Rangers arrest MQM Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha

MQM leader arrested during raid at his apartment in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi

Rabia Ali March 21, 2016

KARACHI: Rangers personnel arrested from Karachi a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) office-bearer in a raid early Monday morning.

“Rangers arrested MQM Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha during a raid at his apartment in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the metropolis,” a statement issued by the party said.

MQM spokesperson Wasay Jalil confirmed Pasha was taken by Rangers into their custody.

‘Mustafa Kamal’s claims should be taken seriously’

Rangers inform ATC about Pasha’s 90-day preventive detention

Later in the day, the paramilitary force declared Pasha's arrest, and informed a Karachi-based Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) about the leader’s 90-day preventive detention. He was produced in the court of Justice Syed Mohammad Farooq Shah.

Pasha was made deputy convener of the Rabita Committee a year ago, and is believed to be an important figure in MQM's organisational structure.

MQM workers tortured in Karachi jail, says Farooq Sattar

The arrest comes days after MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar accused the Rangers of torturing and interrogating "40 under-trial prisoners" belonging to the MQM imprisoned at Karachi Central Jail, and "pressuring the workers to leave the party".

He alleged the workers were being forced to fill out a pro forma and told that they would be allotted every facility in prison, cases against them would be withdrawn and they would be released only if they changed their loyalty.


imran ali | 7 years ago | Reply PPP cannot block the PIA privatization bill it need MQM support...PML-N has 216 votes out of 446 but it need 223 ...recently 2 MQM workers was killed in custody and arrest of Pasha so that MQM which has 31 votes stayed away from the joint session PML get simple majority under article 72(4) and the bill will be passed..dirty political game of PML
imran ali | 7 years ago | Reply Beinf forced to join Mustafa kamal NAMALOOM PARTY
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