KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has denied reports of lawmakers being arrested in Karachi. His statement comes after reports of orders being issued for the arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Awami National Party (ANP) and Sunni Tehreek (ST) workers and leaders.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Memon said that the list presented by MQM leader Farooq Sattar was “baseless”.
“These are allegation being leveled by MQM leaders to create hype and misguide people,” he said. “The Sindh government has no plans of arresting any lawmaker, including Farooq Sattar or Faisal Subzwari.”
Memon said that the PPP did not believe in politics of victimisation and the government would take action against criminals irrespective of their party affiliation,
Referring to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar’s statement, he said targeted action was being taken and it would be expanded with the help of Rangers and other law enforcement agencies.
“The police and Rangers have completed their homework. Those elements involved in Karachi violence will be dealt with an iron hand,” said the information minister.
Earlier today, MQM leader Farooq Sattar had presented a list of workers who he claimed were due to be arrested, saying that the names of assembly members including himself were on the list.