Rangers team seizes ‘Indian weapons’ from MQM office

Published: October 2, 2013
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Additional IG Shahid Hayat Khan and Rangers spokesperson Brig Hamid addressing a press conference. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

Additional IG Shahid Hayat Khan and Rangers spokesperson Brig Hamid addressing a press conference. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: 

For the first time in the city’s recent history, a political party was directly and explicitly named for its involvement in violence. The Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, blamed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – not ‘unidentified suspects’ – for possessing Indian-made illegal weapons and one of its members for the killing of a public prosecutor.

On Tuesday, the paramilitary force raided the MQM Landhi office and seized an Indian-made light machine gun (LMG), submachine guns (SMGs) and rifles, said the Rangers spokesperson. They also found CCTV cameras, which the “criminals had installed to monitor law-enforcement agencies”.

The MQM denied that any Indian-made weapon was recovered from its office. In a press statement, the party demanded the president and the prime minister take notice of the matter.

The Rangers spokesperson also said that two target killers, Shamim alias Goli and Sajid Hussain were also arrested along with 12 others from Landhi.

He lashed out at the MQM for an earlier press conference where the party leader condemned the raids. “The press conference by a political party is a failed attempt to mislead citizens. Prohibited Indian military weapons recovered from the so-called office are proof that criminals and anti-state elements exist in political parties,” according to the Rangers official statement.

Responding to accusations made in the MQM press conference, the spokesperson said they would never loot office equipment and write abusive wall chalking. He alleged that some party members must have done that. “Such accusations would not stop us from fighting terrorism and crime.”

The Rangers have carried 1,000 operations so far across the city, he added.

Earlier, leaders of the MQM had slammed the Rangers for raiding their party office and demanded a halt to what they called ‘illegal raids’.

“Is Altaf Hussain being punished for supporting the operation? We were assured that no office of political parties would be raided,” MQM lawmaker Sagheer Ahmed said at a press conference held at the Landhi party office which was raided by the Rangers.

Ahmed declared that the MQM had been targeted ever since the operation began. “Are such raids making the crime rate go down? How can such an operation be successful if the Rangers carry on with their illegal raids?”

Wali Babar case: MQM member caught

City police chief Shahid Hayat announced that the death of former Anti-Terrorism Court public prosecutor Naimat Ali Randhawa was a “politically motivated targeted killing.”

Speaking at a press conference at the Central Police Office on Tuesday, he said, “We have arrested an MQM activist, Syed Kazim Abbas Rizvi, along with three others who killed Randhawa because he was going to take up the case of slain television reporter Wali Babar Khan.”  The murder was not sectarian in nature, he added.

Randhawa was shot dead on Thursday night while he was on his way home. His son, Tauqeer Ali Randhawa, was also injured in the attack by armed motorcyclists.

Additional IG Hayat said the arrest was made with the hectic efforts of the police and Rangers. However, a police press release issued over Rizvi’s arrest stated that he was arrested after he was stopped in the Gizri area over suspicion. During the initial interrogation, Rizvi confessed to his involvement in the killing, the press release added. Besides Randhawa’s murder, Rizvi was also involved in seven more cases of targeted killings.

Responding to a question, the Karachi police chief said the police have also traced the culprits who were behind the target killing of Wali Babar Khan’s eyewitness, Haider, and assured that they will be arrested soon.

“We are conducting raids wherever we’re getting information about, be it Azizabad or Lyari,” he explained. “We have the support of all political parties as they are against the criminal elements within their parties.”

On targeted killings in city, he said there was a massive decrease in the incidents and around 50 target killers belonging to different groups have been arrested so far.

In a separate press statement, the MQM rejected police claims of the party being involved in the murder of Randhawa.

The additional IG was wrong in claiming that MQM activist Kazim Abbas was picked up last night, it said. “He has been in police custody for the last several days; he was arrested on September 27 from his house. The whole neighbourhood is a witness to that.”

Meanwhile, a party leader told The Express Tribune that concerns regarding the operation had been conveyed to the federal government and they believed that the Sindh government was behind the targeted raids against them.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (152)

  • Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:37AM

    there is no difference between Lyari and Azizabad, lolz

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 3:45AM

    I dream of a day when I wake up and somebody tell me, MQM, ANP, TTP, Amn Committee have ceased to exist. I am a dreamer :)

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  • A2Z
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:58AM

    “Bakre ki maan kab tak khair manai gi”, thank God ultimately the real terrorists are being targeted by Rangers and Police.

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  • Saleem
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:59AM

    To prove that it was a real discovery, it would have been better to have a footage of raid made along with journalists as witnesses. As afterwords criminals, especially political parties, pretend to be poltically victimized.

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  • Waseem
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:35AM

    Well done Rangers and Police. Thank you for holding on to real culprits. keep it up.

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  • aqib
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:39AM

    Just the other day, Altaf bhai was giving a lecture on ET opinion pages…I wonder where all the words have gone now.

