KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar’s life is under threat from his former party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London, ARY News reported on Monday.
According to details, security agencies have issued a letter to the Home Department of Sindh apprising that founder of MQM Altaf Hussain has directed South Africa syndicate of ex-MQM to conduct terrorist activities against MQM Pakistan leadership in a bid to disturb the peaceful environment of Karachi and discredit Law Enforcement Agencies particularly Rangers.
“Mayor Karachi is the prime target of the South Africa syndicate of ex-MQM,” says the letter.
The letter asked Waseem Akhtar to adopt necessary security measures for his protection as well as avoid predictable movement and activities to prevent any untoward incident.
This should be noted that mayor Karachi in a conversation with Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan has expressed reservations on inadequate security.
“I have been provided only one police mobile van with police squad which does not meet the required protective measures,” Waseem Akhtar said.
Intelligence agencies have asked the relevant authorities to boost security of the mayor, viewing the serious threat alerts.
It is pertinent to note here that MQM-London faction is being operated from British capital while another MQM faction, MQM-Pakistan is currently working under Farooq Sattar.
The Farooq Sattar faction comprises mostly of party’s legislators, the faction gradually dissociated itself from London after MQM chief’s controversial August 22 speech.