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Muttahida leader vows to contest his case in court

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KARACHI: Senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan announced on Monday to seek help from the judicial system of the country for his brief upsetting arrest last week.

The MQM leader told media representatives in Karachi how his party and family including him were shocked when Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Karachi’s Malir district Rao Anwar arrested him last Friday.

“Whatever was  happening that day, was a painful experience for me,” said Mr Izhar and added, he would now contest his case in the court.


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The Muttahida leader claimed that he was innocent and said, “Instead of running away from the scene, I handed myself to the police officials.”

Mr Izhar said, “Those who are responsible for the implementing law in the country should obey the law.”

He said that whether my arrest was a mistake or a pure act of misapprehension, people should know about it.

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If legal requirements were not met in my case, the MQM leader said, “Then I will have all the right to protest.”

He said Karachi’s biggest issue was law and order situation and for the sake of the city, MQM was ready to move forward irrespective of differences.

The MQM leader further revealed that for the development of the port city, a Karachi Conference would soon be convened.

Earlier today, SSP Malir Rao Anwar approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) to challenge his suspension, which was ordered after he raided Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan’s house without the permission of the Sindh Assembly speaker on September 16.

The MQM leader was later released after Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah intervened, taking notice of his arrest, resulting in Rao Anwar’s suspension.

He stated in the petition, “All legal formalities were fulfilled while raiding the house of Khawaja Izhar.”

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