas there is still no information regarding the whereabouts of the remaining workers.
MQM coordination committee stated that party workers were being subjected to character assassination after being arrested whilst being projected as terrorists and target killers. The committee said that workers were being arrested instead of focusing on targeting banned outfits like Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and terrorists who commit atrocious crimes, and that the police is arresting innocent party workers.
The committee further said that the Karachi targeted operation has been unable to produce favourable results because of such biased proceedings.
The MQM coordination committee put forward the demand of halting the arrest of party affiliates as well as party workers whilst freeing already captured workers, adding that workers should be produced before the court of law instead of being subjected to extra judicial captivity in the name of investigation.
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