CM House blockade: Police books MQM leaders, workers

Published: June 9, 2016
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MQM leaders holding a protest outside Sindh Chief Minister House on June 5. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

MQM leaders holding a protest outside Sindh Chief Minister House on June 5. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Police have registered a case against over 500 workers including a dozen Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders for staging on June 5 a protest outside Sindh Chief Minister House.

The MQM leaders nominated in a case include Dr Farooq Sattar, Aminul Haq, Muhammad Hussain, Khushbakht Shujaat, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Mehfooz Yar Khan Advocate, Arif Khan Advocate, Waseem Akhtar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Kamal Malick, Aslam Afridi and Shakir Ali.

It accused the MQM of interfering in government work, disrupting law and order situation and blocking the road during protest over water crisis.

The MQM activists and supporters led by MQM’s central leaders on Sunday scaled containers and pushed aside barricades to reach the Chief Minister House, where they held a sit-in to protest over water scarcity in the city.

Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah had termed it a ‘wrong precedent’ set by the MQM.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2016.

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  • Yasser
    Jun 9, 2016 - 12:55PM

    Why only 500 people?? Sindh Government should lodge FIR’s against whole of Karachi. What difference does it make to them. No one in Karachi votes for PPP anyway.Recommend

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