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MQM denies sheltering terrorists at ‘Nine Zero’

KARACHI: Holding a presser after 30 hours of Rangers raid at party headquarters in Karachi, the Mutahidda Qaumi Movement on Thursday said the raid at ‘Nine Zero’ is beyond comprehension, ARY News reported.

“Weapons seized during Rangers raid at Nine Zero are licensed. We kept the weapons for our safety measure in view of looming terrorists’ threats”, MQM leader Farooq Sattar told a crowded press conference at Nine Zero.

Who killed Waqas Shah?

Regarding killing of party activist Waqas Shah, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said his party has proofs that Shah was killed in firing by Rangers man.

Some elements tried to doctor facts about Waqas Shah’s killing which is unacceptable, he told a crowded press conference here at Nine Zero.

Read more: Who killed MQM’s Waqas Shah during Rangers raid?

He underlined that security agencies had also warned of terror attack at Nine Zero, which prompted MQM to adopt precautionary measures on self-help basis.

He dispelled the impression that ‘Nine Zero’ was harbouring or sheltering terrorists.

Sattar warned other parties that they could also face such maltreatment at the hands of law enforcers.

Speaking on the occasion, MQM senior leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said some elements want to see Rangers and MQM at distance.

Let us be clear that some people are trying to exploit this situation, said Rizvi.

Imran Khan blasted

Lashing at PTI chief Imran Khan, the MQM leader said Imran is unable to control his own province Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, while on the other hand he is turning his guns on MQM.

He condemned the statements issued by Imran Khan against raid at Nine Zero wherein he termed raid as beginning of ‘liberation of Karachi’

Imran is trying to make his way into Karachi politics with such wrong statements.

No-go area

Rizvi categorically denied that Nine Zero was neither a ‘no-go’ area nor people find any difficulty in movement there.

Amid the press conference, Farooq Sattar also said barriers were erected in surrounding of ‘Nine Zero’ for security reasons. People have cooperated with us for the security measure but we are ready to remove all those barriers, he hastened to add.

Mr. Rizvi said MQM fully respects Rangers and other security agencies, hence there should no two opinions about it.

He appealed that MQM needed cooperation for security of ‘Nine Zero’

He took exception to Imran’s statement and said “Imran Khan lives in fool’s paradise”.

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