The Pakistan Bazaar police have registered a case against half-a-dozen workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) student organisation, All Pakistan Muttahida Students' Organisation (APMSO) over threatening and attacking their former colleague for joining the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).
An FIR No 121/16 was registered at the Pakistan Bazaar police station of District West. The case was registered on behalf of Raheel, son of Nasarullah, late Thursday night.
The complainant in his statement recorded before the police that nearly half a dozen workers of APMSO arrived at his residence in Sector 11.5 in Orangi Town on Thursday evening and threatened him and his brother, Adil Khan.
"They warned us that they will not leave us and will definitely kill us as we have joined the Pak Sarzameen Party," the complainant told the police. "They also resorted to indiscriminate firing at us but luckily we remained safe." On his complaint, the police registered a case against APMSO organiser Sarfaraz and five other APMSO workers, identified as Danish, Fareed Rana, Faraz, Ali Mustafa and Moazzam.
Pakistan Bazaar SHO Sarfaraz Alyana confirmed the registration of the FIR. Arrests have yet to be made while further investigations are underway.
This is the first time that the police registered a case against MQM or its student wing's workers for threatening former colleagues for leaving the party and joining the PSP.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2016.