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  • Hafiz
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:54AM

    this is huge conspiracy against MQM.

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  • hasan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:02AM

    planted evidence… who trusts these agencies anyways…

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  • Mohla
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:14AM

    Excellent the Karachi Police and Rangers, It is the best time to recover peace in Karachi. your determination and dedication is the major prerequisite to take every gangster to task.Recommend

  • Dj
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:19AM

    Why am I not surprised? A party that has the audacity to attack polling stations and put stamps on their own ballots in broad daylight with the whole world watching and still having the guts to deny it can do, Anything!!

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  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:25AM

    This was a silly move by rangers, the last thing we need is another ethnic tension in karachi/country. karachi is already infested with the talebans. The situation can get out of control pretty past. Besides, the law enforcement agencies have zero credibility, no one believes them. After every other terrorist attacks by the taleban thugs, the agencies keep claiming indian/us/israeli involvement without providing a shred of evidence.

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  • Hassan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:39AM

    MQM is indeed a terrorist organization.

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:39AM

    Be even handed and make solid cases rather than scoring points in press conferences. I have no love lost with MQM but the tone and words shows the bias. Surprising to see no action on TTP, LEJ etc….

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  • Gingo
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:52AM

    Hah. Just because a country manufactures arms doesn’t mean they are at fault or are plotting conspiracy.
    Is Russia responsible for the terrorism caused by Islamist Talibans in Pakistan by using AK-47s?

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  • Ali
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:56AM

    Good to know that those terrorist were caught this time. I support Rangers operation against these target killers.

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  • The Economist
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:09AM

    This seems to be a big conspiracy against MQM because in pakistan it is very easy to get illegal weapons from open market but by claiming those illegal weapons as indian made agencies are trying to win people support against MQM.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:11AM

    Just nonsense, has ranger ever seen Indian weapon at all, they have been deployed in Karachi for past 20years since their foundation, so there is no chance that they really do know about outlook of Indian weapon.

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  • LOLzzzzz
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:22AM

    Deport them!

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:27AM

    I think the army did not like Altaf Hussein writing an opinion ET. Army has decided not to take any military action on the talibans. More than likely, this is their plot against MQM. May be the army is afraid of taking any military action on the talibans or may be some other sectarian groups or political parties do not want the army to take a military action on the talibans. They want to divert attention from talibans to MQM.

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  • Usman
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:32AM

    MQM’s entire senior leadership should be tried for treason against the state. They are criminals of the highest order.

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  • Parvez Amin
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:34AM

    Additional IG Shahid Hayat Khan is the most believable police officer I have seen on
    TV so far. His manner of speech is truthful not like the statements interspersed with long ‘hmmmmms’ to give the liar time to fabricate lies. I salute the achievements of the Rangers and the Police against staggeringly high odd. Please go for it and get Pakistan rid of these vile scum. Then go to Peshawar and clean that city up. Till then, share your operating procedures with Police in other cities of Pakistan infested with terrorists.

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  • Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:38AM

    we are 0.024646442% of the whole population of Pakistan you won’t find more than that comments in favor of MQM on tribune

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:51AM

    MQM office holders always cry and make fuss when they are the target of law enforcement agencies, they even blamed the London police for cooking up a case against Mr.Hussain, it is aways conspiracy against MQM and they have never done any thing wrong all these years. Can they deny that their leader Mr.Hussain declared in India while visiting there that the EXISTENCE OF Pakistan WAS A MISTAKE or in other words the partition of India for the Muslims to have separate home land was a mistake, now we know who has been helping this organization and it none other than our neighbor to the east. They thought and wanted assurance that the Rangers will never enter their offices because it is some sort of sacred place where they have amassed weapons given by India. If one digs deeper, they may even find weapons being supplied by other countries too, specially Israel, those who are supplying arms to these terrorist groups want to destabilize the country economically and eventually see to it that it implodes.I got a news for these terrorists that Pakistan has survived for the last 66 years and it will survive another 100 years no matter what they do, eventually we will destroy them regardless who they are, in the name of solidarity of the State of Pakistan. It is time to break up their monopoly over Karachi as they have been terrorizing the populace,remember May12,2007, we must bring these criminals to justice regardless of their affiliation to political parties, this mayhem in Karachi has been going on for too long and all the fingers points to one party and one ethnic group in Karachi and Hyderabad.

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  • Luciferous
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:53AM

    Seems that folks have very short memory. It was an open secret that MQM military wing was trained at Dheradun military academy, smuggled and hid trained Indian Military personnel in Karachi.
    I would not be surprised if they have heavy weapons like artillery, anti aircraft guns and missiles!

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  • Citizen Kane
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:01AM

    It doesn’t matter where those weapons were made. Here’s the bigger question: What is a light machine gun along with other illegal automatic weapons doing in the MQM’s office? Wasn’t MQM supposed to be a peaceful, democratic political party?

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  • abid
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:10AM

    Incredible India!

