Families of slain MQM workers approach SHC

Families of slain MQM workers approach SHC


KARACHI: Families of activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), whose bodies were found from Superhighway, approached the Sindh High Court on Saturday against their alleged extra-judicial killings by law enforcement agencies. The petitioners pleaded the court to order judicial inquiry into extra-judicial killings of their husbands and cited the chief minister, Sindh governor, interior minister, Rangers DG and police chiefs, among others, as respondents. Samreen Jahan, wife of Noman, said Rangers personnel had arrested her husband and did not produce him before any magistrate. Her husband, she said, wasn't involved in any criminal activity, and alleged the paramilitary force of killing him. Shehla Javed, another petitioner, claimed that Rangers arrested her husband a few days ago and later killed him. They argued that if their husbands were involved in any crimes, they should've been brought before the court and not be killed extra-judicially. However, the police claimed the deceased were nominated in various cases, with Javed being accused in about 150 killings. The bullet-riddled bodies with hands tied and blindfolds over their eyes were found at the desolate spot off the Superhighway on December 23. Later, in a statement, Muttahida had claimed the individuals were affiliated with the party, terming their killing as 'extra-judicial'.

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