Zulfiqar Mirza storms police station, manhandles officials in Badin

Published: May 3, 2015
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Former provincial interior minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza addressing his supporters in Badin. PHOTO: ONLINE

Former provincial interior minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza addressing his supporters in Badin. PHOTO: ONLINE

BADIN: Former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza on Sunday stormed a police station in Badin and manhandled security personnel for trying to arrest and registering an FIR against his aide.

Mirza reportedly stormed the Model police station along with his supporters, abused the officials and damaged furniture for filing a case against Nadeem Mughal.

Mirza along with his supporters arriving at the Model Police Station in Badin. PHOTO: ONLINE

The former provincial home minister also forcibly locked shops of local traders, Taj Mohammad Mallah and Imtiaz Ahmed Memon who filed the complaint against Mughal.

Read: Sindh police told to provide security to Zulfiqar Mirza

Mirza said that he will not leave his supporters alone in difficult times, and will not let them be targets to political victimisation, adding that the only fault of these people was that they supported the truth, and accepted the Bhuttos as their leaders but former president Asif Zardari has ruined the Pakistan Peoples Party.

FIR registered

In retaliation, local traders filed a case against Mirza and 20 of his supporters for attacking and threatening them, and damaging their property.

Later in the evening, another case was registered against the former home minister and 30 others for vandalising the police station. The complaint was filed by SHO Wali Muhammad Chang.

The entire city was shut as tension prevailed. Law enforcement agencies were deployed to handle any untoward situation.

Read: Hot words: PPP lawmakers lash out at Zulfiqar Mirza

Meanwhile in Karachi, PPP women leaders, including Shehla Raza and Sharmila Farooqui addressed a press conference against Mirza’s outrageous remarks on the PPP leadership, including Faryal Talpur.

PPP leader and Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza flanked by other PPP leaders addressing a press conference in Karachi. PHOTO: INP

Once a close aide of former president Zardari, Mirza in recent times has developed serious differences with the PPP leadership.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • M
    May 3, 2015 - 7:08PM

    All games… Lol.Recommend

  • OBSERVER
    May 3, 2015 - 7:14PM

    why no comments so far? if it was some MQM worker… the page will be filled with hate comments against MQMRecommend

  • sajjad
    May 3, 2015 - 7:51PM

    Do we have any government in Pakistan, why we have allowed people like zulfikar Mirza to go to police station and do what he did. Police should be allowed to shoot people like him.Recommend

  • True Karachiite
    May 3, 2015 - 9:10PM

    It takes MQM to make it a big news. Even Javed Hashmi’s statements (as a whistle blower) about IK and Shuja Pasha carry no weight. Altaf Hussain is 100% correct when he has been witnessing these bias reporting and actions. Recommend

  • lkhan
    May 3, 2015 - 9:29PM

    PPP should not play dirty politics, that is interfering with Mirza’s sugar mill for a start. This is thuggery at its worst, and should be above politics. Arresting his aide shows pathetic behaviour, his reaction worse… Are these people to be taken seriously? Did they really run governments and indeed are still doing so, when all they are capable of is such mafia like muscle shows?? What with MQM’s dramas as well, pray for God forsaken Sindh, too bad for its citizens….Recommend

  • ali
    May 3, 2015 - 9:33PM

    sharmila farooqi and shehla raza are taking about against Mirza….. ahahahahah…. what is the credibility of both of them specially of sharmila farooqi.Recommend

  • Jibran
    May 3, 2015 - 10:02PM

    He has a Vadera mindset. The other day when an anchor took one of his opponents on the phone line, he threatened to leave the show claiming that he couldn’t be on a show with someone with a lower family background. This attitude is shameful.Recommend

  • Orator
    May 3, 2015 - 10:50PM

    Now people of Pakistan see how Waderas, Jagirdars, Sardars and Chaudhries keep laws in their pockets and play with them the way they like. This is what MQM wants to eliminate from Pakistan and this is why these corrupt, malicious people are against MQM. People in Karachi and Mohajir would never obey and tolerate these nefarious people. Is there anyone who could raise a voice against such open lawlessness and bring the culprits in court. I think no one coz they are sons of soils. Only Mohairs and MQM are the rogue people in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Irshad
    May 3, 2015 - 11:19PM