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  • voice
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:15AM

    @hasan….vidoes of election rigging, altaf hussain’s drama bazi speeces, acting like a surrogate mother……are conspiracy too…
    pakistani nation will never learn to say wrong to wrong….we have created states within state, while state institutions are equally responsible for it…

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  • Tango
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:36AM

    @Saleem:
    To stop crime, you don’t have to ask anybody’s permission, nor has law enforcement got to provide proof to criminals. For past 15 years, law enforcement has been hostage to criminals and this is how Karachi has become the crime capital of Asia.

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  • Aamir
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:41AM

    Next stop 90.
    Need to raid the main office and one will be surprised what they find there.

    CCTV coverage of the whole city?
    Weapons?
    Torture cells?
    Bhatta Money?
    Goons?

    Also arrest members of other parties as well.

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  • Gaurav
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:51AM

    India does not make weapons, it imports, wrong stamp on weapons

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  • M. Emad
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:04AM

    Today ‘Indian weapons’. Tomorrow, ‘Indian flags’, ‘Hindi Language learning books’, ‘M. K. Gandhi/ Indira Gandhi/ Mujib/ Col. Osmani’s speech record & photos’ etc might be discovered. In 1971 Pakistan Army used to ‘seized’ these type of materials from Mukti Bahini hideouts inside East Pakistan ! .

    Unfortunate 3rd/4th generation (Indian) ‘Refugee Mojahirs’! A classic example when a group of rootless people migrate far away to live in other peoples land. Recommend

  • fawad
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:06AM

    Respect for the Brave AIG. Thank God ET got the courage to name MQM at last.

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  • Last Word
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:21AM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    Agreed, TTP and LeJ must be celebrating being given clean chit to continue their sacred activities in Karachi.

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  • Hammad
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:23AM

    how hard it is to get weapons in pakistan that MQM needed to import weapons from india? are indian weapons known as export quality product anyways?

    this looks like a sham, just as 19,000 container claim was

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  • Ali
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:30AM

    Good work rangers. If police was any useful we would not have needed Rangers in the firat place.

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  • Mamoon Lodhi
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:31AM

    ‘NA MALOOM AFRAAD’ finally getting exposed!Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:34AM

    Thanks to Police and Rangers for arresting the target killers. They have made our lives miserable.

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  • Naveen
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:40AM

    All non-Punjabis in Pakistan are Indian agents.

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  • Navaid
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:47AM

    Whether they be Indian weapons or Israeli weapons, I will support the MQM, as long as they struggle for an independent Mohajir Republic.

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  • Saima
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:48AM

    Looks like another conspiracy to further throw the country into civil war like situation.

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  • Mubashir
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:49AM

    Can we just be Pakistanis for once. Can we ever rise above party lines and live and work for One Pakistan. Till that day… Nothing will change!

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  • Sivaramkrishnan B
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:55AM

    Clearly a mischievous attempt to malign the Mujahir people.

    I call on my Government, that of India, to increase the level of diplomatic and moral support given to the oppressed Mujahir’s.to ensure that there is no scope for reverse illegal migration bringing Mujahir refugees into Uttar Pradesh and other areas of India.

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  • KHAN
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:57AM

    Weapons recovered from a political party office is a very serious allegation and must be investigated by the highest court of the land.We the Karachite see the terrorism of politial parties every day.They close shops at gun point and kill innocent people every now and then.
    Its high time that our law enforcing agencies take strict action against the criminals present with in the political parties.We all saw worst kind of terrorism on May 11th election when boxes were filled at gun point in Karachi and yet our Election Commission failed to take any action against the culprits.Our men in unform were asked to superwise the election by 18 politial parties but they failed to take any action and watched rigged elections as a silent spectator.The so called mandate claimed by a political party in Karachi would have been exposed had the election being fair.

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  • Sivaramkrishnan B
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:11AM

    Clearly a mischievous attempt to malign the Mujahir people.

    I call on my Government, that of India, to increase the level of diplomatic and moral support given to the oppressed Mujahir’s.to ensure that there is no scope for reverse illegal migration bringing Mujahir refugees into Uttar Pradesh and other areas of India.

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  • Sivaramakrishnan B
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:14AM

    Clearly a mischievous attempt to malign the Mujahir people.

    I call on my Government, that of India, to increase the level of diplomatic and moral support given to the oppressed Mujahir’s.to ensure that there is no scope for reverse illegal migration bringing Mujahir refugees into Uttar Pradesh and other areas of India.

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  • ali ahmed
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:15AM

    once again conspiracy of Punjabi general against its own people..it seems MQM a silly party keeping illegal arms…Indian in its public office….this is the standard of thinking of Brig.and Gen…this the reason we have never won a war…now these forces are ready to surrender to TTP….The D.G. of Ranger should be sent to Waziristan where he will discover,more Indian arms

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  • Shah
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:21AM

    Bravo Sindh police and Rangers

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  • ua
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:22AM

    @Gingo:
    The weapons were prohibated. Perhaps you should reread the article.

