MQM decries worker’s torture in custody, Rangers refute claim

Published: October 27, 2013

Former unit-in-charge of MQM’s Burnes Road sector, Dilshad Ahmed Khan, is currently in a coma at a private hospital.

KARACHI: 

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has condemned the alleged torture of one of its workers.

The former unit-in-charge of MQM’s Burnes Road sector, Dilshad Ahmed Khan, is currently in a coma at a private hospital, said the party. “Dilshad was tortured while in custody,” said the statement. According to the party, Khan was picked up from Pakistan Chowk by law enforcement agencies on October 23. Two days later, he was handed over to his family in critical condition. He was initially taken to Civil hospital but later shifted to a private hospital.

Meanwhile, the Rangers denied that Dilshad was tortured in custody and claimed he was handed over to his brother safe and sound. “He was released a day after he was arrested because of his heart condition.” The spokesperson said that Dilshad’s condition was fine. “We have copies of the hand-over procedure.”

Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Citizen Kane
    Oct 27, 2013 - 3:37PM

    Hold on a second.. MQM is crying because someone being kept in ‘illegal’ custody is being tortured?

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  • ali ahmed
    Oct 27, 2013 - 8:16PM

    Rangers are torturing innocent people but afraid to take action in Lyari…where modern weapons are freely being used….

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  • imran ali
    Oct 27, 2013 - 8:36PM

    fighting going on in Lyari between two group of gangsters Rockets were also fired during the fight from both sides which are equipped with modern ammunition. Police and Rangers officers present in the area failed to prevent the violence.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 27, 2013 - 9:22PM

    Mqm should come up with Proof in media so that Public could know the facts

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  • bash gul
    Oct 27, 2013 - 9:25PM

    Oh delicate darlings.

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