Liaquatabad scuffle: MQM’s Naveed calls JI’s Nasim to express concern

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidate for NA-246 by-polls contacted his Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) counterpart Rashid Naseem and expressed his displeasure over the Liaquatabad incident, ARY News reported.

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Kunwar Naveed telephoned Rashid Nasim that some participants of the JI electoral rally attacked the MQM camp near Al-Azam Square and beat even female workers of MQM.

Naveed maintained that these incidents are ‘unfortunate’ and both parties shall work together to prevent such incidents in future.

Both the leaders agreed that workers of both the parties should behave patiently.

MQM Rabita Committee statement

Earlier MQM Rabita Committee strongly condemened what it called an attack on its camp during JI’s rally in Liaquatabad.

MQM RC claimed that some miscreants in JI rally chanted hateful slogans which resulted in the unfortunate scuffle adding that that the tragic episode seemed planned as MQM was blamed soon after the incident.

MQM is trying hard to make sure that the political activities during by-polls go on peacefully and the whole MQM leadership is making sincere efforts for the cause.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain has already instructed workers to refrain from chanting opposing slogans on any political or religious leader’s arrival.

Related: JI leaders blame MQM for Liaquatabad scuffle

The NA-246 seat fell vacant after Nabil Gabol, who was elected on the ticket of MQM in the 2013 general elections, resigned from his seat after developing differences with the party.

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Liaquatabad scuffle: MQM’s Naveed calls JI’s Nasim to express concern

by Anees Hanif