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  • Umair
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:24AM

    Ayesha M…Do you need to clarify the accusations??

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  • Bitter truth
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:29AM

    and finally NAMALOOM have become MALOOM..! Thumbs up police and rangers we’re with you..

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  • Blunt
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:37AM

    ‘Aman ke asha’ providing all of their support to bring peace and stability in the region.

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  • Aakashvaani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:41AM

    RAW/CIA/Blackwater/Mossad/MI6/Afghanistan all are involved. Mujhe Zaid ne pehle hi bata diya tha.

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:48AM

    MQM caught red-handed. Although it was common knowledge in Pakistan. Indian weapons and bombs are also being used by from TTP and BLA terrorists.

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  • Karma
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:04AM

    ohh noo, they were not fro India, they came with supari and ilaichi in boris imported across the border. simpla conspiroucy against we urdu-speakers!

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  • an Urdu speaking Pakistani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:06AM

    This was bound to happen.

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  • Aysha M
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:09AM

    Government is conspiring against two iconic and my favorite personalities of this country i.e. Altaf Bhai and Mulana Fazl ur Rahman

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  • Aysha M
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:27AM

    Aysha M is disappointed

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:27AM

    @Gingo:
    There is another news in today’s ET on arrest of two terrorists who were planning attacks on Abbottabad. The ammunitions seized from them have Chinese markings on them as can clearly be seen in the photograph on the news. Here is the link to the news on Abbattabad terror plot:
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/612273/abbottabad-terror-plot-thwarted/

    Does this mean that the Chinese are also involved in terror plots in Pakistan and that they are supplying ammunitions to the terrorists?

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  • @Gingo
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:37AM

    @Gingo: shoo, indian troll.

    Today it is proved what the awam of Karachi have known for decades:

    MQM = RAW Agents

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  • BlackJack
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:37AM

    Strange that the MQM had to get “Indian made” weapons when the other versions are so much more easily available.

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  • Mamoon Lodhi
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:50AM

    Na Maloom Afraad finally getting exposed !!!

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  • Ostrich head in sand
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:56AM

    I am so happy with Rangers and our superb police force for nabbing these MQM’ers.
    I have always felt that each and every thing wrong with Pakistan starts and ends with MQM.

    Finally, we can start dreaming of the day when we will once again be the economic giant we once were, before the existence of MQM. Just imagine foreigners and cash flowing into Pakistan the day MQM is crushed. Just like the good old days when we were the Germany / USA of Asia. Yes, Dubai, I can see you trembling in your shoes.

    Will we ever learn?

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  • Ali
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:01AM

    @Saleem:
    Nahi Nahi…..we should have taken the complete media persons, potiticians and you also to the raid at MQM office so that every one could easily see what happened. We can even put a ticket out side MQM office in order for any one to go and see the weapons themselves.Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:05AM

    Aalaaat….Keep up the good work. Pakistani Rangers have proved to be more competent that London Police. I wish they continue with this operation and catch all the culprits. Meanwhile, MQM is thinking how to retaliate to the Rangers. Most probably they will take up arms against Rangers and all the blind MQM supports will again support MQM for taking up arms against Police and Rangers.Recommend

  • Jayant
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:06AM

    The real question is not if the arms are Indian, but why so much arms are in Pakistan cities. When people pick arms, the out come wont be any different then what is seen in Pakistan. Arms culture is rampart in Pakistan. there are documentaries on Peshawar arms dealers/markets. Please goggle and see almost every arms, made in almost every country is easy in Pakistan. WHY? Simple economics of demand and supply. Why arms are i demand in Pakistan should be the real question. ET PLZ PUBLISH,

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  • Aysha M
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:06AM

    Oh my God….! I did not know we had Indian Arms. I wanna try one my self.

    Please Altaf bhai can I??Recommend

  • Eli
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:07AM

    @Gingo It’s not about the Made of the Country dude! read the headline again! THE ILLEGAL INDIAN weapons is the Big deal here. Hope you get the point.

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  • Mamu
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:12AM

    Shame on the supporters of MQM. I don’t know when will they open their eyes. Now MQM will become militant again as it cannot face the truth.Recommend

  • Sudhanshu Swami
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:14AM

    I wonder why one will keep Indian weapons when in Pakistan weapons are more easily available ! Local must be cheap, and Kalashnikov must be available easily in parts of Pakistan. and even small pistols are available for 3050 rs that is 30$ !!!! So cheap !!! (reference Vice youtube video)

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  • Rixvan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:21AM

    Another stunt by our failed security agencies to divert attention of this foolish nation from key issues and to gain public sympathy.

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  • Gangam
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:24AM

    I dont understand ! Firstly Political Parties were crying that they want peace in the city! Once law enforcement agencies started the crackdown again they are crying ! What they want?

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  • Realist
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:33AM

    Great work by our LEAs! We must continue to catch TTP terrorists as well. Recently some good arrests have been made on that end too. Keep it up!!!

