MQM has confirmed the late night raid on Pasha’s residence in Gulistan-e-Jauhar’s Blessing Heights and condemned the party leader’s arrest.
The family members of Shahid Pasha have said that a heavy contingent of Rangers conducted raid without any search warrants and taken him into custory.
MQM Rabita Committee has condemned the arrest of the Shahid Pasha.
MQM Convener Nadeem Nusrat in a statement has condemned the arrest of Shahid Pasha and said the arrest shows that the Karachi operation has been focused only on the MQM.
Earlier, the party’s senior deputy convener Amir Khan, Qamar Mansoor and Kamal Malik were also arrested, he further said.
Nusrat demanded of the prime minister and the interior minister for immediate release of Shahid Pasha.
Pasha who was made deputy convener of the coordination committee a year ago, believed to be an important figure in the party’s organizational hierarchy. He held a number of key party posts in the past.
Twitter reacts to Shahid Pasha’s arrest
The reaction on Twitter was mostly in favour of the detained MQM Deputy Convener, as enraged supporters trended #ReleaseShahidPasha on the micro-blogging site.
Well done Ranger #ReleaseShahidPasha
— Adil Hussain Shah (@AdilHShah) March 21, 2016
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— M NAJEEB KHAN (@NAJEEB198) March 21, 2016
— Dr. Psychologist (@FaredaZeab) March 21, 2016
— Qasim Ali (@QasimalirazaAli) March 21, 2016
— Wasay Jalil (@WasayJalil) March 21, 2016