Rangers siege Farooq Sattar’s home in Karachi

Published: June 7, 2016
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Pakistan Rangers Sindh. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Rangers Sindh. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh surrounded Tuesday evening the streets leading towards Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar’s home in Karachi’s PIB Colony.

A heavy contingent of the paramilitary forces was present in the neighbourhood closer to the MQM leader’s residence.

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Party leaders Wasay Jalil and Nadeem Nusrat confirmed the development.

“[It is a] part of strategy to criminalise/terrorise MQM leadership to compel it to switch loyalty,” Rabita Committee convener Nadeem Nusrat tweeted.

Meanwhile, speaking to a private TV channel, Sattar said, “I will first speak to DG Rangers before facing the raiding party.”

“This is not the right way to approach me. Are we the country’s enemies?”

No refuge was given to any criminal, added the MQM leader.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • NDA
    Jun 7, 2016 - 11:09PM

    MQM is becoming more like a mafia not a political party. The way it handles media, parliament, and people gives the immpression of a trained force. Blackmail is its main tool put to good use all the time.

    In this present episode, blackmailing at its best. Rangers defamed for nothing. Recommend

  • ShamelessPakistanis
    Jun 8, 2016 - 3:40AM

    “This is not the right way to approach me. Are we the country’s enemies?”

    Yes. Did you not took money from RAW?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 8, 2016 - 3:42AM

    While modi is signing pact with Obama. Here is what is happening to the founders of pakistan, no wonder why Pakistan is in this situation.Recommend

  • Jun 8, 2016 - 3:51AM

    The arm forces must be free to conduct raid and search operation any where at any time to make sure MQM or any other political part or organization don,t regain the militant wing and gunny bags factory, torture cell again. Peace must be restore at any cost. its the consequences of their past episode which is play roll. MQM can only blame them self. Mafia and blackmailing is not acceptable in civilized society. The fear and myth they created in Karachi must be neutralized for the sack of the peace. Recommend

  • Jun 8, 2016 - 4:41AM

    This man should know. It is time for a separate province. For Urdu speaking Muhajjirs.Recommend

  • amir
    Jun 8, 2016 - 4:42AM

    @NDA:
    There are two RAW agent in Pakistan one is TTP the other one is MQM AND their legal advisor is Aasma JahangirRecommend

  • amir
    Jun 8, 2016 - 4:46AM

    India is starting the same game in Sindh as it did in Bangladesh. It first encourage give benefit by Indian Citizen Ship now they will be scholar like in Bangladesh and write against Army. They will join political parties or as top jobs in Sindh. The work will be get done through MQM TTP both are raw agent.Recommend

  • imran ali
    Jun 8, 2016 - 5:26AM

    @NDA:
    It menifests ethnic and racial prejudice nothing more..Recommend

  • Hameed
    Jun 8, 2016 - 5:33AM

    @amir:

    There are two RAW agent in Pakistan one is TTP the other one is MQM AND their legal advisor is Aasma Jahangir

    Neither MQM nor Asma Jahangir support Taliban. Only PTI leadership does and calls Mullah Mansoor shaheed and we all know who supports PTI from behind the scenes. If Taliban are RAW agents then what is PTI and its handlers who support Taliban?Recommend

  • R Sabzwari
    Jun 8, 2016 - 6:04AM

    @ShamelessPakistanis: Where is the proof? Just saying it is enough?Recommend

  • ibs
    Jun 8, 2016 - 6:43AM

    Great News for Pakistan! No one is above the law. If you’re anti-state you will be held accountable. Now let people cry the sindh cars, mohajair card or whatever card they wish. They are just proof why change in Pakistan will be difficult to achieve but with the resolve of our LEAs we will reach the top inshAllah.Recommend

  • Rustam
    Jun 9, 2016 - 1:03AM

    @Gowpeet: MQM should negotiate with its partners and friends in PPP for Province of Karachi. People of Pakistan did not forget that MQM abandoned repatriation of stranded Pakistanis in Bangla Desh, instead of making deal for it with PPP. MQM has been enjoying power with PPP all along but never negotiated with PPP for this genuine cause.It has to prove that it is sincere with the slogan it raises and first test for it was enabling repatriation of stranded Pakistanis. Did not it fail in that test?
    On the other hand MQM thinks it is its to spoil peace in Karachi. It should leave masses to live with security and peace and stop coercing the masses and protecting the alleged murderers in the party. To demonstrate its sincerity, MQM needs to facilitate rangers to nab alleged murderers in its fold instead of creating political fuss.Recommend

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