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  • Zuhair
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:48AM

    And the MQM still has the audacity to claim their innocence. Wow

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  • Professor
    Oct 2, 2013 - 11:54AM

    Arms smuggling is one of the biggest worldwide rackets. You’ll find all sorts of weapons in every country. You get Chinese guns too. Doesn’t mean a thing.

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 12:05PM

    1- Creation of Jinnahpur
    2- Karachi Province
    3- Imran Farooq murder
    4- Nato Trucks
    5- Indian weapons
    5- Israeli weapons ETC
    6- and NOW Murder of Randhawa by MQM activist.

    Another dumb move by Sindh(i) Police.

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  • Shark
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:09PM

    People this is a fact and it will remain a fact that MQM is a Terrorist Organization according to wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuttahidaQaumiMovement

    Designated terrorist organizations
    In 2006, the Federal Court of Canada has declared MQM as a terrorist organization, not allowing party members to visit and stay in Canada and considered it a serious security threat to Canada. Court said MQM is engaged in harassment of opponents and used crime to raise money for the party.

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  • Zafar
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:26PM

    Are these Indian weapons, seized from MQM office, part of missing 19000 NATO containers, which were long send for Jinnah-pur conspiracy in 1992?

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  • Azeez
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:30PM

    @Gingo: All the terrorist organization from Al-Qaida,Taliban,TTP,LET,JEM,LTTE….using chinese made AK-47, China is mis-using the Russian license of AK-47.

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  • Ayesha M
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:32PM

    Well done rangers carry on good work. We fully support you. Nobody will belive MQM’s crocodile tears now

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  • Ali
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:35PM

    @Gingo
    No. Russia was in an all out war in Afgh. It had its weapons on ground. They were many and then they started reproducing the weapons. If you can not tell such a story about Indian weapons, then there is something fishy.

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 12:43PM

    He has been in police custody for the last several days; he was arrested on September 27 from his house. The whole neighbourhood is a witness to that.”

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  • Nadeem (Berlin)
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:49PM

    sometimes i am amazed at these MQM zombies… their “leader” calls creation of Pakistan the biggest blunder of history and they worship him as if altaf is their God.. everyone knows India supports criminal organizations such as MQM to destabilize Pakistan and especially its economic engine Karachi.

    Great work Rangers and Police.. may God bless you! To my zombie friends who support MQM blindly… Khuda ka khauf kero yar!!

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 12:49PM

    @Iftikhar Khan:
    You are right.Police is playing a role of spokesperson of Sindh govt.This guy was arrested on 27th of Sep. and his neighbors witnessed.

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  • Mani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:00PM

    @Gingo
    Islamist Talibans in Pakistan use Chinese AK-47s. Just an FYI.

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  • A Karachi Wala
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:00PM

    Well done Rangers/Police, all Karachites are with you.

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  • Irshad Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:01PM

    Whether American weapons in 19,000 containers were not enough that they also obtained Indian inferior weapons and kept openly in their offices? What a humourous blame?

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  • Nihal
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:19PM

    Salams to all Rangers personnel and specially to Additional IG Shahid Hayat Khan.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:50PM

    The truth and real face of MQM is exposing gradually before the nation.Very well done Sindh Police and Rangers.Keep it up…..

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  • Asi
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:55PM

    Most amazing thing is , people still trust MQM when it says , “it was a conspiracy against MQM” . Looks like it is the whole world against MQm

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  • Irshad Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:55PM

    How the Indian weapons and weapons from other countries are brought into Pakistan`s territory and reaches in the hands where-ever wanted; while there are lot of forces/agencies on the land, sea and air to guard us and our borders? It is time to fix the responsibility.

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 1:56PM

    ET where is previous comment

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 1:57PM

    Before operation in Karachi PML-N was appointing Mr. Cheema IG Sindh Police PPP resisted and this IG was restored. Now it was his turn to thank PPP govt for his restoration as IG Police. Political outfits are not fool that during operation they will dump its (So-called) Indian weapon in its units and sector offices. According to Supreme Court all political outfits in Karachi have militant wings, but where are PPP, JI & ANP terrorists. Indeed, there will be criminals in MQM, but criminals only in one outfit and not in others sound very stupid. Police and Rangers have not yet arrested even a single PPP terrorist. The behaviors & statements made by Police & Rangers entirely showing that they are doing according to PPP wishes. The true soul of operation against criminals has been killed. We are ready to face difficulties. Neither we had lost courage in 1992 nor will we now. We are united. Further we are ready to face another plot that will be coming quite after some time. Nadeem Hashmi….Kazim Abbas Rizvi…………what next? See this drama in Karachi theatre produced by PPP Police and Rangers.Recommend

  • Umer
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:27PM

    Waooo…….. Now there is someone in Karachi who got GUTTTS to name NAMALOOM AFRAD as MQM !

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  • Ather
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:41PM

    AIG Hayat, Sir you are my HERO. I salute you. Bravo for a job well done and keep up the good work.

