MQM, Manzoor Wassan resolve to end extortion in Karachi

Published: March 10, 2012

MQM leader Farooq Sattar briefs media on how the party is trying to end extortion, kidnappings in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders met with Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan in Karachi on Saturday to discuss measures to effectively tackle the issues of extortionand kidnappings.

MQM leader Farooq Sattar, while talking to the media after the meeting, said that they have started off with two constituencies – NA-249 and NA-252 – and have called the business representatives of these areas to discuss the matters.

“Business life has been crippled… action should be taken against them [miscreants],” said Sattar.

He added that not only the police and Rangers will assist the business community in helping to get rid of the extortionists and kidnappers, but committees will also be formulated from among the common men to reduce the street crimes.

“The black sheep involved in such acts should be exposed,” he added.

Reader Comments (17)

  • HSK
    Mar 10, 2012 - 5:10PM

    “The black sheep involved in such acts should be exposed,”

    Mirror mirror on the wall, Who is ‘not the murderer’ from us all?. My dear countrymen, now lick up to your long-awaited democracy which ‘enables‘ the wanted and gangsters/extortionist/murderer to “rule”.

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  • Blooper!
    Mar 10, 2012 - 5:41PM

    MQM to end extortion: buahaha Lol – LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!!

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  • Hassan
    Mar 10, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Hope some good comes of it…

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  • sars
    Mar 10, 2012 - 7:13PM

    The wolves will guard the henhouses??? or is it because other people have learnt the art and improved on it??

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  • Mar 10, 2012 - 7:40PM

    If MQM involves in Extortion, Then Business community will not stand along with MQM. But the reality is that, Business Community of Karachi trust on MQM and stand along with MQM’s representatives. In this response, MQM always raised its voice for the protection of business community. Extortion’s blame game about MQM is fabricated & baseless.

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  • Pak
    Mar 10, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Blockquote

    Blockquote> wow

    Blockquote

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  • hey
    Mar 10, 2012 - 9:43PM

    just look at the headline and the picture. it says it all.

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  • Mar 10, 2012 - 11:03PM

    Turf war of survival has been waged by all major polical parties in Pakistan for decades. Nothing will be gained by digging up old graves and skeletons in everyones closets. Waste of precious time. All political parties must admit mistakes, have guts to apologize to nation, start a new road to nation building.

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  • ZYX
    Mar 10, 2012 - 11:48PM

    THEY will be ending extortion? Where do they intend to migrate to?

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 11, 2012 - 12:27AM

    There was not need for the MQM delegation to meet the Provincial Minister of Interior Mr. Manzoor Wassan, as MQM leaders knows very well as who are the extortionists

    If MQM wants to end the extortion from Karachi, it can do it in 24 hours.

    Only MQM Chief Mr. Altaf Hussain has to ask MQM workers to make sure that he does not want to hear a single complaint of extortion and his orders would be complied.

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  • Yazdan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 12:28AM

    Why are we critcizing our own politicians?
    First look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself why you chose them as one’s leader ?
    Think.
    :)

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  • Independent (UK)
    Mar 11, 2012 - 1:31AM

    It is really very funny to see statement emanating from Farooq Sattar saying that MQM was working to end extortion and kidnappings in Karachi. Recommend

  • Hasham
    Mar 11, 2012 - 3:42AM

    Wassan must have had this idea in one of his wildest dreams.

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  • Hassan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 6:28PM

    @ All who post against MQM

    Where was this extortion when MQM had the interior ministry?? What has changed now? Use your wonderful logic on that

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  • Ishtiaq
    Mar 11, 2012 - 9:42PM

    @Hassan:
    your question is your reply dear :)

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  • Hassan
    Mar 12, 2012 - 10:34AM

    @ Ishtiaq

    So according to you MQM will extort people, get unpopular, lose votes just because they dont have the interior ministry anymore? Yeeahh… you are right, that makes much more sense

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  • Ishtiaq
    Mar 12, 2012 - 2:40PM

    @Hassan:
    Not extort people, but who opposed them or their policies

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