    I condmnd the govt of sindh, May be mirza is not correct at all. but no doubt Asif zardari is playing with the lives of poor, and grabing the lands of farmers and properties of innocent peoples all over the sindh, I had not heard name of zardari before 2010 in tando Allahyar distirct, neither i heard about lands of zardari nor about sugr mills. but now where ever we see, it is to be heard that, this is zardari farm, this zardari’s sugr mill etc. meant to say zardari is curse for sindhi peoples. shame on you zardari!
    May Allah always watchover mirza sahib. Jeaye sindh, jeaye Mirza

    shame zardari shame and all the lady MPAs MNAs of PPP who are defending A blood sucker of sindhi nation! Recommend

  • Zaheer
    May 4, 2015 - 12:49AM

    The action of Zulfiqar Mirza is highly condemnable but the way PPP women leaders hold press conference and the language they used is more shameful than that of Mirza. The PPP claimed that they are the real democrates but they do not know in democratic process everyone has the right to speak. If former Home Minister has used uncivilized language or alleged PPP’s leadership than its the duty of PPP to reply in decent manner, keeping in mind once Mirza was a blue-eyed person of former president and what are the causes behind his lambasting speeches. The use of insulting behaviour and lodging FIRs against former minister would harm the image of party. So the senior leadership of PPP should resolve issues in respectable manners. Remember PPP is the party of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali who accept martyrdom for the sake of democracy and people of this country.Recommend

  • Khawar Butt
    May 4, 2015 - 1:12AM

    @OBSERVER: Mirza just completed a course on agitational politics taught by MQM instructors.Recommend

  • May 4, 2015 - 1:55AM

    This guy Mirza has gone mad, I thought he also went to UK to go after another mad guy called MQM Atlaf. Isn’t his wife a top notch doctor and politician? Very surprised by this guy’s behavior.Recommend

  • syed & syed
    May 4, 2015 - 2:14AM

    Mirza Sahib was once blue eyed boy of Zardari. What are the causes of this Juga type notorious behavior. The CM of Sindh is too old to control one person what to say about a province. Perhaps Mirza wanted Chief Minister-ship and is showing his muscles.Recommend

  • Blithe
    May 4, 2015 - 2:19AM

    He should have been in PTI – missed his true calling Recommend

  • Sam
    May 4, 2015 - 2:59AM

    Please shoot all terrorists on sight. He is a one of them. Recommend

  • Sam
    May 4, 2015 - 3:02AM

    Harassment and abuseive language is very obvious. Put him behind bars and set example for other wadeas. If I were in charge I would refer public Kashif of this dude. Recommend

  • kulwant singh
    May 4, 2015 - 3:34AM

    I though I am reading a news from Bihar or UP because such gimicks are seen in these states only.Recommend

  • Zahid
    May 4, 2015 - 3:39AM

    It’s all about political game which they are playing with Pakistan. Since we don’t have gov’t here in sindh
    Unfortunately establishment watching political game and sitting silence which is surprising God knows
    Both sindh parties ppp and mqm are same they are just spoiling rangers action in KarachiRecommend

  • TAHIR
    May 4, 2015 - 4:03AM

    Law of Jungle .Recommend

  • Someone
    May 4, 2015 - 4:43AM

    That image looks like a still from a Bollywood movie!Recommend

  • raider
    May 4, 2015 - 6:15AM

    @Blithe:
    how many pti MPAs or MNAs or any memebr stormed any police station, he should be in pmln to be accommodated like gullu, poomi butt, rana shoib adrees and rao kashif raheem are doing this job in PunjabRecommend

  • Zahid
    May 4, 2015 - 12:12PM

    Zulfiqar Mirza is a “Man” who stand against A.A. Zardari and his curruptionsRecommend

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