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  • True Karachiwala
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:47PM

    @Ostrich head in sand:
    @Mamoon Lodhi:
    @fawad:
    @Aamir:
    @naeem khan Manhattan,Ks:
    @Parvez Amin:
    @Ali:
    @Hassan:
    @Mohla:
    @Waseem:
    @A2Z:
    @jerseybbt:
    @Khan:

    Do not worry MQM. It’s blessing in disguise. Another opportunity to prove yourself right and opponents wrong, like Jinnahpur, Dr.imran Farooq murder, Hakeem Saeed Shaheed case, 19,000 Nato containers, Nadeem Hashmi and on…..At last truth will permanently prevail. These odds make you hard for others to handle

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  • sani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:58PM

    @Sivaramakrishnan B: LOL :D you are really funny.

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  • Lt Col Imtiaz Alam(retd)
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:06PM

    Yes, The Electronic & Print Media must air as much time as possible to bring out this fact about India’s dirty games.Recommend

  • Indian
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:26PM

    Pakistan is a fun state!

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  • SKhan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:30PM

    All such organizations involved in anti Government activities be banned.

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  • Nadeem Berlin Zombie
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:31PM

    Taliban use Chinese weapons it means they are supported by China. Pakistani forces use American weapons it means they are fighting war for US.

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  • waseem
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:36PM

    @Sivaramkrishnan B:

    Also, please request your Govt to provide some support for Independent Kashmir, Asam, Minipora, Tripura and loads of other freedom loving movement inside India, as the freedom loving people you already are.

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  • vortex
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:45PM

    Why is’nt an operation being conducted in Sohrab Goth?? Its an open secret that there many extremist elements, armed to to teeth, based here! This area also houses an arms bazaar which largest civilian arms market in the world.

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  • Alii
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:02PM

    Hahahahaha you people are so funny hhahah. You obviously dont know the planning and intelligence of the MQM. GHhahahaha funny people to be so optimistic lolz

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  • Sobriquet
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:03PM

    @Naveen:
    … and all Pakistanis are ex-Indians or descendants of ex-Indians..

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 4:09PM

    Before operation in Karachi PML-N was appointing Mr. Cheema IG Sindh Police PPP resisted and this IG was restored. Now it was his turn to thank PPP govt for his restoration as IG Police. Political outfits are not fool that during operation they will dump its (So-called) Indian weapon in its units and sector offices.

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 4:10PM

    According to Supreme Court all political outfits in Karachi have militant wings, but where are PPP, JI & ANP terrorists. Indeed, there will be criminals in MQM, but criminals only in one outfit and not in others sound very stupid. Police and Rangers have not yet arrested even a single PPP terrorist.

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 4:11PM

    Nadeem Hashmi….Kazim Abbas Rizvi…………what next? See this drama in Karachi theatre produced by PPP Police and Rangers.

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  • Rixvan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:12PM

    @Pakistani:
    Let those living in fools paradise be happy on funny jokes like this news.

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  • Napakistani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:09PM

    @Pakistan: “Just nonsense, has ranger ever seen Indian weapon at all, they have been deployed in Karachi for past 20years since their foundation, so there is no chance that they really do know about outlook of Indian weapon.”

    Would you please do us the favor of explaining the outlook of an Indian weapon and how it differs from other weapons, since you are such an expert at these things?

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  • Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:09PM

    @Raj – USA:
    Awesome analysis

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  • Khan
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:13PM

    @BlackJack:
    Awesome comment

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  • manish rohera
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @Luciferous:
    are you real?let me ask you again artillery? missiles ?lolzzzz

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  • Ali S
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:13PM

    @Khan:

    Step out of your bubble in DHA/Clifton air-conditioned rooms, there’s a world of difference. Azizabad is an upper middle-class area. Lyari is a slum.

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  • ali ahmed
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:21PM

    @Aamir…Rangers will find weapon of destruction…made in India

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  • Brookside
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:25PM

    What about report that two Pakistani naval intelligence officers were caught taking ransom money in abduction case in Karachi ? So that means whole Pakistani forces are rogue ? Weapons can be easily planted and its most common method used by police to malign anyone in Pakistan . E.T please publish this ..

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  • peepee
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:27PM

    lol. world should believe these fabricated story by punjabis

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:25PM

    I think Indian weapon is not cheaper than easily available Chineese weapon . MQM is so rich organization that it can afford Indian weapon . I doubt ……!!!

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  • Shakil
    Oct 2, 2013 - 9:33PM

    These two brave men here, just became top of hit list for target killers! any attacks on Rangers or Police in Karachi will prove who is really responsible for all these crime in the city!

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  • B
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:41PM

    Use the word “India” and it automaticly becomes a big business in Pakistsn

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  • Bilal
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:09AM

    Mean Namaloon, that now become maloon, have had some connection with RAW India for destabilizing Karachi?

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  • Luciferous
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:10AM

    @manish rohera: “@Luciferous: are you real?let me ask you again artillery? missiles ?lolzzzz”

    But you are not “lolzzzz” about Dehradun or Indian military personnel in Karachi are you Mr. Rohera?
    I would not be surprised if they have tanks too!!
    Babar Ghauri was the minister of shipping and had complete control of karachi port. Who can forget May 12th 2007, when roads and streets of Karachi became container storage sites and MQM killers went on a murderous rampage.
    It was clearly a military operation carried out by professionals from across the border.
    At times truth can be stranger than fiction Mr. Rohra.
    I don’t blame Indian High Command and understand their strategy as this is the best retaliation against Pakistani strategists burried in their “Strategic Depth” hole!
    MQM provides them with the best camouflage.
    Ironically the real players know it well.
    Altaf will NEVER return to Pakistan.
    He knows that ISI knows all about him and what fate awaits him!
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  • Bilal
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:13AM

    Mean Namaloon, that now become maloon, have had some connection with RAW India for destabilizing Karachi?Recommend

  • mrs ahmed
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:39AM

    @M. Emad:
    what do you mean by rootless ,
    they werent rootless , by the folly of two nation theory voted for the creation of PAKISTAN in 1946 election and they became mohajirs not rootless ,

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  • mrs ahmed
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:59AM

    @Navaid:
    stop it as it is they are labelling MQM anti state

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  • a
    Oct 3, 2013 - 1:42AM

    will the real Aysha M please stand up? LOL
    trolling the poor girl/boy

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  • Omair Khan
    Oct 3, 2013 - 2:08AM

    @Parvez Amin:
    Shahid Hayat most believable? lol He’s the one along with Shoaib Sidal and few others accused of killing Murataza Bhutto now sitting at prestigious positions in govt agencies.

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  • Omair Khan
    Oct 3, 2013 - 2:17AM

    @Shark:
    Let me clear you only Altaf Hussain disallowed to come to Canada otherwise MQM has a strong hold there specially in Toronto because I live there and I know there representatives who’re freely conducting their activities and they have contacts in the Canadian Govt so don’t take them easy.

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  • Omair Khan
    Oct 3, 2013 - 2:22AM

    @Shark:
    I live in Toronto, Canada and only Altaf Hussain is disallowed otherwise MQM is running strong here and they freely carry out their activities and arrange programs for families and on special occasions and they have contacts in Canadian Govt too, so don’t take them easy bro because I know many of them personally here.

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  • Luciferous
    Oct 3, 2013 - 4:51AM

    @Dr.A.K.Tewari: “I think Indian weapon is not cheaper than easily available Chineese weapon . MQM is so rich organization that it can afford Indian weapon . I doubt ……!!!”

    What could be cheaper than free home delivery along with trainers Dr Ji!

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  • Bob S.
    Oct 3, 2013 - 6:17AM

    @M. Emad: Who do you think Muslims are in the Indian subcontinent? Don’t you think you are living in other peoples’ land? You should think about following your own advice…

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Oct 3, 2013 - 6:51AM

    @Navaid:
    Now the true colours are showing up, this is nothing new, we knew all along what this so called MQM was up to.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Oct 3, 2013 - 7:03AM

    @BlackJack:
    These weapons were freebies from India.

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  • Azhar88
    Oct 3, 2013 - 8:55AM

    The people of Pakistan are so naive, or I should say that plain stupid. Everyone knows how corrupt the police and other security forces are. Everyone knows that they have murdered people in fabricated encounters and have forced confessions out of innocents. Why is it that when it comes to MQM then all of a sudden the same police is believable beyond any question.

    I am not saying that MQM has not murdered innocent people. They have killed just like the army killed innocent people in 92 and in banglades, just like ANP and PPP kills innocent people.

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  • khan
    Oct 3, 2013 - 9:29AM

    @True Karachiwala: Some people will remain in a denial phase no matter how much evidence is shown to them.

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  • khan
    Oct 3, 2013 - 9:57AM

    @Tanzeel: No one can deny the fact that political parties in Karachi have guns.They use guns to collect animal hides,force shopkeepers to close their businesses and collect Bhathas.Sooner we accept this reality better it is for Karachi.If we keep on denying this fact then we will never find a solution.

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  • Ammarttitude
    Oct 3, 2013 - 10:39AM

    Of course, that all fits. I mean, i hate to be judgmental but MQM is considered to be a huge militant group that has a little political wing. And from where have they been getting all the arsenal? A good question. Anti-Pakistan forces are helping them, not only MQM but everyone who is anti-Pakistan. Whether they are terrorists of MQM, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. It’s a shame but it’s good to see that this operation is proving to be fruitful. We deserve to live in a better Pakistan; Jinnah’s Pakistan. Thumbs up, Rangers for doing a ‘real’ operation this time.

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  • Oct 3, 2013 - 12:24PM

    Actually few people are r in the habits of listening what they wish. And when they hear about the same they start celebrating it, no matter what the credibility of the person who is saying it. But he is a hero because he is saying what I wish.

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  • Oct 3, 2013 - 2:10PM

    @Luciferous:
    Its your opinion.U r free to comment on any thing free of cost.

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  • Luciferous
    Oct 3, 2013 - 5:34PM

    @tariq: “@Luciferous: Its your opinion.U r free to comment on any thing free of cost.”

    Eternally grateful for your kind permission! Bt the way after conquering Pakistan, when are we re conquering “Undlus?”

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  • antanu
    Oct 3, 2013 - 7:08PM

    @Gingo:
    By your standard….any arms find with terrorists in India has to be ignored? Are you trying to say that arms etc. smuggled in India thru Terrorists are not Paki conspiracy?

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  • err
    Oct 4, 2013 - 12:30AM

    @Raj – USA:
    @Khan:
    yes mr. may be. you cant appreciate what is being done.

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  • Omair Khan
    Oct 4, 2013 - 12:38AM

    @M. Emad:
    p.s. What about Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah? Your comment applies on him also, so think before you comment because you and the people liking your comments are the real traitors of Pakistan and it’s the same mindset that killed Liaqat Ali Khan also.

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  • Gingo
    Oct 4, 2013 - 2:42AM

    @@Gingo:
    Pointing out the obvious makes me an Indian Troll now?
    MQM is a necessary deterrent against the Islamists and Taliban apologists. If it weren’t for MQM, the Islamist loving clerics wouldn’t allow the women of your house to step out and study in schools, universities or seek jobs.

    @Raj – USA: My point exactly. The use or misuse of a weapon is not the fault of the manufacturer country

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  • Gingo
    Oct 4, 2013 - 2:45AM

    Strange I never hear any of my fellow countrymen unanimously and vehemently condemning and hating Taliban Islamists the way they do for MQM

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  • rafi
    Oct 4, 2013 - 2:58AM

    @Raj – USA:
    u indian love mqm dont u and why not?????

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  • rafi
    Oct 4, 2013 - 2:59AM

    @Sivaramkrishnan B:
    here we go more indian supprting mqm carry on dude evry oone is getting exposed here

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  • rafi
    Oct 4, 2013 - 3:02AM

    @Gaurav:
    stop crying for mqm

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  • Ostrich head in sand
    Oct 4, 2013 - 9:12PM

    @M. Emad:
    You and your gutter (Fox News) mentality are the reason we have insurgencies all over the country. We lost East Pakistan because of your mentality. Shame on you.
    BTW, I am not defending MQM who need to do some soul searching themselves.

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  • Efaz
    Oct 5, 2013 - 2:00AM

    Same old tactics of PPP by using rangers and corrupt police.
    Please do not expect from MQM to stash weapons in their offices.
    They have been playing in that field most of you were in liquid form. Also, MQM uses only pen and pencils to fight not Indian made weapons.

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Oct 5, 2013 - 5:34PM

    @Ostrich head in sand: M. Emad is an Indian, and I suspect a Hindu as well. You are wrong, the reason for 1971 was because of the Hindu minority brainwashing Bengali Muslims to fight Islamization and to attack fellow Muslim Biharis and Assamese on nationalism. No one actually thought it would result in independence, but it happened due to Indian and Soviet involvement, and US giving them a free hand betraying Pakistan. Looking back, in a way, its made Pakistan more unified and united, proven the US as disloyal, and made us reassess our relations in the world. Pakistan can stand on its own 2 feet, and alhamdulilah for everything. We will never forget the martyrs who died in Bangladesh and Pakistan army, they are close to our heart. It is proven, Indian state terrorists are funneling weapons to MQM to destroy Karachi just like they did at that time.

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  • salim
    Oct 5, 2013 - 6:04PM

    @Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan:
    Lets not fool ourselves! We lost E Pakistan only and only because of chauvinism of West Pakistanis particularly Punjabi chauvinism. ZAB was the catalyst. They were considered inferior beings and were thoroughly exploited. India or Soviet Union would have been unsuccessful in their evil designs if there was unity and understanding between East and West.

    Having been posted there at that time I can write pages upon pages of what I saw!

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:29PM

    ET, pls allow me to respond to a question posed directly to me. Thanks in advance.

    @salim: Explain then that roughly half of the Bengali population today support politicians and parties with were pro-Pakistan during 1971. So much so, that the governments feels they must execute opposition leaders on fake genocide charges. How many millions of Biharis and Bengalis escaped persecution from Indian-backed secular Bengali militants and reside in Pakistan today? The exploitation myth is propaganda, and nothing else.

    Also, don’t insult or deride any culture to blame it for these problems. This is exactly what destroyed Bangladesh and led to the death of hundreds of thousands of Bihari and Assamese Muslims by Bengali nationalists. Z.A. Bhutto was a Sindhi and Gen. Niazi a Pashtoon, so how did they espouse “Punjabi” nationalism?

    Islam doesn’t teach us to divide ourselves on nationality, but that we must be united together. This is the only future for Pakistan, and why we are different from other nations like India and Bangladesh who persecute their national minorities.

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